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 …

Horace the Cow?

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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 …

The World’s Best Seller

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Our teen years are marked by learning to develop our own ideas. We make decisions for ourselves, based on what we can determine from information around us. Here is something for you to consider: The World’s Best Seller Some university professors sneer at the Bible, confidently affirming that it is an irrelevant relic from a former age. Even a few religious leaders give the Bible a thumbs-down rating …

Zacchaeus Listened, Will You?

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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

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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 …

Lessons from a Kitty

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The kitten meowing at my screen door was obviously hungry. I am not home enough to take care of a pet, so I put some food outside the door and watched him devour the tuna and milk. For two days, he stayed on my step. Every time I opened my inside door, the kitty clawed his way up the screen door, right to my eye level! It …

Have you seen a Hummingbird?

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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 …

Freedom to Soar

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What a majestic bird! No wonder the Bald Eagle is a symbol of freedom and strength! It can soar at altitudes of 10,000 feet. During flight, it can effortlessly achieve speeds of 60 to 70 km per hour. It is known for its excellent eyesight, and can spot a fish from several hundred feet above the water. Watching an eagle in flight is a breath-taking experience, and certainly should cause us …

Why am I alive?

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How old are you? Fifteen? Seventeen? Perhaps nineteen? You are beginning to think things out for yourself. Have you ever asked yourself the question, “Why am I alive?” The sun, the stars and the whole of nature, even your own capacity to think, tell you that there is a God and that He gave you life. One day you will answer to Him for how that life was lived. Yes, …