Zoo Baby!

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There is a super cute new baby with big eyes and round cheeks at the zoo. People are lining up to see her. Her picture is in the news. Who is this black and white ball of fur? She’s a baby panda! Giant Pandas are an endangered animal. There are only about 1500 of them living in the wild. About …

You’ve got mail – a message from space

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Have you ever sent an e-mail to another planet? Or have you perhaps text-messaged someone in the next galaxy? Sound odd? Well, that’s what a group of astronomers have been attempting to do for more than 40 years! Their idea first took to the sky in 1973. In that year, the Pioneer 10 space probe made history. It became the …

Chelsea chased a what

Chelsea Chased a What?

viaadmin Children's Feature, Volume 45

Dear Children, Grandma and I know that children like riddles, so here is a riddle for you. Tell me … What kind of dog is white … Has black spots all over it … And a light yellow spot on its forehead … And also smells like a skunk? Did you guess? “Sure, Grandpa. It sounds like your dog Chelsea …

We Are All Special to God

viaadmin Children's Feature, Volume 44

Every cow has a special place on a farm. When a cow or calf dies it is noticed. Blackie lived on Farmer Richard’s ranch with her healthy and happy calf. Up in the barn was a hungry, sad, orphaned calf. Blackie’s calf unexpectedly died on a dark and rainy night. Without her calf, Blackie was lonely and sad. Scent is very important to mother cows, so no other calf …

Meet the Amazing Penguin

viaadmin Children's Feature, Volume 43

I can drink sea water and stay warm in very cold harsh environments. I am a special bird, an emperor penguin. I have four layers of feathers that protect me from the wind and help keep me waterproof. When the Antarctic winds are blowing their coldest, I keep warm with the large amount of fat that insulates my body. This …

Getting Laddie Back

viaadmin Children's Feature, Volume 42

Laddie was the most wonderful dog in the world. At least that’s what Matt thought. Even running errands for Mom was fun for Matt if Laddie came along. When Matt came home from school, Laddie was always at the gate to meet him. But one day, when Matt got home, his dog had vanished. “Where’s Laddie?” he asked his Mom. “He’s probably curled up sleeping somewhere,” she …

Horace the Cow?

viaadmin Children's Feature, Volume 41

Horses and cows wandered around the pasture, grazing on the plentiful grass. One particular horse, Horace, took time each day to watch what was going on around him. He noticed that when the farmer banged his grain bucket, all the cows lined up in a very orderly fashion. They quietly, without pushing, walked towards the barn. Each cow entered the barn in single file. The barn was a sturdy building …

Zacchaeus Listened, Will You?

viaadmin Children's Feature, Volume 39

Have you heard the story about Zacchaeus, the tax collector? He was not a popular man. No one likes a tax collector, especially a dishonest tax collector. Zacchaeus was also very short. I can imagine him trying to see the Lord Jesus as He came through Jericho. I can picture the people being rude to him and not giving him an opportunity to get in through the crowd. I …

Lambert the Lost Sheep

viaadmin Children's Feature, Volume 40

Lambert was walking around the field on his shaky little legs. Like most lambs, he could walk very soon after he was born. He was calling for his mother because he was getting very hungry. Lambert’s sad bleating echoed in the field. The shepherd, Mr. Goodman, heard the hungry little lamb. He knew Lambert didn’t have a mother. He also knew there was a lonely mother sheep in the same …

Have you seen a Hummingbird?

viaadmin Children's Feature, Volume 37

God’s little wonder Have you ever thought of the wonder of wings? A flying pelican takes it easy at about one beat of his wings per second. A crow does a lazy two or three beats per second. It’s really comical to see a crow being chased by a little red-winged blackbird. Although the poor old crow hunches forward, trying frantically to pick up speed, he is no match …