Job Profile: Be a Party Helper

By C.C. Owens Hey Kids! Have you ever helped your mom with your little brother or sister’s birthday party? Worked in the nursery at church? Helped your parents prepare and clean up for a cookout or dinner with friends? If so, you may have what it takes to be a party helper. What does a Party Helper do? Party helpers can do a lot of things to make it easier for the person hosting the party. They can open the door for guests as they arrive, direct people to food, activities, and bathrooms, pick up trash from the party area, serve cake and drinks to party goers, help organize and run games, watch to be sure young children don’t leave the activity area. Tips for when you’re a Party Helper: Always be on time. Ask the host what time you are to arrive and...

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A Harvest Moon

A Harvest Moon

But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. Matthew 24:36 Hey Kids:  What is your vision for the future? Not every Christian is called to a foreign mission field. We need teachers, doctors, politicians, lawyers, auto mechanics, plumbers, computer techs and more who know how to use their jobs as effective mission fields. Study about Daniel this week. He was just a teen when he was taken to Babylon, but he learned all he could without compromising his faith. Though he faced trials, he became one of the most influential men in the kingdom until his death as a very old man. How can you prepare now for the vision God is giving you? How can you influence the world from your mission field? Gail Cartee is a writer and...

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Do You Have a Dream?

By C.C. Owens Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper. ~ Proverbs 13:4 Working hard? Yuck. That sounds like … well … work! Why would I want to do that? Because working hard gets you places. Truett Cathy, the founder of the Chick-fil-A restaurants, sold bottles of Coca-Cola door-to-door in his neighborhood before he started high school. NBA legend Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team. He then practiced tirelessly all summer, made it on the team that fall, and proceeded to average 25 points a game during his last two years of high school. The rest of his stats can be found in the Basketball Hall of Fame. What do these two guys have in common? They didn’t just dream – they worked! That’s how you...

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St. Peter’s Fish

By Wendy Lanier   Ever hear the story of how the disciple Peter caught a fish with a coin in its mouth? Maybe you wondered what kind of fish would have a coin in its mouth and why. It’s possible the fish Peter caught was a musht fish. Whether it really was or not, the fish has become popularly known as “St. Peter’s fish.” Musht fish are still caught in the Sea of Galilee today.   A musht fish is a type of tilapia that grows anywhere from 6 to 18 inches long and can weigh more than three pounds.  They have a long dorsal fin along their back that looks like a comb when extended.  The word “musht” is Arabic for comb. Musht fish have a large head with a bag under their mouth. Every year in the spring the musht fish lay their eggs. After the...

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