Keys for Kids
"Mom, guess what happened?" called Mike as he rushed into the house after school. "My teacher is so mad!" He tossed his baseball cap on a chair and reached for an apple. "Ken and Rod think it's funny. Maybe they're the guilty ones." Mike took a bite...
Paul and DJ munched on caramel corn as they and their parents wandered around at the fair. "Can I go on the merry-go-round?" Paul asked eagerly. "Okay," said Dad. "How about going along with your brother, DJ?" "Aw, Dad, that's for babies," protested...
"I'm in trouble," murmured Scott as he and his sister Olivia walked home from school one day. "I didn't turn in a couple of my homework assignments, and Mr. Briggs says I have to stay in every recess until I get my work caught up. Even worse, he sent...
The mining cars rattled along the tracks as Theo and his family peered ahead into the dimly lit interior of the old mining shaft. "Do you think we could still find gold down here?" Theo asked excitedly. The tour guide chuckled. "You have a little gold...
Lexi excitedly walked her first two-wheeler bicycle from the store to the car. "We'll put the training wheels on when we get home," Dad said as he loaded it into the back of the van. "I'll help you learn to ride, too." "I don't need training wheels! I...
Who Knows Best?
Angela angrily dropped her books on the kitchen table. "What's wrong?" asked Mom, looking up from brushing Lori's hair. "Looks like you're angry about something." Angela's eyes filled with tears. "I prayed so hard to win a place in the art show, but I...
Light Needed (Cont’d.)
"Can you sleep at our campsite tonight?" Josh asked his friend Ben after spending the evening with Ben's family. "My mom says it's okay with her." "Can I, Mom?" Ben looked over at his mother. "Then I won't wake you when I get up early to go fishing."...
"It's so dark out," said Kathy as she and her brother Josh stumbled along the path through the woods. They had been visiting some friends who were camping just a short distance from their own campsite. "At least we don't have far to go," said Josh....
David ran after his soccer ball as it rolled into his neighbor's front yard, but he slowed to a walk when he saw Mr. Scott sitting on the porch, reading a newspaper. "I'm sorry, Mr. Scott," David apologized as he picked up the ball. Mr. Scott peered...
"Mom, do you think Jesus really will come back someday?" Bob asked as he and his little sister Mandy climbed into the car after Bible club. "I mean . . . well, it just seems like all my life I've been told that He will. Our Bible club lesson was about...
"Our youth speaker talked about witnessing at school, but I can't witness there," Tanner told his mother as he prepared potting soil for a school project. "You can't?" Mom asked, glancing curiously at Tanner. Tanner shook his head. "None of the...
"Mom, will you sponsor me for the jump-a-thon we're going to have at school?" asked Janie, waving a paper. "People sign this list to donate a certain amount of money for every minute we jump rope. If you sign up for ten cents a minute and I jump for...
"I'm home, Mom!" called Tim as he let the screen door bang behind him. He dropped his backpack, poured a glass of milk, and perched on a stool at the kitchen counter, thinking about all the things that had gone wrong that day. His thoughts were...
Stop and Go (Cont’d.)
"Bye, Mom," called Kevin as he got his bike out of the garage. He was going to run an errand for his mother. "Be careful," said Mom. "Don't forget--you have to obey all the traffic signals." "Yeah, Kev," said his sister Audrey. "Just like cars do." "I...
Stop and Go
When Kevin saw the flashing lights from a police car behind them, he got a tight, scared feeling in the pit of his stomach. "Looks like the policeman wants me to pull over," observed Mr. Casey, the neighbor with whom Kevin was riding. Mr. Casey...
Laughter erupted as the Spencer family finished a rowdy game of charades. Jill, a neighbor girl who had joined them in the game, got ready to leave. "I wish my family liked each other better and had fun together like yours does," she told Cara. "We...
The Wrong Finger
"Of course I'm a Christian!" Mason told his friend Brad. "My mom and dad go to church all the time. Dad's on the church board, and Mom teaches Sunday school." Mason paused, then added, "Besides, in church last Sunday they both gave testimonies about...
Ella tied a ribbon in her hair. Turning away from the mirror, she bumped into her little sister Chloe. "Mom!" yelled Ella, grabbing Chloe by the hand and pulling her to the head of the stairs. "Chloe's driving me crazy! Can you keep her with you?...
"I don't think Anna is a Christian at all," declared Ethan as he and his sister Sabrina rode their bikes up the driveway. "In fact, I'm sure she's not. She lied to me!" He turned his bike around. Mom looked up from her flower garden. "Whoa!" she...
Susie and Her Shadow
"Look, Mom!" Mary Jo called from the patio. "Look at Susie." Mom looked, and she and Mary Jo laughed together as they watched three-year-old Susie play with her shadow in the bright sunlight. Susie would run as fast as she could, and she saw that her...
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