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“Jesus is the only way to heaven because he is the only Messiah and the only true king,” says Claribel, 10. At the time of Jesus’ birth, Caesar Augustus ruled the Roman world. He … more
Christians can love one another “by saying thank you to each other,” says James, 7. An attitude of gratitude goes a long way toward loving others. “The hardest arithmetic to … more
Noah and the ark, according to Nicole, 8: “Noah had built an ark, and other people did not believe him. He got two of each animal, and then he loaded all of his stuff. It flooded, and he … more
“I would like to change my bedtime on New Year’s Eve,” says Tyler, 11. “I usually go to bed at 10 p.m., but I would like to stay up all night. I would have a great time … more

“The rich are empty and the poor are wealthy,” says Laney, 9. We don’t normally think of the rich as being empty and the poor as being wealthy. But that’s what Mary said or … more
I struggle with Christmas. Perhaps you know what I mean. Every year I slog through December, a month of materialism on display, seeking the elusive “Christmas spirit.” Ah yes, the … more
“If you’re doing the right thing, “you’ll like it and it’ll be for you to do,” says Victoria, 8. Lots of people today would agree. They say, “If it feels … more
CEDARVILLE, OHIO — For Katie Baird of Crawfordsville becoming a missionary felt like a daunting task. But after spending a gap year in the Dominican Republic, the Cedarville University junior … more
“God is so powerful he could break this school in two,” says Kyle, 6. It sounds like it’s a tough day at school, Kyle. “God is so powerful he can be the best pilot in the … more

“God is so powerful he could break this school in two,” says Kyle, 6. It sounds like it’s a tough day at school, Kyle. “God is so powerful he can be the best pilot in the … more
COVINGTON — Plans are in place for the Community Christmas Concert at 5 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Covington United Methodist Church, 419 Washington St. Funding for the community concert is being … more
“Jesus would sit on the sofa and watch Monday Night Football. I would even let him eat in the den,” says Carson, 8. Would you be shocked at the idea of Jesus watching football with … more
As we prepare to eat with relatives and friends at Thanksgiving, I wonder what would be different if we knew Jesus was coming for dinner. “I would ask Jesus how he obeyed his parents all the … more
“Smile at me,” says Sofia, 5. I wonder how many of us can imagine God smiling at all? To imagine God smiling requires that little five-letter word called “grace.” Most … more

NEW MARKET — The 32nd annual New Market Community Thanksgiving Meal will be served Nov. 19 at New Market United Methodist Church. Going back to the vision of Bob Tandy, organizers want to … more
“He loves us and cares about us,” says Karymeh, 7. “He made us and wants to talk to us. He wants to see us and play and have fun.” When you love someone, you want to be … more
“He will mend the broken and create a new Heaven and a new Earth,” says Colin, 12. “He will raise the dead from the grave and will take all those who believe in him to eternal … more
COVINGTON — The annual Fall Luncheon and Bake Sale sponsored by the Covington United Methodist Women will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Covington United Methodist, 419 … more
Why do angels have wings? Or do they really? “So they can watch over us and to be our garden angels,” says Lauren, age 9. If I planted a garden, I would need angelic protection. I … more

“My dad is a preacher,” says Dylan, 7. Say no more, Dylan. We understand. Another Dylan, 6, says he remembers to live for God by a simple formula: “Love people, listen to God, … more
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