Tag Archive: love

Jul 13

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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Jun 29

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 22

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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Jun 08

How can you avoid being double-minded?

“When bad things happen, don’t ask God why. Just believe God has everything under control, and don’t panic on him,” says Becca, 10. It’s easy to trust God when things are going smoothly. When the crisis hits without warning, faith is tested. James, the New Testament writer, is so confident in God’s goodness that he …

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May 11

Why does God perform miracles?

Miracles are big business today. If you have any doubt, type the word “miracle” into your favorite online search engine. My personal favorite is “The Cat Miracle Diet” website. This diet promises the same lean, svelte figure as most cats. By dining on lizard tails, blades of grass and moths, “you’ll find that you not …

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May 04

How Do You Pray for God’s Blessing?

We would get our family together, hold hands, sing and pray,” says Jonas, 6. When God is at the center of home life, families are truly blessed. Children respond when they see their parents humble themselves before God. “I would ask God to give me wisdom and love for one another. I would also ask …

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Apr 27

How do we know that Jesus is the Messiah?

asked this question to children as part of the Children’s International Arts Festival, at http://www.kidstalkaboutgod.org/. Alexandria Dubinin, 12, wrote a wonderful essay that won her family of six a dude ranch vacation at Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch in Yucca, Ariz. Here is her winning essay: “Jesus gave us many signs to prove that He was …

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Apr 13

Awake and Alert!

Every living creature sleeps. No matter who or what or where, every living thing sleeps. Consider the following: Some humans sleep on their backs, their sides or their stomachs. Some sleep with their knees drawn up to their chest. Others sleep with one leg drawn up and an arm under their head. Some of us …

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