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Blurred Lines with Jamey Dickens

When it comes to dating and relationships, are you in constant battle between the world’s expectations and the Word’s expectations? Is “talking” just talking? Does going out on a date suggest you are in a committed relationship? Is sex an important element in testing compatibility and building a “healthy” relationship?

Let’s face it… many of us get lost in attempting to define our relationships according to the world’s terms while we lose focus of the ideas God has already laid out for us. The lines our heavenly Father has drawn are blurred when we try to move them into our world.

We desire intimate relationships with others, whether romantic or not, because we are created in His image—in the image of a God who is interactive, relational and personal. Just as He longs for us to intimately experience Him, He longs for our earthly relationships to reflect Him. It’s time to discover what true relationships look like, step into those blurred areas and allow the light of God’s Word to bring us back into focus. Ephesians 5:8-10 says, “[We] groped [our] way through that murk once, but no longer…. The bright light of Christ makes [our] way plain…. Figure out what will please Christ, and then do it.”

Young men and women in grades 8-12 are invited to join BLUSH on November 15, 2014, as we strive to define those Blurred Lines. We will join dynamic speaker and youth pastor from Buckhead, Georgia, Jamey Dickens, as he offers truth and insights into what God has to say about dating, relationships, and yes, sex.

When: Saturday November 15, 2014.

Where: Oakbrook Church, Kokomo

Miami County Community Foundation Honors Scholars
Awards $138,000 in Scholarships

Jay Albright and Jessica Monnet, recipient of the James U. and Betsy Guthrie Health Scholarship.
Stephanie Miller Overman

6/18/2014 Peru, Ind. – This year, 60 students collectively received 38 scholarships through the Miami County Community Foundation. The scholarships totaled more than $138,000, including the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, which pays full-tuition to any college in Indiana for four years and a $900 yearly book stipend. The scholars were honored at an appetizer reception hosted by the Community Foundation on Wednesday June 18, 2014 at the First Christian Church Fire House Ministry building.

The scholarships are made possible by various donors who have established funds through the Miami County Community Foundation in order to forever benefit graduating Miami County seniors.

Connie Cutler, the Director of Development of Miami County Community Foundation, thanked the many philanthropic individuals and groups who started endowment scholarship funds, helping countless Miami County Students to brighter futures because of educational opportunities.

More than 120 scholarships were awarded and celebrated during the evening.

“Scholarship receptions are very special occasions” said Jay Albright, Executive Director of the Northern Indiana Community Foundation of which Miami County is a fund affiliate. “You meet some amazing students, and introduce them to the donors who made their scholarship a reality. It’s one of the highlights of the year,” continued Mr. Albright.

This year's keynote speaker was Stephanie Miller Overman, a 2002 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship recipient, and a Maconaquah Graduate. Stephanie graduated in 2006 from Indiana Wesleyan, and started working as a pediatric ICU nurse while she continued to further her education at Indiana Wesleyan. She graduated in 2011 as a Nurse Practitioner, and she is currently working for Wabash County Hospital in the Family Physician Outpatient Clinic.

See a complete list of the scholarships awarded and the recipients.