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“It means to love God more than your puppies,” says Tori, 7. “It means you’re not supposed to love money or toys,” says Tyler, 10. “Instead, God wants you to … more
“I hate spinach sandwiches,” says Todd, 7. Although I admit the thought of a spinach sandwich is revolting, Todd, I’m afraid you misunderstood my question. I didn’t ask for … more
“I would get all the ice cream I could and I would buy a lot of puppies,” says Erica, 9. I think I see the connection, Erica. You obviously like food you can lick and animals that like … more

“Well, being born again doesn’t mean to go back into your mother’s stomach,” says Taylor, 11. “It means being born into the family of God.” Unlike Taylor, the … more
Morgan Blake, sports writer for the Atlanta Journal, wrote, “I am more deadly than the screaming shell from a howitzer. I run without killing. I tear down homes, break hearts, and wreck lives. … more
“Satan tempted Jesus because he is mean and he does not like God,” says Drew, 6. “I was riding my bike, and the devil said, ‘Why don’t you call your mama a bad … more
“My daddy works for my mommy and makes money,” says Ellen, 6. Lance, 6, shares a similar view: “Mama can stay at home, and the mommies can rest. Mommies can ask daddies to go get … more
Many of the worlds we commonly use in church we take for granted. They are part of a “church vocabulary” we have learned and always used. Word, like hope, faith, love, justification and … more

Father Christopher Shocklee, the priest at Saint Bernards Catholic Church, was recently presented with the Saint George Award by John Sockrider, representing the Diocesan Committee on Scouting. … more
“I think husbands can love their wives by showing affection, by saying, ‘I love you,’ helping with the dishes, cleaning the house and picking up the kids from school,” says … more
“Kill the umpire!” Well, people don’t really mean that. Some do get a little upset with umpires once in a while when we believe he missed a close call. You know he was wrong, he is … more
Editor’s Note: This is the third and final installment in a three-part series.   “We all get so involved in our silly little lives that we have made for ourselves to where we … more
  Jesus moving toward the cross said, “Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour. Father, glorify your … more

It was the first day of school Monday at Rainbows and Rhymes, which has reopened the doors as a full-day preschool and daycare. Staff at the center, a ministry of First United Methodist Church, … more
All around us people are watching and so is the Lord. Proverbs 15:3 says, “The eyes of the Lord are in every place, watching the evil and the good.” In his book, “A Father for … more
Editor’s Note: This is the second of three installments in a series. “Worshiping God to me means that I can have a connection with him. It’s like I can go to him and worship, and … more
Editor’s Note: This is the first installment of a three-part series. “To worship God is paying attention to nobody else but God,” says Pruitt, 11. “If you don’t do … more
John Maxwell and Dan Reiland shared the following story in their book, “The Treasure of a Friend”: Though Jim was just a little older than Phillip and often assumed the role of leader, … more

Hundreds of children usually gather at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds every summer to live in the frontier days. During Cowboy Camp, kids are taught how to ride and wrangle horses and learn … more
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