Something for the Children #47: Strawbriella’s Paper Doll (story)

Something for the Children #47: Strawbriella's Paper Doll [image: paper doll head-shot]

Strawbriella’s Gift Strawbriella had a surprise for Mommy. She had made it all by herself. It was a little girl made out of construction paper. Mommy thought it was a really neat gift. The paper girl had pink paper hair … CLICK to continue…

Something for the children #38: Icky “Buggies” are a lot like Sin

box of clothes

The other day, I was thinking about a little problem we were having here. Something was wrong with eight-year-old Strawbriella’s clothes. It seemed that they were shrinking. They used to fit so well, but now, well, they were not fitting … CLICK to continue…

Something for the Children #33: Being Thankful (Exodus 35:5 coloring page)

Exodus 35:5 coloring page "Whosoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it, an offering of the Lord."

Do you ever find it a little hard to be thankful?  As long as we are on this old earth, we are going to have some hard times.  Some of them will be very hard. Do you know what I … CLICK to continue…

Something for the Children #28: Jesus, the Good Shepherd

long-haired sheep, creative commons license, by Verity Cridland

*** Jesus, the Good Shepherd *** Our family used to live near a field full of some very interesting creatures.  I cannot tell you for sure whether they were sheep or goats.  They had very long, whitish hair that reached … CLICK to continue…

Something for the Children #20: Hopeless, Old Shoes

old shoes

Hopeless, Old Shoes This week, I was in town and decided to drop off a small load of things to be recycled.  I pulled our van into the lane by all the truck-trailer-sized bins and got out.  First, I climbed … CLICK to continue…

Something for the Children #19: Bits of Love

stir-fry with a small heart-shaped onion

Bits of Love We all know that we live in a world where not all things are good. There are bad things, too.  A lot of things have gone wrong because of sin–thorns and pinchers and poisonous plants, to name … CLICK to continue…

Something for the Children #16: Puddles and the Rattlesnakes

"Puddles" the sleek, grey cat

Puddles is a sleek, grey cat.  He is beautiful, and he seems to know it, too.  Puddles enjoys walking around with a look of pride, slowly, smoothly.  Sometimes we like to call him “King Puddles”.  He is the one who … CLICK to continue…