No Warning?

viaadmin Volume 44

Like any city in the hours before dawn, Christchurch, New Zealand outwardly was quiet and asleep. But strange things were happening in this city – and most of them had to do with animals. Many a family couldn’t sleep because their normally quiet dog continually barked, demanding to be let out then back in again. Cat owners were wakened to find that their cat was batting them on the face …

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 …

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 …

Freedom to Soar

viaadmin Children's Feature, Volume 38

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 …