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Aug 31 2014

Why is it important to be courteous?

Lewis Copeland tells the story of a mother who boasted about the good manners of her little darling at a dinner party. “Charlie, my dear, won’t you have some beans?” she said. “No,” was the ill-mannered reply from the so-called cherub. “No!” exclaimed the astonished mother. “No what?” “No beans,” said the child. You won’t …

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Aug 24 2014

What part of creation reminds you of God?

“My favorite thing that God created is blueberries. God is good for making them,” says Olivia, 6. I’ve never linked blueberries with the goodness of God, but why not? If you had mentioned blueberry pie a la mode, somehow the link would be clearer. “I think God created flowers so they could freshen the world …

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Aug 03 2014

What can we learn from the walls of Jericho falling down?

“They (Joshua and the Israelites) marched around the Jericho walls for days,” says Meagan, 7. “On the seventh day, they blew their horns, and the walls came tumbling down, and they shouted. You can never keep God out of your house, even if you tried.” Unfortunately, Meagan, a lot of people try. “I think God …

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Mar 16 2014

What does it really matter?

We often hear that “the Bible is the best-selling book in the world.” But having said that has little significance if it has no influence in and on the lives of its owners. It is one thing to own a Bible, it is quite another thing to live by its teachings, accept its plan of …

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Mar 10 2014

Why do people not respect God?

“Some people do not respect God because they believe in something else,” says Megan, 11. “They believe in two planets crashing together and creating the Earth. Some people also believe in monkeys creating us.” “Monkey see; monkey do” is the way people act when they place their faith blindly in scientists who propose we arrived …

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Mar 02 2014

Why did Jesus say we must enter His kingdom with childlike faith?

“Children don’t know about sin, and that’s why they go to heaven. Grown-ups know about sin, so they get a choice,” says Taylor, 8. Taylor, have you ever disobeyed your parents? No further questions. “You can learn more stuff as a child. A child is smarter than an adult,” says Hoss, 7. Most children learn …

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Jan 19 2014

How Do I Live Without Fear?

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For you are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me” (Psalm 23:4). “When I am scared, God will help me,” says Joseph, age 7. “And if a burglar is coming into my house, God will …

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Jan 05 2014

Confidence in organized religion continues to decline

According to a recent Gallup poll, Americans’ confidence in organized religion and other institutions is down. Only 46 percent said they have a “great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in church or organized religion. That’s just a single point away from being the lowest in Gallup’s history since 1973. I don’t know about …

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