Little Flowers with Super Powers

Little Flowers with Super Powers

If you had sailed long ago on the Mayflower, what would you have packed for the trip? Clothes? Food? Toys? Scientists think some Mayflower passengers packed dandelions—little flowers with super powers—to grow in their New World gardens. Little Flowers with Super Powers That’s right. Those fuzzy, sunshiny flowers that pop up in our lawns came to America with the Pilgrims. Today many people think dandelions are just weeds. So why did the Pilgrims bring them? Because even though they’re little, dandelions have super powers. Each part of a dandelion has a super power. Dandelion flowers come out in early spring and feed bees hungry from winter hibernation. Dandelion roots dig deep. They break up the soil so other plants can sink their roots deep, too. Dandelion...

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Recipe for DISASTER!

Recipe for DISASTER!

Breakfast Monkey Bread—Recipe for DISASTER! by Phoebe Leggett and Chef Samantha Your friends will think you’re a genius No longer will you be a bore. But then there is just one more worry ‘cause cooking can become your chore. What you’ll need: 3 cans buttermilk biscuits 1 stick butter 1 cup brown sugar Tear biscuits into small pieces and place in a round pan. Melt butter in a cup in the microwave. Add sugar to melted butter. Drizzle over top of biscuits. Bake in oven 35-45 minutes at 350 degrees. Yummy. Yummy. Yummy. About the Author Phoebe Leggett is the recipient of two poetry awards from Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writer’s Conference. Her poems, articles, and short stories have appeared in Slate & Style, Shemom, MS Focus, Who’s DANN, MS...

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Kool-Aid Dyed Yarn

Kool-Aid Dyed Yarn

Kool-Aid Dyed Yarn: What you need: Skeins of light colored yarn. (If it is in a center, pull skein, un-wind it and put it into a loop or loose skein.) Packets of unsweetened drink mix (Kool-Aid or other brand). Vinegar – You will need about ¼ cup per quart of water. Pot for the stove top. Adult supervision required! Let’s get started.  First you will need to pre-soak the yarn in cool water for about 20 minutes and then squeeze out the excess.  This will allow the dye to be more evenly absorbed. Place water in a saucepan and add as much or as little of the drink mix as you want.  Remember, you can get creative here and do some mixing to make up your own colors.  Add vinegar—this doesn’t have to be an exact amount, it just helps your fiber absorb the...

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Moses In a Basket

Moses In a Basket

Moses In a Basket—The family members of Joseph were called Israelites or Hebrews. The Israelites continued to have children until there were too many to count. Most of the Israelites lived in Egypt. There were also a lot of people called Egyptians. A new king who was called Pharaoh came into power in Egypt. He didn’t like it that there were so many Israelites. He feared they would take over the land. So he decided to make all the Israelites into slaves. He made them work from early in the morning till late at night doing very hard work. Even if they were tired the Egyptians wouldn’t give them a break, they would just make them work harder. But, in spite of this harsh treatment, the Israelites continued to grow in number so he decided to make a law. If any...

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The Parable of the Good Samaritan

The Parable of the Good Samaritan

A man asked Jesus, “Teacher, what should I do so I can go to Heaven and live forever?” Jesus replied, “What is written in the Bible? What do you think?” The man answered, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart with all your soul and with all your strength, and love your neighbor as yourself.” “That is right!” Jesus said. “Do this and you will live forever in Heaven.” But the man wanted to know more so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus decided to answer this question with a parable to help everyone who was listening understand. Jesus told this story: There once was a Jewish man walking along a road. He was coming from Jerusalem and was heading to Jericho, which was a full day or two of walking. The road was rocky and there...

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Be Bold for Jesus

Be Bold for Jesus

Lucy was so excited! Her family would be hosting a foreign exchange student from Iran. The girl’s name was Farah, and she was sixteen. Even though they were different ages, Lucy and Farah became good friends. Farah would read to Lucy and take her to the park. The more they talked, Lucy realized that her new friend didn’t know about Jesus. So… Lucy began telling Farah about the Gospel, and guess what? Farah decided to give her life to Christ. Have you ever met someone who didn’t know Jesus? How did you share your faith with them? The next time you meet a non-Christian, pray about ways that you can talk to them about Jesus. Dear Jesus, Help me to share the gospel with non-believers so they might come to know you. For I am not ashamed of the gospel,...

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