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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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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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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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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 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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Jun 15 2014

How can God be everywhere?

“I think God can be everywhere because he can look at everybody from the sky,” says Kate. “God has angels everywhere to help him be everywhere,” says Emilee, 8. Friends, I believe you’re trying to confine God to the space of his creation. Instead, imagine dipping a cup in the ocean. Let the water in …

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Jun 08 2014

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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