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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

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

11/21/2018
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The screen door slammed behind Caleb as he bounded down the steps of his house. Humming, he headed toward the barn to feed the chickens. Buck buck buck buck-AHHHH! squawked Omelet, Benedict, Scrambled, and Dippy as they raced around the corner of the barn. Omelet nibbled at Caleb's fingers. "I'm not your supper, you crazy bird!" he said with a laugh. Mom was turning the TV volume up when Caleb returned to the house. A news correspondent was reporting on a hurricane in another part of the...

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Helping the Hurting

11/20/2018
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Note: This story's subject matter may not be suitable for young children. "Mia, mail call!" Liam shouted as he ran through the house with a large envelope. "You have a letter from Sophia." Mia grabbed the envelope from Liam and eagerly opened the letter from her pen pal, who lived in another state. Her smile quickly faded as she read it, and before long she had tears streaming down her face. Liam saw her. "Mom! Dad!" he called. "Mia's crying over the letter Sophia sent her." Mom and Dad came...

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A Little Burn

11/19/2018
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Ruben tossed the ice in the sink. The burn on the palm of his hand had stopped hurting. What a relief. But by the time he got back upstairs to play with his connecting blocks, the little red mark had started to sting a bit. Ruben ignored it. He had a spaceship to finish. He attached a row of laser guns to one side of the ship. As he extended the wing tips with long thin pieces, the pain in his hand increased. Ruben stopped building and cradled his burned hand with his good one. Why was he so...

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Unseen Heroes

11/18/2018
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It was a warm autumn morning, and Kacie and Faith were helping their elderly neighbor, Mrs. Davenport, weed her flower gardens. They finished the garden at the front of the house just as Mrs. Davenport came out with a pitcher of lemonade. "Oh, girls! You're doing such a wonderful job!" Mrs. Davenport said as she poured lemonade into two cups and offered them to Kacie and Faith. "Here, have something cold to drink." "Thank you!" said Kacie, taking one of the cups. "Did you know you have a lot...

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Tobi and the New Kid

11/17/2018
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"There was a new kid in school today," Tobi told his mom. "His family just moved back to Nigeria from the United States." "Is this his first time in Africa?" Mom asked. Tobi shook his head. "He said he's been to Kenya before, but never Nigeria." "Everything must seem so strange compared to what he's used to." "Yeah, he kept referring to football as soccer," Tobi said. "I had to let him know that football in Africa is not the American type." Mom laughed. "Well, I hope you were nice about it....

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Fair Trial

11/16/2018
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Eliana looked up when she heard her mother sigh. "What's wrong, Mom?" Mom sat down at the table. "I'm very confused by the testimony I heard in court today." "Tell us about your jury duty, Mom," Eliana said. "Maybe we can help you." "No, I can't do that," Mom answered wearily. "When you're a member of a jury, you're not allowed to discuss the case until it's over." Dad nodded. "In America, a person has the right to a trial by jury. That means other American citizens are chosen to hear the...

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Coals of Fire

11/15/2018
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Lucinda's mom was laying logs in the fireplace, but she turned around when she heard the door rattle as it slammed shut. Lucinda sank down onto the couch. Mom sat down next to her. "What happened?" "Jacob called me a blabbermouth. I don't even want to go back to school," Lucinda said as tears slid down her cheeks. Mom got her a tissue. "I'm so sorry, honey. I wonder why he likes to pick on you so much." "He always thinks I'm going to tell on him because of that one time I told Mrs. Benton he...

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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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