Keys for Kids with Uncle Charlie
Melissa put down the phone and let out a long sigh. "Whew! Janie's nice, but she's an expert at talking non-stop!" Melissa's brother Jake laughed. "All I heard you say was 'mm-m-m' and 'oh' every once in a while! Did she even ask about your broken...
A Perfect Teacher
Kari ran into the house waving a paper she'd brought from school. "Guess what? Miss Peterson gave us an assignment to do!" she said, out of breath with excitement. "Her projects are always so much fun!" Mom smiled. Kari liked her teacher very much....
A New Way to Walk
Zach watched as Eric walked around the picnic table on stilts and then jumped to the ground. "Wanna try?" asked Eric. He held the stilts while his cousin climbed up on the picnic table to get on them. "You have to use your arms to help your legs take...
"Hey, Levi! Want to see where we're going on vacation?" Michael brought a webpage up on his dad's computer. "This place has a waterpark, mini golf, go-carts, and tons of other stuff." "Wow!" exclaimed Levi. "I wish I was going with you. This place...
"Dad, can you pass the gravy, please?" said Noelle as she plopped a heaping serving of mashed potatoes on her plate. Mashed potatoes and gravy were one of her favorite side dishes, along with pumpkin-pecan pie, which was also on the table. Dad handed...
Block of Wood
Oliver quietly stepped onto the back porch where his grandpa was enjoying the sunshine. He watched as Grandpa began to shape the mustache of the wooden cowboy in his hands with his favorite knife. "Carving again, Grandpa?" Oliver asked suddenly,...
The Memory Box
Whenever Blakely visited her grandparents, Grandma usually called her into the kitchen to help prepare a snack. But Grandma didn't call her today. Blakely sighed as she rocked slowly in her grandmother's favorite chair. "How's school going?" asked...
The Measuring Stick
Ryan stood next to the wall, holding himself as straight as possible. His father made a chalk mark just above his head. When Ryan stepped aside, Dad began to measure the distance from the floor to the mark. "Let me do it," pleaded Brock, Ryan's little...
The Blank Page
"Hi, Mom," said Derek as he came into the house. "Want to see the picture I painted at school today?" He held out a paper with a scene of a lake and trees, with mountains in the background. "This is really good!" exclaimed Mom. "You're a wonderful...
"Oh, look at this!" exclaimed Aunt Jessie as they were cleaning Grandma's attic. "Here's a box of souvenirs from when I was in high school!" Jill took a long piece of yarn from the box. "Why did you keep this?" "I wrapped that around Tom's ring so I...
"Why can't I go to Tyler's birthday party tomorrow?" asked Noah as his family drove home from a weekend trip up north. Mom sighed. "Noah, you know Sunday mornings are for church, not birthday parties." "Well, that was the only time his parents could...
The Mirror Tells All
Ramona came down to breakfast with a scowl on her face. Her day was already off to a bad start. Her favorite sweater had a hole in it and she had forgotten to do her math homework. While she ate her pancakes with blueberry syrup, Mom asked her to read...
Kiera slowly walked through the back door and quietly went to her room. Concerned, Mom followed her. "Kiera? What's wrong?" she asked. Kiera wiped tears from her eyes as she looked at her mother. "It's Jeremy," she replied. Her voice trembled....
It’s a Fact
Brittany sat in her science class, nibbling the end of her pencil, but her mind was still on the message she had heard in church the day before. Pastor Warner had stressed the fact that everyone has sinned and needs Jesus as their Savior. Brittany...
"Alex, what shirt are you wearing?" asked Mom as she chopped broccoli to freeze. "Where did you get it?" "This shirt?" Alex looked at the rock group emblem on the front. "It was Wyatt's. His uncle gave him one just like this for his birthday, and...
Katie stood in front of the mirror in the department store, admiring a long-sleeved shirt she'd found on the clearance rack. She felt quite grown up. Her mother let her go shopping by herself to find something to buy with her birthday money. This...
A New Friend
Peter noticed a boy sitting by himself in the school cafeteria. He's new here, and he must be lonely, thought Peter, remembering how he had felt when he was the new kid at school the year before. So when Peter finished eating his lunch and was ready...
Not Just a Disguise
"I'm a beggar! Look at me!" squealed Ben, prancing around the room in ragged pants, torn shirt, and shoes with holes in them. "You certainly look like a beggar," agreed Dad, looking up. "What's all this for? A costume party or something?" Ben nodded....
"Don't forget that tomorrow evening is the missionary service at church tomorrow," Dad reminded Miranda as they waited for their food at a restaurant. "They're going to show videos of what they do in countries around the world." "I can't go. I have...
The Way Home
As Bryce walked home from school, he saw a little boy crying up ahead. A girl was talking to him. "Don't cry, I know how to get to Shelby Street," Bryce heard the girl say as he got closer. "You go that way one block to Main Street, then turn right...
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