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You can learn more about God’s love every day! Read a fun story and hide God's Word in your heart with the Key Verse of the day. Check out today’s Key, or look for your favorite story in the archives!

You can learn more about God’s love every day! Read a fun story and hide God's Word in your heart with the Key Verse of the day. Check out today’s Key, or look for your favorite story in the archives!
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Pasco, WA

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You can learn more about God’s love every day! Read a fun story and hide God's Word in your heart with the Key Verse of the day. Check out today’s Key, or look for your favorite story in the archives!

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English

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Keys for Kids Ministries 2060 43rd St SE Grand Rapids, MI 49508 (616) 647-4500


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A Go-Between

11/14/2018
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Thatcher rolled his eyes when his brother smugly waved a piece of paper in front of his nose. "Stop it, Nolan! You're always bragging about your good grades." Thatcher stuck his nose in the air and mimicked his brother. "I got an A in this and a 100 on that. I'm soooo smart!" "Well, I am the smartest kid in my class," said Nolan. "Boys, that's enough!" Dad took out his wallet and removed some bills. "What do you think of this, Nolan?" Nolan's eyes opened wide. "Wow! That's a lot of money!"...

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Small Gifts

11/13/2018
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The tips of Riley's fingers dug into his cheeks as he glanced at his mother, who was typing on her computer. She noticed his troubled face. "Is there a problem?" she asked. Riley sighed. "I've been trying to make money for the special missionary offering this week, but all I've got is the two dollars Mrs. Grey gave me for sweeping her front walk. How is two dollars going to make any difference? It's hardly anything!" Riley slumped into his chair. "I'm sure everyone else at church will give...

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Over the Edge

11/12/2018
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Tymeria let the rope slide slowly through her hand as she backed over the edge of the cliff inch by inch. She made her body into an L shape with her feet resting on the side of the cliff. She gripped the rope as tightly as she could through her thick left glove, even though Eric had said she didn't need to. The harness around her waist and legs held her up, but she hung onto the rope with her hand, just in case something bad happened. One slow step-hop at a time, she inched down the cliff...

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Sacrifice for Freedom

11/11/2018
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Navin winced as three gunshots tore through the air, piercing his eardrums one after another. He held back a sob as soldiers took the flag from his sister's coffin and folded it tightly into a triangle. They presented it to Dad, who took it and gingerly placed it on his lap. Navin stared at the coffin, trying to understand how Diya's body, which had always been overflowing with life, could fit into something so small. After the funeral, Navin brushed away tears as he and his parents walked...

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When Forgiveness Is Hard

11/10/2018
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"No!" Abby ran into her room and slammed the door. "She left us. I'm not forgiving her. Ever!" She dove head-first into her pillows and burst into tears. It had been three years since Mom left. It had been two years since her last phone call. Now she wanted to be a part of Abby's life again? Even though she was married to someone else and had a new baby? It wasn't right. Dad came into the room and sat down on the edge of Abby's bed. "I know this is hard, Abby, but your mom does love you. She...

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Really Free

11/9/2018
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"Look, Dad!" Larissa said when Dad stopped at a traffic light one Saturday afternoon. "That sign says 'Free car wash.'" Just then, a young man leaned toward the open window. "Would you like a car wash?" he asked, pointing to the parking lot behind him where a group of teenagers were spraying down a car. "It's free!" "Sure it is," Dad said with a snort. "Free for a donation, right?" "No, it really is free! Honest!" the young man replied. But Dad was sure there was a catch, so he drove home....

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No Big Deal

11/8/2018
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"My baseball glove is missing!" Paxton said, scowling. "Derek probably took it. He's always taking things that don't belong to him." "I heard that, Paxton," Derek said, coming into the room. "You make me sound like a thief!" Mom raised her eyebrows. "So you don't have Paxton's glove?" "Well--yeah, I do, but it's not like I stole it. I just borrowed it. It's no big deal!" "It is to me," said Paxton. "I've told you lots of times to ask if you want to use something that's mine. Don't just take...

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Fear the Lord

11/7/2018
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Tenley looked up from reading her Bible on the front lawn. "Lincoln, are you afraid of God?" she asked her brother. "No, I don't think so," replied Lincoln. "Why should I be afraid of Him?" "This verse says, 'The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,'" said Tenley. "What does that mean?" Just then their neighbor James came along. "Hey, Lincoln," he called, "get your bike and come with me. Ryder dared me to climb the fence around the power station's transformer, so I'm gonna do it."...

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Who’s Afraid of a Pink Jelly Bean?

11/6/2018
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Emily giggled. She couldn't help it. Her cousins Travis and Drake were visiting, and she was too excited to sleep. "Shhh," Travis whispered from his pallet of blankets on the living room floor. Emily's brother Christopher came bounding into the room wearing a blanket around his shoulders like a superhero cape. "What have I missed?" "Shhhhhhh!" said all the cousins. Holding a flashlight up to his face, Travis began. "In a dark, dark galaxy, there was a dark, dark world. In the dark, dark...

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Good-Looking Lure

11/5/2018
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Holly rummaged through the tackle box until she found the shiny silver lure her dad wanted. "Is this the one?" Dad took it from her hand. "Yep. This is the one." He grinned. "As soon as Mr. Fish sees this, he'll gobble it up." Holly beamed. "Then we'll catch him and gobble him up, won't we?" Dad nodded. "We sure will." After tying the lure to the fishing line, Dad cast it into the lake. "Want to reel this in and see if we can catch a fish?" "Next time," Holly said. "You catch one first."...

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Flashlight Freeze Tag

11/4/2018
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Pierce and Quinn grabbed their flashlights and headed outside for a game of flashlight freeze tag. Quinn moved among the shadows, silently sneaking up on friends and tapping them, freezing them in their spots. "Rats," Emma said. "I didn't see or hear you, Quinn." Emma waited for a flashlight beacon to find her, unfreezing her to move again. Quinn had gone off to tag others. Then his flashlight quit. He flicked it off and on, off and on. Nothing happened. That's when Emma tapped him on the...

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Keep On Swinging

11/3/2018
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Every afternoon for an entire week, Tate got out pencils, paints, and poster board as soon as he got home from school. "I want to win the art contest at the city library," he told his dad. "I love to draw things." On the day of the judging, Tate waited anxiously for the judges' decision. Finally, they nodded in agreement. Then one of them put a third-prize ribbon on one of the posters. It wasn't Tate's. The second-prize ribbon went on another poster, but it wasn't his either. Tate's stomach...

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Behind the Mask

11/2/2018
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When two strange-looking people appeared in the doorway of the living room, three-year-old Asher quickly jumped up from where he was sitting on the floor and ran behind Mom's chair. One of the newcomers laughed. "Come here, Asher," said a familiar voice. "Don't you like the way we look?" Asher peeked out but stayed where he was. He certainly did not like the way these people looked! They were dressed funny and had masks over their faces. One looked like a giant green monster. The other wore...

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Help Needed

11/1/2018
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"I'm done trying to be nice to Beck!" Karsten told his mom. "He's so mean! When I asked if he wanted to be my lab partner in science today, he laughed and said he wouldn't be caught dead with a--well, I won't repeat what he called me." Karsten wiped his eyes with the back of his hand. "I was just trying to reach out to him because he doesn't have any friends. Now I know why--he doesn't want any!" Mom was about to respond when a sharp yip followed by a howl of pain came from outside. "That's...

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First-Time Fear

10/31/2018
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Natalia flopped down on her favorite beanbag chair. She started chewing on her fingernails, and her mother noticed. "Worried about something?" Mom asked. Natalia looked down at her hands and sighed. "I have a friend at school--Tess--who's going through a hard time right now. Her parents just got divorced, and her dad moved to a different city. I can tell she's really upset." Mom sat down. "I'm sorry to hear that." Natalia nodded. "I feel like I should tell her Jesus loves her and invite her...

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Pass the Salt (Part 2)

10/30/2018
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"Okay, class," said Mr. Adams, Chase's teacher at church, "our verse today is Colossians 4:6. 'Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt.' What does salt do?" Chase felt he knew a little about that! His hand shot up. "It adds flavor," he said, and he shared with the class what he had learned at the saltless fish dinner his family had experienced the day before. "So Christians add flavor to other people's lives by sharing God's love with them," said Mr. Adams. "That's...

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Pass the Salt (Part 1)

10/29/2018
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"Catch!" Mom tossed a package of napkins to Chase, who was helping her pack the picnic basket. "Okay, we've got plates, silverware, napkins, cups what else should we pack?" She looked around the kitchen thoughtfully. "Salt! We'll want it for the fish we catch, and for the corn on the cob too." Just then Dad walked in. "Are you ready? I've got all the gear packed in the car. Let's get going!" Chase scooped up the picnic basket, Mom grabbed the cooler, and they were off to the lake. To Chase's...

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Captain Andromeda

10/28/2018
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Eight-year-old Jalen planted himself in front of the TV to watch cartoons. His favorite was Captain Andromeda, and he often pretended to be Captain Andromeda with his black cape and hood. "Mom!" Jalen's sister, Cassie, said as she came into the room. "I put a five-dollar bill on my dresser yesterday, and now it's gone!" "Are you sure?" asked Mom. Cassie nodded. "One hundred percent sure!" Mom turned to her son. "Do you know anything about that, Jalen?" He was so engrossed in his TV show that...

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Ready for Storms

10/27/2018
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A sharp flash of lightning and a crack of thunder made Adele jump. Then the lights in her bedroom went out. "Mom!" she shouted. She waited a few moments. "Mom!" she yelled again. "I'm right here," Mom said, coming into the room. "Where's Dad?" Adele asked as another crack of thunder rocked the house. "That thunder is so loud!" "I know," said Mom. "Let's go downstairs and find some flashlights." Adele and her mom made their way down the stairs. As they turned to go into the living room, Adele...

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Do You Know Him? (Part 2)

10/26/2018
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Julian and Zane, along with their families, joined thousands of other fans in the bleachers surrounding the basketball court. They cheered loudly for their team--and jumped up and down whenever their favorite player, Anthony Smith, dunked the ball. When the score was tied and there were only a few seconds left in the game, Anthony got the ball again. "Come on, Anthony!" Zane shouted. "You can do it!" They watched in awe as the ball sailed across the court and into the basket just as the...

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