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Mission Trips Matter (But Leave the Heroism at Home)

Junior Grace Edwards took a trip to South Africa over the summer and described how it “really took a toll on [her] heart to see the harsh conditions that they had to live through, and yet they were still so joyful and grateful for life.” Her group brought the townships meal kits and got to interact with them face-to-face, fostering meaningful connections and completing important service projects. Moments like these are life-changing, exciting and important; however, it’s important for those going on mission trips to assess their own intentions and impact meticulously.
March 29, 2019

A simple refresh of an Instagram feed around June or July each year reveals the false glamour of everyone’s lives: one friend spent two weeks in the Bahamas, another went backpacking in Europe, and yet...

Nike Introduces Hijab for Female Muslim Athletes

(Photo By: CNN Money) Emirati figure skater Zahra Lari told CNN news,
April 26, 2017

In recent weeks, Nike has created a prototype for a hijab. It is designed for the Muslim Female athletes who were complaining about the comfort of their traditional hijabs while competing. The hijab...

Dear Someone Special…

Live your life for the Lord and you will find yourself in the eternal kingdom in the sky, holding the hand of Jesus Christ himself.
November 7, 2016

I tend to think that I am a pretty talented person. I have been told that I have a gift with the written word. I am not terrible when it comes to art. I am not bad at soccer. I am usually very good at...

Path to Heaven

Heaven may not be what many imagine it to be. We have to look farther
May 8, 2015

Heaven: a shining place full of wonder and light, where souls enjoy the afterlife in peace and happiness. Around the world, cultures speak about a “heaven” with great rewards. In most, eternal happiness...

Instapray: My Experience

Instapray allows me to overcome problems, and help others reach their goals. The app has received extremely high ratings, 4.8 stars on average.  It is an app with much potential to please anyone who joins.
May 6, 2015

Worship and prayer are not usually things you see every day on social media, but there is a relatively new app changes that entirely. Instapray, introduced on January 10, 2013, is an app designed to let...

The Princess Within

“It was granted her to clothe herself with fine linen, bright and pure, for the linen is the righteous deeds of the saints” Revelation 19:8. Photo used with permission of Mikaela McCord.
March 24, 2015

Cinderella. The very name elicits varying reactions among different people, and, while there are thousands of different interpretations, the general outline of each version is the same: The protagonist’s...

Simple Charity Hosts H2O 5k for Kenya

Simple Charity is hosting a H2O 5k on Saturday, March 28 starting at 7:15 am at North Forsyth Middle School. Register and make a difference for global poverty.
March 23, 2015

Calling all runners! Simple Charity and Just One: Africa, non-profit organizations for global poverty, are partnering up and hosting a 5k and Fun Run on the morning of Saturday, March 28 at North Forsyth...

The Process of Independent Thought

“I can’t answer that,” John mumbled, and he tilted his head to see William stare at him, his eyes squinted like he was still looking at the sun. “I don’t know what heaven looks like. I can’t contort my beliefs in order to meet the hypothetical.”
February 23, 2015

It started with less to do with the cigarette smoke that his father could smell on his breath, and more to do with the way he spoke of heaven: it started with “ifs”.  And then he spoke of God with...

Delilah

Maybe caught between salvation and damnation was right where she belonged, Delilah thought.
December 15, 2014

Delilah floated through the arched wooden doors. She paused and hovered at the top of the stairs, looking out toward a horizon that was obscured by buildings of various sizes. “My lord,” she said,...

Grasso Punches Global Poverty in the Face

Grasso Punches Global Poverty in the Face
December 8, 2014

The idea of Simple Charity was formed on a February night when Senior Brian Grasso demanded for a solution for global poverty. Now, he is living the dream with his booming student-led organization and...

FCA at North

The FCA ministry at North is a church-like service, complete with prayer and a sermon. “[It is] sort of like going to church twice a week…” says Freshman Chase Merberger.
November 13, 2014

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is an internationally-recognized organization designed to “use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ”, according to the FCA...

Faith in Simple Charity

Senior Tessa Carley and University of North Georgia student Katie Pruitt shined the light on global poverty as they enjoyed a brisk October night at the annual Cumming Fair. At the fair, the members sell home-made t-shirts for $15 and provide different incentives for each dollar donated. They also strum melodies on a guitar to draw attention to the booth and give those walking by enjoyable music to listen, providing a pleasant contrast to the loud screams echoing from the rides in the distance.
October 10, 2014

Simple Charity began with a dream for a solution. Senior Brian Grasso, the founder of Simple Charity, saw the potential in North Forsyth to raise $100,000 before the end of the school year for the poverty-stricken...

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