Tag Archive: Jesus

Aug 17 2014

What is the lesson of Gideon and his 300-man army?

“Gideon used fire because the electricity ran out. God said blow the horns and crash real big, and he would give them electricity,” says Weston, 4. I’m sure Gideon and his band of 300 would be surprised to know they solved Israel’s energy crisis in the late 11th century B.C. The problem in Gideon’s day, …

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Aug 10 2014

Who is God’s best friend?

The key to long friendships is a short memory, says humorist Michael Hodgin. It’s easy to be a friend to someone who likes and respects you. Have you ever considered being a friend to someone who can’t give you anything in return? Or what about the person whose mere presence gives you a headache? Now …

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Jul 20 2014

What is the narrow gate of which Jesus spoke?

“God has a narrow gate so people won’t push and shove to get in,” says Allen, 10. “You have to wait your turn to get in,” adds Brittany, 7. When there’s a great sporting event, some fans sleep outside the ticket office in the cold to get a ticket. We may think that places in …

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Jul 13 2014

What is the golden rule?

What did Jesus mean when he said, “Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them”? “If you are mean to someone, then they will start being mean back to you,” says Blain, 7. Brooke, 9, looks to agriculture to interpret the golden rule: “If we plant something good, we get …

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Jul 06 2014

Why did the early colonists come to America?

“The colonists came to America because they heard it was a free country. They came from neighborhoods that had problems,” says Nathan, age 7. I wonder if you’re thinking of Australia instead of America. “Early American colonists came to America for freedom, God and gold,” says Jenny, age unknown. Legends of gold cities lured some …

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Jun 29 2014

Why do people have to die?

People die because “God wants more angels,” says Katie, 6. Though some people act like angels and others like the devil, angels are angels and people are people. With the exception of morticians, no one likes funerals. When we experience the loss of a friend or a loved one, it’s easy to forget that death …

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Jun 26 2014

COMING OUT

The Longview chapter of the Lesbians Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) has held its first-ever parade through Heritage Plaza in downtown Longview. Spectators and vendors both enjoyed the event. Vendors Nicki Williams and Casey Brehm of the group NETX NORMAL advocate the use of Cannabis for “medical and responsible use,” and their booth was a …

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Jun 22 2014

Why does God let us sin?

“God lets us sin because Adam sinned, so we will die,” says Ben, age 10. “If he didn’t sin, we would live forever. But Adam listened to Eve, so that’s it.” So that’s it, huh? Ben, I believe there’s more to the story. “I think God lets us sin because we were born sinning, and …

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