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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


Episodes

In a Minute

6/20/2018
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"I'll do it in a minute," Damon said when his dad told him to take out the trash. When Mom reminded him to clean his room, Damon answered, "Okay. In a minute." When told to mow the lawn, he replied, "Just a minute--I'm busy right now." But the minute usually stretched to many more, and often Damon had to be reminded several times before the work was done. After dinner one evening, Damon asked his dad to play basketball with him. "Sure, Damon," Dad said. "Just a minute." Damon went out and...

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Broken Shells

6/19/2018
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Nolan and his sister Destiny were having a wonderful vacation at the seashore. They spent hours on the beach--swimming, building sand castles, hunting for shells, and making new friends. "Want to come and find shells with me and Ford?" Nolan asked his sister one day. "He knows where to find some big ones." "Ford!" Destiny said. "You're not going to play with him, are you? He talks funny, and he can't walk well, either!" "So? That doesn't mean we can't play with him," said Nolan. "He's really...

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Braving the Storm

6/18/2018
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"I.miss our old house," said Toms. He sighed as he thought about the reason they had moved into a trailer on Grandpa's farm. First his little brother, Felix, was seriously injured in a car accident. Then the company Dad worked for went bankrupt, and it took quite a while for Dad to find a new job. Toms knew living in the trailer on the farm saved a lot of money. "But it's kinda nice to be living near Grandpa," he said. "I like that too," replied Mom. "It's one of the blessings that has come...

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More than Words

6/17/2018
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After a delicious lunch on Father's Day, Ophelia joined the rest of her family to watch Dad open his presents. "Open mine first, Daddy," little Molly said eagerly. "I made you a picture." "Don't tell," said Ophelia, but everyone laughed as Molly insisted on helping her father open the package containing the picture she had drawn for him. Then they watched while he opened the rest of his gifts. Every family member had bought or made something for Dad--everyone, that is, except for Ophelia....

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Beyond What You See

6/16/2018
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Luca's grandfather patted the tire of the four-wheeler he had purchased. "I saw the ad for this quad online, and I got a good deal on it," he said with a smile. Luca wasn't so sure. The fenders were dented, and the seat had a tear in it. The rack behind the seat was bent, and a headlight was cracked. "It doesn't look very good," he said. "Why didn't you buy a new quad, Grandpa?" "Well, this was much less expensive than a new one, and the engine is in excellent running condition. It also...

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The Broken Lightbulb

6/15/2018
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"James, can you hold the door open for me?" Dad called. But James and Abby were too busy fighting over which video game to play to hear him. "James!" Dad called again. "Please hold the door open so I can bring the ladder in." "Why do I always have to help you? Why can't Abby? She never has to help." "I didn't ask your sister. I asked you," Dad said firmly. James sighed but got up and held the door. As Dad set up the ladder and climbed the metal rungs, Abby and James started fighting again....

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It’s Not My Job!

6/14/2018
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"Jordan, could you please put Amy's toys away while I give her a bath?" called Mom. Jordan groaned. He was right in the middle of a computer game. He slammed his controller down and stomped into his baby sister's room. "This is so unfair!" he said as he threw Amy's toys into the toy box. "I didn't make this mess. It's not my job!" The next day, after soccer practice, Coach handed Jordan a big bag of dirty laundry. It was Jordan's turn to take the soccer uniforms home to be washed. Jordan...

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Slug Bug

6/13/2018
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"Slug bug blue!" Brandon exclaimed when he spied a blue Volkswagen. As he spoke, he slugged his brother, Teague, who was sitting beside him. The boys were playing their favorite game on the way home from school--seeing who could spot a Volkswagen first and slug the other guy. They kept count to see who got the most. Maria sighed. She pulled down the mirror on the sun visor and looked at herself. "My freckles look awful," she said. "I look like a monster." "Slug bug yellow!" Teague yelled and...

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Digging for Truth

6/12/2018
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Camden and Skyler grinned at each other as Mom pulled the car up to the sandy shores of the lake. They grabbed their shovels, raced to the edge of the sparkling water, and began to create castles with deep moats in the sand. Suddenly, Camden cried out in pain and covered his eyes. "What's the matter, sweetie?" Mom asked anxiously. Camden pointed an accusatory finger at his sister. "Skyler threw sand in my eyes--on purpose!" Mom carefully rinsed out Camden's eyes with clean water. "Thanks,...

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Finding Middle C

6/11/2018
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Allison slammed the keys on the piano. "This is impossible!" she grumbled in frustration. "What's wrong, Allison?" Mom asked as she came into the room. "I just can't play this song! It sounds okay in some places, but other places are way off. It's impossible!" "Let me see." Mom sat next to Allison on the piano bench. "Show me how you play." Allison had only struck one note when her mom stopped her. "I see your problem," Mom said. "That's not the right key." "But that note didn't sound...

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Bitterness Trap

6/10/2018
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When Rayna went into the kitchen, Mom was putting the finishing touches on her birthday cake. "It looks like the ants have decided to come to your party," Mom told her. "Aunt Joyce and Aunt Linda?" Rayna asked. Mom laughed. "No, those ants!" she said, pointing to the floor, where several ants were scurrying around. "Why don't you get an ant trap from the closet." As Rayna crouched down to put the trap on the floor, she began to cry. Mom set the cake aside. "What's wrong, honey?"...

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So Much Love

6/9/2018
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Oh no! Poor little bird! Aylin thought, watching a bird flutter around in the grass. It's hurt. I think it has a broken wing. Maybe I can help it. She tried to catch the bird, moving slowly and quietly toward it. But each time she got close, it flapped its wings and wiggled out of her reach. The bird led her to the front of the house. Just when she thought she could catch it, the bird flew up and perched on a power line high above her. Aylin was surprised. That bird can fly! Why was it...

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Watermelon Burglar

6/8/2018
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Austin looked up when he heard a knock at the window. Mom was outside motioning for him to join her. He pressed the pause button on his game controller and ran out to the backyard. Mom was standing behind the garage, looking at the ground. "There's something here I want you to see," she said, pointing down. "Look at those plants." There, almost hidden by tall grass, Austin saw a cluster of green vines. "Those are watermelon plants," Mom said. "The funny thing is, I never planted any...

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Too Late

6/7/2018
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Lydia felt a knot in the pit of her stomach. Today was the day of the spelling bee, and she would be competing against the best spellers in her grade. "Mom," she said frantically, "you know that book my teacher gave me to help me get ready for the spelling bee? I can't find it anywhere. Have you seen it?" "No," said Mom. "Where did you use it last?" "Actually, I've hardly even looked at it," Lydia said. "It always seemed like there was plenty of time, but now all of a sudden, the day is...

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Training Wheels

6/6/2018
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Owen's little brother Levi raced up and down the driveway on his bicycle, sometimes getting in the way as Owen practiced skateboarding. "Hey, Levi," said Noelle, a neighbor who was taking care of the boys while their mother went to the grocery store. "Why don't you ride on the sidewalk so Owen won't trip over you?" Levi stopped and looked at his brother. "Okay," he said. He turned quickly and rode down the sidewalk. "I can't believe it!" Owen said, watching his brother speed away. "He's had...

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Just a Mite

6/5/2018
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I.wish I could be a missionary, Franklin thought as he listened to the special speaker at church. Maybe I will be one someday. When the missionary offering was taken, he watched as people around him took out their checkbooks. I wish I had some money to give, he thought. Then he suddenly remembered he had a few coins in his pocket. At least I can give that! After supper the next day, Franklin went with his father to visit Mr. Blair, an elderly neighbor. Franklin sat and talked with him while...

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The Old Tin Can

6/4/2018
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"Look!" Naomi pointed to a tin can outside their apartment building. "Somebody is a litterbug." "Yeah," said Samuel. "Let's take that old can home and recycle it." As he picked it up, he noticed something stuffed inside. "Hey! There's money in here!" Samuel and Naomi hurried inside, eagerly discussing all the things they could do with the money. "Hold on!" Dad said when he heard about it. "This is quite a bit of money. We need to see if we can find whoever lost it so we can return it to...

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Not Worthless

6/3/2018
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Shawn sat on the front steps, lost in thought. She'd had a rough week. In the past few days, her friend moved away, she lost her library book, and she skinned her knee. Why is God letting all these things happen to me? she thought. It almost seems like He doesn't care about me anymore. Shawn glanced up when her puppy came bounding out onto the front porch. "Hello, Shamrock," she said. But Shamrock didn't seem interested in her--he was too busy gnawing on something. "Hey, that's mine!" Shawn...

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The Prescription

6/2/2018
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"Dad, why does God allow war?" Brent asked after hearing a news report on TV. "That's a hard question--it's one people have been asking for centuries," said Dad. "It's hard to--" He paused as the door opened and Mom came in carrying Thea. Dad jumped up, took the little girl, and placed her on the couch. "What did the doctor say?" he asked. "She has strep throat," said Mom. "Dr. Thomas gave her this prescription." She handed Dad a slip of paper. "Could you get this filled while I fix dinner?"...

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Wings

6/1/2018
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Liam looked out the window of his friend Kyle's house as they finished their snack. "Look at those trees," he said. "They're bending over from the wind." "So were we, a few minutes ago," said Kyle. "It's too hard to play ball with this much wind. I'm tired. We'll have to think of something to do inside." Liam pulled a movie out of his backpack. Kyle's mom took their plates. "I'm sorry, Liam, but I promised your mother you'd play outside, not watch movies. I'm sure you boys can think of...

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