You are sensible

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It’s late afternoon when you hear the doorbell ring. A glance through the window in the front door sends a surge of adrenalin through your whole body, sweat breaks out on your forehead and your pulse jumps involuntarily. You saw his picture all over the news. The tattoos match, the car behind him running in the driveway matches, and the …

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 …

What do you know

What Do You Know?

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What’s the most important thing you know? It’s a huge question! Education is a big part of our lives. We spend years going through elementary, middle, and high school, and then we are strongly encouraged to go to university or college. We spend a lot of money on learning – and possibly a good amount of time and energy as …

Chelsea chased a what

Chelsea Chased a What?

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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 …

The Real Thing

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We hear a lot about social media in the news. Some recent suicides have been attributed to online bullying. Sometimes we dwell on nasty things we read about other people, even if we have never even met them because it makes us feel slightly better about our own lives. We can meet many friends online. But we may have a big surprise if we ever meet in person because …

We Are All Special to God

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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

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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 …

911-God

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If someone asked you if you loved God, you might say: “Of course I love God. What kind of a person do you think I am?!!” Many people are afraid to say they really don’t love God, in case He retaliates by being unresponsive to them in a crisis. So, making yourself believe you love God offers you some reassurance that God will hear you when you call. …

Getting Laddie Back

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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 …

Dear Teenager:

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Dear Teenager: I would like to express my sympathy and concern for so many of you who are encountering difficulty in the pursuit of your chosen field of education and employment. It seems, what with tuition increases, funding cuts, technological advances, and unemployment, that there aren’ t the wide choices available to you that were taken for granted by your parents’ generation. It is not surprising …