Stuck in the Weeds (Part 2)

by C.C. Owens “Is it against the law for me to do what I want with my money? Should you be jealous because I am kind to others?” ~Matthew 20:15 (NLT) Today’s money story is based on the Parable of the Workers found in Matthew 20:1-16. Last month, our story began as Jacob worked for one afternoon on Mrs. Denman’s flowerbeds. Another boy, Bobby, started working later, but they both got paid the same – fifteen dollars. When Jacob questioned Mrs. Denman about their wages, she said she wanted to be generous to Bobby… All that night and the next day during school, Jacob thought about Bobby getting fifteen dollars. It just wasn’t right, and it really made him mad. Finally, Jacob decided today would be different because he was going to show up late....

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Even Sea Turtles Praise the Lord

Even Sea Turtles Praise the Lord

Have you ever heard a sea turtle praise the Lord? Well, when they do the things the Lord made them to do, that’s when they praise Him. Did you know that the Lord had a purpose in mind when He made you? Your purpose is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. One way you can do that is by telling Him just how great He is.

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Stuck in the Weeds (Part 1)

Stuck in the Weeds (Part 1)

by C.C. Owens “Is it against the law for me to do what I want with my money? Should you be jealous because I am kind to others?” ~Matthew 20:15 (NLT) Today’s money story is based the Parable of the Workers found in Matthew 20:1-16. Jacob pedaled quickly down the street of old houses. Mrs. Denman was paying him five dollars per flowerbed to clear weeds, and she had a lot of flowerbeds. When her house came into view, Mrs. Denman was already sitting on the front porch. “My, you’re moving fast,” she called to him. Jacob dropped his bike on the sidewalk and tried to catch his breath. “Wanted … to get … a lot done.” “Glad to hear it. Well, you know what to do. The tools are in the shed, and there’s a water pitcher on the porch, if you...

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Whose Money is it?

Whose Money is it?

by Phoebe Leggett “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord. ‘Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11) Hey Kids: Can you put God first in everything, including money? 1.  Learn early on how to manage your money. God asks for ten percent of what we earn. The ten percent is called tithe. 2.  Ask God for guidance in every purchase and remember money earned is because God gives us the ability to work. 3.  A gift of money is to be treasured. Spend wisely. Phoebe Leggett Author, Poet, Freelance Writer Author of It’s My Time to Grieve Visit me online at...

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Greater Love

Greater Love

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 Hey Kids: I dug out an old photo of my dad in uniform to share today. I remember as a child he would show us this picture and tell us a little of the things he did in service. He laid telephone lines and called artillery fire. He also taught us a little German. I thought kartoffeln was just another word for potatoes because he would just ask us to pass the kartoffeln. When I took German in high school, I learned I had actually learned bits and pieces of another language. Take a little time this weekend to find out who has served in your family. Ask mom and dad to dig out old photos and tell a few stories of your families sacrifice of love. Don’t forget to say...

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A New Day Full of Grace

A New Day Full of Grace

But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen. II Peter 3:18 KJV Hey Kids: The season of love is upon us. Red and pink hearts are everywhere, but what is love? Love is a gift, most likely an undeserved gift. The greatest gift is God’s only Son sent to die for our sins, a gift none of us has ever deserved. If you have repented of your sins and asked for forgiveness, you understand you have received an undeserved gift. We often call it grace. There are so many around us who do not know of God’s grace, the gift of His Son. They feel hopeless and helpless. We hold their hope. Jesus commanded us to go into all the world and preach the gospel. Part of reaching others is meeting their needs...

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