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"I can't get my new locker open." Kadence frowned at the paper in her hand. "Here, take this and read the numbers to me, will you, Aubree?" "Sure." Aubree read the directions slowly as Kadence turned the dial, and soon the door opened. "You'd better memorize that combination," said Aubree. "Nah," said Kadence. "I'll just take a picture of it so it's on my tablet." She held her tablet over the piece of paper, snapped a picture, then threw the paper away. "We have a new verse for the week," Mom said when Kadence got home, pointing to a white board on the wall with a Bible verse written on it. "Let's say it together before each meal and work on memorizing it." "Oh, Mom," said Kadence. "Why do we have to learn a verse every week? I hate memorizing! What's the point? If I ever need to know a verse, I can just look it up." "It's hard to look up a verse if you don't know the words of it," Mom replied. "And memorizing Scripture isn't just about having a verse ready when you need it. It's about treasuring God's Word and putting it in your heart. When you do that, you carry the truth and promises of Jesus with you, and they affect your decisions and the way you live." Kadence sighed, then quickly changed the subject. "We have new combination lockers at school." "What's your combination?" asked Mom. "I don't remember, but I took a picture of it with my " Kadence looked up suddenly. "Tablet." She quickly rifled through her backpack. "And I set my tablet in my locker when I was getting ready to leave and forgot to take it out!" she wailed. "What am I going to do?" "I'm sure you can get the number at the office," Mom suggested. "Yeah," Kadence said. "I guess I'll have to go in early and get it." Mom tapped her temple. "Just goes to show why we need to keep some things here and not rely on technology for everything." She tapped the area over her heart. "And here too." Kadence smiled. "Okay, Mom. I see your point." She turned to the white board and read the verse out loud. BARBARA J. WESTBERG How About You? Does God's Word "dwell in you richly," as today's Key Verse says? In order for it to do that, you need to know what it says. The Bible is precious because it tells us who Jesus is and what He's done to save us. As you read your Bible and memorize verses, God's truth and promises will make an impression on your heart and have an effect in your life. You can do it. Start today! Today's Key Verse: LET THE WORD OF CHRIST DWELL IN YOU RICHLY IN ALL WISDOM. (NKJV) (COLOSSIANS 3:16) Today's Key Thought: Memorize Bible verses

"I can't get my new locker open." Kadence frowned at the paper in her hand. "Here, take this and read the numbers to me, will you, Aubree?" "Sure." Aubree read the directions slowly as Kadence turned the dial, and soon the door opened. "You'd better memorize that combination," said Aubree. "Nah," said Kadence. "I'll just take a picture of it so it's on my tablet." She held her tablet over the piece of paper, snapped a picture, then threw the paper away. "We have a new verse for the week," Mom said when Kadence got home, pointing to a white board on the wall with a Bible verse written on it. "Let's say it together before each meal and work on memorizing it." "Oh, Mom," said Kadence. "Why do we have to learn a verse every week? I hate memorizing! What's the point? If I ever need to know a verse, I can just look it up." "It's hard to look up a verse if you don't know the words of it," Mom replied. "And memorizing Scripture isn't just about having a verse ready when you need it. It's about treasuring God's Word and putting it in your heart. When you do that, you carry the truth and promises of Jesus with you, and they affect your decisions and the way you live." Kadence sighed, then quickly changed the subject. "We have new combination lockers at school." "What's your combination?" asked Mom. "I don't remember, but I took a picture of it with my " Kadence looked up suddenly. "Tablet." She quickly rifled through her backpack. "And I set my tablet in my locker when I was getting ready to leave and forgot to take it out!" she wailed. "What am I going to do?" "I'm sure you can get the number at the office," Mom suggested. "Yeah," Kadence said. "I guess I'll have to go in early and get it." Mom tapped her temple. "Just goes to show why we need to keep some things here and not rely on technology for everything." She tapped the area over her heart. "And here too." Kadence smiled. "Okay, Mom. I see your point." She turned to the white board and read the verse out loud. BARBARA J. WESTBERG How About You? Does God's Word "dwell in you richly," as today's Key Verse says? In order for it to do that, you need to know what it says. The Bible is precious because it tells us who Jesus is and what He's done to save us. As you read your Bible and memorize verses, God's truth and promises will make an impression on your heart and have an effect in your life. You can do it. Start today! Today's Key Verse: LET THE WORD OF CHRIST DWELL IN YOU RICHLY IN ALL WISDOM. (NKJV) (COLOSSIANS 3:16) Today's Key Thought: Memorize Bible verses

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"I can't get my new locker open." Kadence frowned at the paper in her hand. "Here, take this and read the numbers to me, will you, Aubree?" "Sure." Aubree read the directions slowly as Kadence turned the dial, and soon the door opened. "You'd better memorize that combination," said Aubree. "Nah," said Kadence. "I'll just take a picture of it so it's on my tablet." She held her tablet over the piece of paper, snapped a picture, then threw the paper away. "We have a new verse for the week," Mom said when Kadence got home, pointing to a white board on the wall with a Bible verse written on it. "Let's say it together before each meal and work on memorizing it." "Oh, Mom," said Kadence. "Why do we have to learn a verse every week? I hate memorizing! What's the point? If I ever need to know a verse, I can just look it up." "It's hard to look up a verse if you don't know the words of it," Mom replied. "And memorizing Scripture isn't just about having a verse ready when you need it. It's about treasuring God's Word and putting it in your heart. When you do that, you carry the truth and promises of Jesus with you, and they affect your decisions and the way you live." Kadence sighed, then quickly changed the subject. "We have new combination lockers at school." "What's your combination?" asked Mom. "I don't remember, but I took a picture of it with my " Kadence looked up suddenly. "Tablet." She quickly rifled through her backpack. "And I set my tablet in my locker when I was getting ready to leave and forgot to take it out!" she wailed. "What am I going to do?" "I'm sure you can get the number at the office," Mom suggested. "Yeah," Kadence said. "I guess I'll have to go in early and get it." Mom tapped her temple. "Just goes to show why we need to keep some things here and not rely on technology for everything." She tapped the area over her heart. "And here too." Kadence smiled. "Okay, Mom. I see your point." She turned to the white board and read the verse out loud. BARBARA J. WESTBERG How About You? Does God's Word "dwell in you richly," as today's Key Verse says? In order for it to do that, you need to know what it says. The Bible is precious because it tells us who Jesus is and what He's done to save us. As you read your Bible and memorize verses, God's truth and promises will make an impression on your heart and have an effect in your life. You can do it. Start today! Today's Key Verse: LET THE WORD OF CHRIST DWELL IN YOU RICHLY IN ALL WISDOM. (NKJV) (COLOSSIANS 3:16) Today's Key Thought: Memorize Bible verses

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English

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The Unused Gift

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The Yard Sale

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"Wow! What a lot of people!" Ross exclaimed. He and his sister Stephanie surveyed the scene before them. People were looking at the variety of items arranged on tables along the driveway and on the lawn. Mom sat near the garage with her money box. "I guess yard sales are a big thing." "They sure are," said Stephanie. "Hey, Ross! Remember the race car you made for the derby last year? It's already sold." "Sold!" Ross frowned. "I didn't want to sell my race car!" Stephanie's eyes widened. "You...

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A Lesson for Will

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Price of Freedom

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Sticky Situation at the Grocery Store

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A Very Bad Day

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Poison Ivy Tree

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"How's the wood chopping going?" Kara's mom asked as she set the lunch plates on the table. "It's going well," Dad replied. "I found several dead trees that were ready to come down." After the family thanked God for their meal and began to pass the food, Dad chuckled and said, "You know, I spent all morning avoiding a tree I thought was alive because it was full of green leaves. It wasn't until I stepped back and looked up that I realized it was a dead tree that was completely covered in...

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The Broken Lamp

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No Changes

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A Promise is a Promise

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No More Work

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