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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

By Any Other Name

10/22/2017
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"Come on, Trevor. Eat your beans." Nevaeh was trying to get her baby brother to finish his supper, but Trevor turned his head away, his mouth firmly closed. "He thinks he doesn't like beans, so call them something else," said Matthew. He spooned some of the baby food and held it out to Trevor. "Here--have some ice cream, Trevor." But his little brother just looked at the squashed beans on the spoon and turned away. Nevaeh laughed. "What a silly idea," she said. Then she quoted a line she had...

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The Right Move

10/21/2017
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"Which do you want first, the bad news or the good news?" Mom asked when Morgan got home from school. "The bad news, I guess." Morgan bit into an apple. She knew that when Mom played bad news/good news, the news was never terribly bad. "Dad's job is now transferring to Dalton instead of Briggs," Mom said. "Dalton? But we already found a nice house in Briggs!" Morgan sighed. "What's the good news?" "Dalton isn't as far from here as Briggs, so you and your friends from school can get together...

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Blatt, Blatt, Blatt

10/20/2017
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BLATT! BLATT! BLATT! Billy was sitting in front of the music stand with his trombone, moving the slide in and out, when Dad walked in holding a baseball and glove. "Hey, Billy," Dad said. "How about taking a break to play catch?" In the backyard Dad threw easy tosses to Billy, who then threw them back. "How's the trombone going?" Dad asked. "Okay, I guess," Billy replied. "What does your teacher guess?" Dad asked as he threw a little to Billy's left, making him reach for it. "She guesses I'm...

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Brand New World

10/19/2017
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Johannah rushed outside to see why Grandpa's dog was barking so loudly. She found Bandit jumping up and down, trying to reach a squirrel up in the apple tree. "Shame on you, Bandit," she said as the squirrel chattered loudly. "I think that squirrel is scolding you!" She laughed and pulled the dog away. Looking around for Grandpa, Johannah headed for the toolshed and saw her cat hiding in the grass, staring at some birds pecking at seeds on the ground. The cat was getting ready to pounce....

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Static Cling

10/18/2017
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Eden's sweater crackled as she pulled it over her head. She smoothed down her hair and hurried downstairs for breakfast. "What's so funny?" she asked her brother as she took her seat at the table. "There's a sock stuck to your back!" said Jack. "Oops!" said Mom as she removed the sock from Eden's sweater. "That's caused by static electricity. It makes things stick to each other." "Well, I'm glad Jack noticed it," Eden said. "It would have been embarrassing to go to school with a sock on my...

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Becoming Poor

10/17/2017
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Vanessa tip-toed into her house. The wind howled at her back, and she pulled her scarf tight against her neck. If only she had her coat. Slowly, she closed the door until it clicked shut. The last thing she wanted was for her mother to see her like this. She sighed. It was nice to finally be in her warm living room. "Vanessa?" Uh-oh. She cringed as she turned to her mother and forced a smile. "Where's your coat?" "I um lost it?" "Lost it? What are you talking about? It isn't even fifty...

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Character Training

10/16/2017
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As Cooper walked home from school, he heard a familiar voice calling his name. Turning, he saw his Sunday school teacher. "Hi, Mr. Myers!" exclaimed Cooper, running to meet him. "What are you doing on this street?" "I just came from Jase Herman's house," said Mr. Myers. "He and his parents visited our church last week, and I offered to look at a problem they're having with their furnace." "They just moved here," said Cooper. "Jase seems like a nice guy, but I felt pretty bad for him at...

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Payment Made

10/15/2017
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"Oh, no!" moaned Megan. "I won't be able to mail this birthday card to Grandma until Monday." "Why not?" asked Megan's little sister, Charis. "The mailman hasn't come yet. I'll go put it in the mailbox for you." Megan shook her head. "We're out of stamps," she said. "Without a stamp on the envelope, this won't go anywhere." Charis looked thoughtful for a moment and then bounded off to her bedroom. She soon returned with her hands behind her back and a grin on her face. "What are you hiding?"...

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Come to the Table

10/14/2017
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Keaton watched a frog as it hopped around the yard. When it stopped, it blended in with the grass, and if Keaton looked away, he had a hard time finding it until it started hopping again. When Dad got home, he joined Keaton on the porch. "Hey, Keaton. How was your day?" Keaton shrugged. "I just spent the last half-hour playing hide-and-go-seek with a frog." He sighed. "Not that he ever tried to find me." Dad sat down on the step. "Sounds like an interesting game. How about a contest to see...

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Blind as a Bat

10/13/2017
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"Look out!" warned Cody as his sister stumbled over a chair. "You must be blind as a bat if you didn't see that chair, Eliza!" Eliza huffed as she righted the chair. "Bats aren't blind!" she said. "Yes, they are," said Cody. "They find their way around by listening to sound waves instead of by seeing things with their eyes." "Yes, but they can see," said Eliza. "They just don't see very well, so they rely on their ears to get around." "Eliza's right," Dad said. "The phrase 'blind as a bat'...

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Planting Seeds

10/12/2017
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"We can make applesauce, apple dumplings, apple strudel, apple pies, apple butter " Kiera's voice trailed off as she lugged a basket of apples into the kitchen. "Sounds like you've got big plans for all these apples we picked," said Aunt Sue. She took some of the apples from Kiera's basket. "We'll make a batch or two of applesauce and freeze some of it. Would you like to start peeling apples?" "Okay," said Kiera. She got out a peeler and some pans and started working. "How many do we need to...

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By the Book

10/11/2017
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This isn't working!" said Alec. "Josiah is really good at math, and today he showed me how to do these math problems, but I still can't figure them out." Mom walked to the table where Alec was doing his homework. "Doesn't your textbook tell you how to do them?" she asked. "Let's take a look at it to make sure Josiah gave you the right information." "Okay," said Alec. He opened the book and found the chapter they were studying. "All right," said Mom. "Now try it one more time, Alec. Follow...

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Looking Deeper

10/10/2017
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On a bright fall day, Erin stopped by her grandma's house after school. She found her in the kitchen, pulling a batch of cookies out of the oven. "Hello, sweetheart," Grandma said. "Grab a cookie. How was school?" "Good," Erin said, reaching for a cookie. "There's a new girl in my class. She just moved here. I don't like her." "Oh?" Grandma said. "That doesn't sound like my kind granddaughter. Why don't you like her? Is she mean to you?" Erin blushed. "I'm sorry, Grandma, I didn't mean to...

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Dump the Junk

10/9/2017
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Ford and his mother sat on the floor with one of his dresser drawers beside them. "I want to keep that!" Ford said as Mom tossed a worn-out toy into a trash bag. Mom was helping him clean out his drawers, and she kept wanting to throw things away. "Why keep all this junk?" Mom asked. "It doesn't leave any room for all the good things you have." "It's not junk!" said Ford. "These are good things too." "Good things?" Mom pointed to some chipped marbles and a small motorcycle with only one...

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A Good Ending

10/8/2017
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"Why does Grandpa have to hurt so much?" Bryan asked his dad as they left the nursing home one afternoon. "I don't know, Bryan," Dad answered. "It's hard to see Grandpa the way he is now, isn't it?" They were silent as they walked out to the car and got in. "How about a hike up Squaw Peak tomorrow?" Dad asked. Bryan's eyes lit up. "Okay!" he said. "I've been wanting to do that." Less than halfway up the mountain the next day, Bryan began to struggle to keep up with Dad. Whatever made me...

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The Bad Day

10/7/2017
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"This has been one terrible day," Ben told his friends Reid and Joel. "The guys in gym class laughed at me because I told them to stop making fun of this kid who goes to my church. Then they started making fun of me instead." He looked up as his mom set a plate of carrots and dip on the table. "My day wasn't so great either," said Joel. "A girl in my class offered to give me the answers for the science homework that's due tomorrow. I said no, and at lunch I overheard her telling her...

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God Never Leaves

10/6/2017
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Mia watched the windshield wipers sweep away the raindrops as she brushed away her tears. The autumn sky was gray as they drove home from her grandma's funeral. "Why did God let Grandma die, Mom?" Mia asked. Mom turned around, and Dad looked at her in the rearview mirror with sad eyes. "Cancer kills a lot of people, Mia," said Mom. "Grandma loved Jesus and had a long and beautiful life." "But why didn't God heal her? Where was He?" "I don't know why God didn't heal Grandma," Mom replied....

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School Pictures

10/5/2017
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"What do you think of this one?" Sophie asked her older sister. Kara was helping her choose an outfit to wear for her school pictures the next day. "Why don't you pick something simpler?" Kara suggested. "Remember, Mom said you have to pick clothes without too bold of a pattern so they will look good in the picture." Sophie slid the shirt she was holding on a hanger and hung it back up in her closet. "Okay." "So, how was Sunday school this morning?" Kara asked as she searched through the...

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The Power of a Storm

10/4/2017
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Kaden dragged his toe in the dirt as the swing went back and forth, back and forth. He was hardly swinging at all. "Isn't swinging supposed to put a smile on your face?" Kaden looked up and cracked a grin. It was his friend, Mr. Snyder. "I saw you sitting here as I walked by and noticed you seem a bit down," Mr. Snyder said as he took a vacant swing. "What's nagging at you?" Kaden kicked at the dirt again. "Oh, it's just that I can't ever seem to get things right. I really want to live the...

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Invisible Hands

10/3/2017
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"I knew I'd win a prize. I just knew it!" Josh stroked the shiny blue ribbon he was holding and grinned, remembering how quickly his horse had stood straight and still, with ears flicked forward. "Blaze was the best because he had the best trainer--me!" "You did a good job training your horse," Dad said, "but remember, you didn't train him alone." "Yes, I did," said Josh. "No one helped me--at least not much. I don't need help. I know everything about..." He paused as Dad suddenly slowed...

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