City Life Philly

Starving for Sweden
AJ Luca

CITY LIFE PHILLY

For a 100% Italian, fasting is never easy. Perhaps that’s more of a human thing than an Italian thing, but surely being Italian makes it doubly difficult. The last time…

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Fullness of Joy
Katie Lerro

CITY LIFE PHILLY

I woke up feeling down yesterday, which took me by surprise. It reminded me of something that happened a long time ago . . . My husband Bill was still serving in…

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Puppets and Quality Time
Kiera Bohan

CITY LIFE PHILLY

Sunday mornings growing up, I would join the children of the congregation up at the front of the sanctuary for the children’s sermon.  Sometimes my dad, as the pastor, would…

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Rearview Mirror
Sarah Spegal

CITY LIFE PHILLY

Shortly after I turned sixteen and received that prized piece of plastic called a driver’s license, I got my first car. It was a 1998 Mercury Mystique which I would…

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A Servolution Story
Katie Lerro

CITY LIFE PHILLY

It is the afternoon of Friday, May 11th. I put on my 2018 Servolution t-shirt, which reads: “SERVE. THE CITY. THE ONE. City Life Philly” I walk to South Philly High School,…

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Homegirl and Her McFlurry
Sarah Spegal

CITY LIFE PHILLY

It's nearing 9 PM and I'm waiting for the bus. I'm tired. My back hurts. I want to be home. I do not want to be waiting for Philadelphia public…

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I See Victory
AJ Luca

CITY LIFE PHILLY

This devotional is inspired by “I See Victory,” the new single from City Life Worship. (You can listen to "I See Victory" on iTunes, Apple Music, and Spotify.) My prayer…

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What You See is What You (Might) Get
Leah Leach

CITY LIFE PHILLY

I came across an article recently that I just couldn’t pass up.  When the headline is about gummy bears, it has my attention.  I love everything gummy, and am very…

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People Always Leave
Tika Siburt

CITY LIFE PHILLY

People always leave.  . . . Or at least that is what time and experience had convinced me.  The feeling of abandonment has been a struggle that I have been…

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Pick Up the Phone
Kiera Bohan

CITY LIFE PHILLY

“Pick up the phone, pick up the phone,” I whispered silently to myself trying to hold back my tears. It was a cold rainy night when my best friend and…

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Insurance
Morgan Hepburn

CITY LIFE PHILLY

There was a time when I had nothing to give my children.  We were going through a financial hurricane. We’d lost our income and our savings were completely depleted. We…

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When Football Matters
(Go Eagles!)
Katie Lerro

CITY LIFE PHILLY

First of all, I need to get this out of the way:  I am not a fan of football . . . Except when it matters.  When I was in…

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Where is God When Life Isn’t Fair?
Sarah Spegal

CITY LIFE PHILLY

As I delved into the pages, I quickly became unsettled. I was reading the story of Hannah in 1 Samuel 1-2. The chapter begins this way, “Elkanah had two wives,…

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“Cwackas”
Morgan Hepburn

CITY LIFE PHILLY

It’s 5:47am. I awake to find two little hazel eyes staring at me.  I don’t know when my toddler entered my room, or how long she’s been waiting, but I…

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Training With God
Kiera Bohan

CITY LIFE PHILLY

The clock strikes midnight, we all hoot and holler, hugging friends and loved ones, wishing each other a “Happy New Year!”  For a few seconds we forget about the past…

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Trying To Perfect Christmas
Tika Siburt

CITY LIFE PHILLY

Christmas Season: When we are filled with this overcoming want to be cheery and bright. Where snowflakes dance in the sky and mistletoe is hung in hopes of making two…

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Christmas: A State of Mind
Angel Sunayana Erpula

CITY LIFE PHILLY

I was watching this movie the other day, and no one probably empathizes more than I do with Charlie Brown’s sentiments about the season. Despite being excited about the holiday…

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God is Good
Leah Leach

CITY LIFE PHILLY

The Christmas season is already upon us and my kids have already started going through the toy catalogues circling what they want for Christmas everything.  I can always tell a…

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My Father Who Loves Me
Katie Lerro

CITY LIFE PHILLY

I’ve often heard it said that a person’s view of God is heavily influenced by the experience they’ve had with their earthly father. I believe this is true; it was…

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When God is Silent
Sarah Spegal

CITY LIFE PHILLY

Recently, some friends and I were pondering the various ways in which God speaks to us. We discussed how we’ve heard him speak through the Bible (2 Tim 3:16-17), through…

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