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Keys For Kids Ministries Podcast

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Keys For Kids Ministries is a children's ministry organization, offering Keys for Kids, Down Gilead Lane, and much more.

Keys For Kids Ministries is a children's ministry organization, offering Keys for Kids, Down Gilead Lane, and much more.

Location:

Pasco, WA

Description:

Keys For Kids Ministries is a children's ministry organization, offering Keys for Kids, Down Gilead Lane, and much more.

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

Roots

5/11/2021
Bible Reading: Ephesians 3:14-21; Colossians 2:6-7 As Mateo and Leo helped their dad dig out stumps in an area behind their house, Mateo leaned on his shovel. "Is this stump ready to pull yet?" he asked, looking at the one he was digging around. Dad came over and checked it. "Not quite ready," he said. "Keep digging." "I've got a root ready for you to chop, Dad!" called Leo. Dad grabbed the ax and went to Leo's stump. Chips flew as he chopped the root. "This one looks ready to pull,"...

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Bloom

5/10/2021
Bible Reading: Psalm 92:12-15 Keisha walked closely beside her mom as they made their way to the subway station. She wasn't used to all the noise and crowds. Her family had just moved into the city last week, and Keisha felt sad to be so far from her old house and friends. "Mama, I don't like it here," Keisha pouted. "I wish we still lived in our old neighborhood." Mom took her hand and led her to a less busy side street. "Honey, you've been complaining about how much you dislike this...

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Not Forgotten

5/9/2021
Bible Reading: Psalm 139:14-18; Isaiah 49:14-16 "How was school?" Blake's foster mom asked cheerfully as he shuffled in. "Fine," Blake answered, avoiding her gaze. He hurried to his room and shut the door before throwing himself on the bed. Blake was dreadingMother's Day. His class was doing a project to honor mothers, and it embarrassed him. Hot shame washed over him as he recalled how some of the kids had made unkind remarks about his family. Hearing a knock on his door, Blake sat up...

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Not Cheerleader Material

5/8/2021
Bible Reading: Philippians 1:20 "Traci, are you really trying out for cheerleading?" asked Jennifer. "Yes!" said Traci. "I'm so excited!" Jennifer laughed. "Cheerleaders are slim, Traci. Not chunky like you. Do your body a favor and sew your mouth shut!" Traci was stunned. She rushed home, bypassing her afterschool snack and going straight to her bedroom. "I have tons of homework," she told her mom before shutting the door. Later, her brother knocked. "Dinner's ready. And you owe me....

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Braving Change

5/7/2021
Bible Reading: Joshua 1:9 Nate sighed as he pulled clothes out of his closet and put them in a box. He didn't like change. He didn't even like to change the color of his socks. He liked to do everything the same every day. But things weren't going to be the same anymore. He and his family were moving to South America to be missionaries. Looking at his empty closet, Nate felt very anxious and afraid. Everything that was familiar to him was quickly going to change. He fell across his bed and...

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First Aid Course

5/6/2021
Bible Reading: Psalm 40:8-10 While walking home from school, Cora saw Mrs. Chen trip over the curb and fall to the ground. She quickly ran over to see if her elderly neighbor was hurt. Mrs. Chen was trying to get up when Cora reached her, but she obviously was in great pain. "It's my back," said Mrs. Chen. "I hope I didn't break it." "Don't move," said Cora. "You might hurt yourself worse. I'll call 911." Mrs. Chen smiled weakly as Cora took out her cell phone. "Thanks so much, Cora. You...

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They’re People Too

5/5/2021
Bible Reading: Ephesians 4:29-32; 5:1-2 "It's not fair!" Lydia said as she followed her mother into the supermarket. She'd been complaining about a teacher almost nonstop since Mom picked her up after school. "When Mr. Benson said we could have free time to study and I opened my history book, my pencil fell off my desk. I couldn't reach it from where I was sitting, so I stood up to get it, and he yelled at me! He didn't ask why I was standing up or anything, just scolded me in front of the...

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A Blank Piece of Paper

5/4/2021
Bible Reading: Romans 6:13, 16; 12:1-2 "Who will volunteer to sign this?" asked Miss Miller, showing her Sunday school class a sheet of paper. "What's it for?" asked one of the kids as several hands went up. "Well, when you sign it, you'll be agreeing to do whatever I write on the paper," said Miss Miller. The hands promptly went back down. "It might be something hard--or easy," Miss Miller continued. "But whatever it is, you'll be glad you did it. Now, who will sign this?" There were...

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On the Right Track

5/3/2021
Bible Reading: John 3:16-18, 36 Passenger trains no longer came through the little town of Judson, but for the city's anniversary celebration, a train was running on the old tracks once again. "Look, Dad!" exclaimed Brandon, pointing to a sign. "Free rides!" Dad read aloud. "Climb aboard and enjoy an old-fashioned train ride to Rock Island." So Brandon and Dad got on the train. After they sat on the tracks for a while, Brandon asked, "Shouldn't we be going by now?" Dad looked around....

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The Polishing Process

5/2/2021
Bible Reading: Galatians 5:18-26 "I'm tired of trying to be nice to Jordan, Dad," said Josiah. "He's always bugging me. Today in Sunday school, he kept pestering me during the lesson. Why can't he grow up?" Just then, Josiah's younger brother dashed into the room. "Dad! Can we go look at my rocks now?" asked Colton. "It's been a whole week since I put them in my rock tumbler!" "It takes way longer than that to polish stones," Josiah reminded Colton. "If you take them out now, they won't...

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Vital Signs

5/1/2021
Bible Reading: Psalm 19:12-14 Tarak pushed open the door that had a sign with Dr. Sanjay Mahtani--the name of his father--printed on it. As he entered the waiting room, the office nurse smiled at him. "Hi, Tarak. Your dad is almost done for the day. He'll be with you in a few minutes." Soon Tarak and his father were in the car, headed for home. "Dad, I heard on the radio that the president was having his annual checkup today," said Tarak. "When people come in for one of those, they usually...

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Pedaling Together

4/30/2021
Bible Reading: John 15:12-13 "All together now!" Eva called out. She and Grandpa sat in the back of a pedal boat while her sister Claire and Grandma sat up front. They started out all pedaling together. They were having a good time, but when Claire got tired, she lifted her feet. For a while, Grandma kept pedaling, but then she stopped too. "I need to give my knees a rest," said Grandpa a few minutes later. He stretched out his legs on the side of the boat, leaving Eva to pedal...

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The Monster

4/29/2021
Bible Reading: Psalm 139:13-14 The wax museum--filled with extremely realistic full-size figures of famous people--went completely dark the instant the storm cut the electricity. Courtney crouched low. "Jimmy--where are you?" "I'm over here." Courtney crawled toward his voice and grabbed onto his leg. "Why did I go into the monster exhibit with you? I should've stayed with Mom and Dad." "I'll turn on my phone flashlight," Jimmy said. The instant the light came on, Courtney screamed....

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Instant Everything

4/28/2021
Bible Reading: Romans 14:10-13; Galatians 6:1-2 "I'm hungry," said Peyton. "Can I heat something up for dinner?" "Sure," said Mom. "Why don't you fix something for all of us. How about TV dinners?" "Okay. But can I make some extra potatoes? We have a box of instant mashed potato flakes, don't we? I know how to do them. And can I fix instant pudding for dessert? With whipped topping?" "If you like," said Mom. "I've already made a salad--it's in the refrigerator. We could have quick-bake...

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Knock, Knock

4/27/2021
Bible Reading: Luke 11:9-13 All the way home from school, Hugh worried about how he'd get into the house. Maybe Mom will be home from work early today, he thought. But when he got home, Mom's car wasn't in the driveway. Oh well. Marilyn will be here in a minute. She'll have a key. As expected, his sister soon arrived. "Do you have your house key?" Hugh asked. "I forgot mine." Marilyn shook her head. "I forgot mine too!" Hugh sighed. "Maybe a basement window is unlocked. Let's check."...

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Rejected or Accepted?

4/26/2021
Bible Reading: Matthew 26:65-67 "Hey, Dad," Zachery said as he came into the living room with his shoulders slumped. "Hey, Zachery. What's wrong?" asked Dad. "I had a really bad day at school. Some of my friends were laughing at me because I was talking to the new kid. They didn't want me to talk to him because he isn't very popular." "Oh, I see," Dad said. "So what did you do?" "Well, Miss Betsy heard them laughing at me and told them to stop. So then I just kept talking to him. But...

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Handle with Care

4/25/2021
Bible Reading: Luke 12:16-21 CRASH! The sound of shattering glass echoed through the house. Bridger and his mom ran into the kitchen. "Oh, Faith! My new vase!" Mom exclaimed when they saw the little girl looking in dismay at pieces of a glass vase scattered all over the floor. Faith began to cry. "I didn't mean to drop it! It slid right out of my hands." "I see that," Mom said. "Right now I want you to go wait in your room before you get cut on this glass. I'll be there to talk to you in...

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Thomas’s Toe

4/24/2021
Bible Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:12-26 Thomas stretched, yawned, and turned off the alarm. For several minutes he argued with himself. One voice in his head said, Get up. It's time for church. Another voice said, Why not skip it? Your parents don't go. Sleep a little longer. In the end, the wrong voice won. "No one will care," Thomas mumbled as he pulled the blanket over his head. "I doubt anyone notices if I'm there or not." At recess the next day, Thomas tripped over a stump and broke a...

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Sophie’s Super-Great Day

4/23/2021
Bible Reading: Romans 3:10, 23 "Oh no!" Sophie moaned as she stepped on her own foot and stumbled sideways into her friend. "I'm sorry, Annabelle. I'm no good at this." Dance class wasn't going well for Sophie at all that day. But then it got better. When class was over, Sophie raced out to the van where her mom and big brother Ryan were waiting. "Class was super-great today!" she told them. "Oh?" Mom asked. "Why? Were the dances super-easy?" "No, super-hard. I flubbed up and crashed...

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Walking in the Light

4/22/2021
Bible Reading: John 11:9-10; 12:46; 1 John 1:5-7 "Owie, ooh, ow, who put that there? OOOUUUCH!" Mandy heard the commotion and peered into her sister's bedroom, flipping the light switch on the opposite wall. "Um, Aubrey, what are you doing?" Aubrey straightened up, rubbing her knee, and answered ruefully, "I was looking for my book." "In the dark?" "Well, I thought I could find it without having to turn on the light. And I would have too, if it weren't for this dumb old thing." At this,...

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