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Hannah's pet ferret, Sam, stepped carefully through the grass. It was his first time walking outside on the new leash Hannah had just bought at the pet store. The fur on his tail was all puffed up, a sign that he was excited or scared. "It's all right, Sam," Hannah said. She picked up the ferret and hugged him close. "I know it's big and scary, but I'm here. I love you, and I'd never let anything happen to you." "Hannah!" her mother called from the house a while later. "Come inside now. You need to finish packing for Bible camp." Hannah scooped up Sam and carried him inside. Her mother handed her a stack of shirts, which Hannah placed in her duffel bag with a frown. Even the sight of the mischievous ferret stealing a flop-flop from her bag wasn't quite enough to make her smile. "What's wrong?" Mom asked, concerned. "Aren't you excited for camp?" Hannah shook her head. "Everyone says camp will be fun, but I don't know. What if I get homesick, or I don't feel well? What if nobody wants to be my friend?" Mom smiled. "I think you're feeling like Sam did about playing outside for the first time. The yard seemed so big and new to him." Hannah nodded. "Just like camp does to me." "I think Jesus wants you to remember exactly what you told Sam. He understands that it's frightening to try something new, but He will be with you and take care of you each step of the way. He wants to reassure you of His love and faithfulness so you don't feel afraid." Mom reached over the packed bag to give Hannah a hug. "Trust Him to be with you in this new adventure and bring good things from it--like meeting new friends who will help you grow in your faith." Hannah smiled. "Thanks, Mom. It makes me feel better about going to camp when I remember that Jesus loves me so much and will take care of me." They heard a scratching sound and glanced over to see Sam pawing at the door, eager to get out and explore some more. Mom grinned. "It looks like Sam's not so scared anymore either!" JESSICA KLEEBERGER How About You? Are there times when you don't know what to expect? Maybe you're moving to a new place, going to camp like Hannah, attending a different church or school, or talking to a friend about Jesus. No matter how new or scary your situation is, Jesus is always with you! He will take care of you and give you strength and courage in your new adventure. Today's Key Verse: THE LORD WILL BE WITH YOU; HE WILL NOT LEAVE YOU OR ABANDON YOU. DO NOT BE AFRAID OR DISCOURAGED. (CSB) (DEUTERONOMY 31:8) Today's Key Thought: Jesus is always with you

Hannah's pet ferret, Sam, stepped carefully through the grass. It was his first time walking outside on the new leash Hannah had just bought at the pet store. The fur on his tail was all puffed up, a sign that he was excited or scared. "It's all right, Sam," Hannah said. She picked up the ferret and hugged him close. "I know it's big and scary, but I'm here. I love you, and I'd never let anything happen to you." "Hannah!" her mother called from the house a while later. "Come inside now. You need to finish packing for Bible camp." Hannah scooped up Sam and carried him inside. Her mother handed her a stack of shirts, which Hannah placed in her duffel bag with a frown. Even the sight of the mischievous ferret stealing a flop-flop from her bag wasn't quite enough to make her smile. "What's wrong?" Mom asked, concerned. "Aren't you excited for camp?" Hannah shook her head. "Everyone says camp will be fun, but I don't know. What if I get homesick, or I don't feel well? What if nobody wants to be my friend?" Mom smiled. "I think you're feeling like Sam did about playing outside for the first time. The yard seemed so big and new to him." Hannah nodded. "Just like camp does to me." "I think Jesus wants you to remember exactly what you told Sam. He understands that it's frightening to try something new, but He will be with you and take care of you each step of the way. He wants to reassure you of His love and faithfulness so you don't feel afraid." Mom reached over the packed bag to give Hannah a hug. "Trust Him to be with you in this new adventure and bring good things from it--like meeting new friends who will help you grow in your faith." Hannah smiled. "Thanks, Mom. It makes me feel better about going to camp when I remember that Jesus loves me so much and will take care of me." They heard a scratching sound and glanced over to see Sam pawing at the door, eager to get out and explore some more. Mom grinned. "It looks like Sam's not so scared anymore either!" JESSICA KLEEBERGER How About You? Are there times when you don't know what to expect? Maybe you're moving to a new place, going to camp like Hannah, attending a different church or school, or talking to a friend about Jesus. No matter how new or scary your situation is, Jesus is always with you! He will take care of you and give you strength and courage in your new adventure. Today's Key Verse: THE LORD WILL BE WITH YOU; HE WILL NOT LEAVE YOU OR ABANDON YOU. DO NOT BE AFRAID OR DISCOURAGED. (CSB) (DEUTERONOMY 31:8) Today's Key Thought: Jesus is always with you

Location:

Pasco, WA

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Hannah's pet ferret, Sam, stepped carefully through the grass. It was his first time walking outside on the new leash Hannah had just bought at the pet store. The fur on his tail was all puffed up, a sign that he was excited or scared. "It's all right, Sam," Hannah said. She picked up the ferret and hugged him close. "I know it's big and scary, but I'm here. I love you, and I'd never let anything happen to you." "Hannah!" her mother called from the house a while later. "Come inside now. You need to finish packing for Bible camp." Hannah scooped up Sam and carried him inside. Her mother handed her a stack of shirts, which Hannah placed in her duffel bag with a frown. Even the sight of the mischievous ferret stealing a flop-flop from her bag wasn't quite enough to make her smile. "What's wrong?" Mom asked, concerned. "Aren't you excited for camp?" Hannah shook her head. "Everyone says camp will be fun, but I don't know. What if I get homesick, or I don't feel well? What if nobody wants to be my friend?" Mom smiled. "I think you're feeling like Sam did about playing outside for the first time. The yard seemed so big and new to him." Hannah nodded. "Just like camp does to me." "I think Jesus wants you to remember exactly what you told Sam. He understands that it's frightening to try something new, but He will be with you and take care of you each step of the way. He wants to reassure you of His love and faithfulness so you don't feel afraid." Mom reached over the packed bag to give Hannah a hug. "Trust Him to be with you in this new adventure and bring good things from it--like meeting new friends who will help you grow in your faith." Hannah smiled. "Thanks, Mom. It makes me feel better about going to camp when I remember that Jesus loves me so much and will take care of me." They heard a scratching sound and glanced over to see Sam pawing at the door, eager to get out and explore some more. Mom grinned. "It looks like Sam's not so scared anymore either!" JESSICA KLEEBERGER How About You? Are there times when you don't know what to expect? Maybe you're moving to a new place, going to camp like Hannah, attending a different church or school, or talking to a friend about Jesus. No matter how new or scary your situation is, Jesus is always with you! He will take care of you and give you strength and courage in your new adventure. Today's Key Verse: THE LORD WILL BE WITH YOU; HE WILL NOT LEAVE YOU OR ABANDON YOU. DO NOT BE AFRAID OR DISCOURAGED. (CSB) (DEUTERONOMY 31:8) Today's Key Thought: Jesus is always with you

Language:

English

Contact:

Keys for Kids Ministries 2060 43rd St SE Grand Rapids, MI 49508 (616) 647-4500


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Choosing Skye

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"Dad, let's get her." Liam pointed to a puppy wrestling several others. His future companion might not know it yet, but he knew which puppy was the one for him. "Are you sure?" Dad asked. Liam beamed. "Yup!" Liam took his new friend home and named her Skye. The first day was tough. Skye was difficult to handle and wouldn't stay still. She even hid under the couch and refused to come out. "Give her some time," Dad told Liam. "It's probably scary for her to be in a new place." The next day...

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Price of Freedom

5/25/2020
On Memorial Day, Tyler glanced around the cemetery. "Look at all the flags waving in the breeze," he said, handing Dad the pots of flowers they had brought. "Dad, why do only some of the graves have flags flying beside them?" Nicole asked. She pointed to a special section of the cemetery. "All those over there have them." "Those are graves of men and women who served in our country's armed forces. Many of them gave their lives to protect our freedom," Dad explained. "Some towns have special...

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Sticky Situation at the Grocery Store

5/24/2020
This time I've really done it, Juliana thought. Just moments before, she had been shopping for groceries with her stepmother. She had helped put cheese and bananas in the cart. Then, at the checkout line, she spotted the racks of bubble gum and candy bars for sale. Glancing around to be sure nobody noticed her, Juliana snatched a bright pink pack of gum. She hid it under her shirt as she and her stepmom crossed the parking lot to their minivan. "What's that under your shirt, honey?" Maria,...

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A Very Bad Day

5/23/2020
Graham sat down next to his dad on the couch and sighed. "Is something bothering you?" Dad asked. "I had a bad day at school today," Graham replied quietly. "I'm sorry," said Dad. "Want to tell me about it?" "Well, on the way to school, a boy on the bus threw a wad of gum, and it got stuck in my hair," said Graham. "Our principle had to use an ice cube to unstick it!" "And I suppose that made you late for class," Dad said. Graham nodded. "Yeah, so before going to lunch, I had to finish the...

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Poison Ivy Tree

5/22/2020
"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

5/21/2020
"How about showing Pastor Lopez to his room, Caden?" suggested Mom when the visiting pastor arrived for the weekend. "Sure. You're going to use my room," Caden told the pastor, then led the way. "I left some space in the closet for you, and I cleared out the top dresser drawer." Caden switched on the overhead light in his room. "Oh, I forgot." He picked up a lamp from his desk. "This lamp doesn't work, but Mom said you could use the one from her room. I'll get it." "Maybe I can repair that...

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Eyeballs, Feet, and Where Do You Fit In?

5/20/2020
The noise of the polisher buzzed in Thabo's ears as he approached his dad in the driveway. Dad had been working on this old car for months. "Hey, buddy!" Dad turned off the polisher. "Come see how good this paint is looking with a bit of spit and polish." "That's gross, Dad." Normally Thabo would've laughed at his dad's jokes, but today his heart was as heavy as the bag he'd packed for camp. Dad frowned. "You're getting ready for junior church camp. Are you nervous?" Thabo shrugged. "They...

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Wings for Jesus

5/19/2020
Devastation from the storm that had ripped through days before was everywhere Kya looked. She wiped a tear from her dirt-stained cheek as she stepped over the debris of yet another house that had been destroyed in the storm. The people on the tiny, remote island where Kya and her family lived never could have prepared themselves for this. At least her family survived--some of her friends' family members had not been so lucky. When Kya reached the crude homemade shelter where her family had...

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The Strength of Little Ones

5/18/2020
It was a hot Sunday afternoon and Brandon, Bryan, and Mom were squatting beside a little anthill in their backyard. Their eyes followed the busy movements of each little ant as it carried crumbs up and down the anthill. Suddenly Bryan, who had just turned five, looked up at Mom and said, "Guess what? My Sunday school teacher asked me to help her lead worship in our class next week!" "That's great, Bryan! I'm glad you have a heart to serve God," Mom replied with a smile. "Pshhh," Brandon...

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Rose Serves Jesus

5/17/2020
Rose listened intently as Mr. and Mrs. Hart, missionaries who worked in India, talked about the people in the village where they lived. "The Indian children love to sing," said Mr. Hart. "When they hear Mrs. Hart playing her accordion, many come to Bible club." "The children also love the colorful pictures we use for telling Bible stories," added Mrs. Hart. "We're asking God to provide funds so we can take many more pictures and other visual aids back with us when we return to India in a few...

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No Changes

5/16/2020
"Mom, I can't find anything in this kitchen!" complained Emilee loudly. "How can I make brownies if I don't know where anything is?" "Yeah," said Adrian. "Why did you change everything around? I was going to make a cup of hot chocolate yesterday and couldn't find the stuff." "I told you I needed to experiment a little since the kitchen is new," replied Mom. "I didn't like the way the kitchen work flowed, but I had to try it a while before I could figure out how to improve it. I may even have...

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Stage Fright

5/15/2020
Simone sighed when she heard her English assignment. "You're all going to give a short speech next week," said Miss Hollis. "Pick any topic that interests you and be prepared to talk about it for two minutes." After class Simone approached her teacher. "Please don't make me give a speech, Miss Hollis. I just can't talk in front of people!" Her teacher smiled kindly. "Stage fright is natural, Simone. I'm sure you'll do fine." Simone shook her head. "I'll mess up! I know I will, and the other...

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The Lifeguard of our Lives

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"Yay! I get to play in the pool," Robby exclaimed on his way to swim lessons. "I'm glad you're excited about learning to swim," said Dad. As they walked to the pool, Robby saw his teachers at the deep end. One of them did a graceful jump into the water. "Look what Jessica just did! It's like she has no fear of the water," said Robby. As he approached his classmates, the second instructor, Rick, told them they would be learning how to swim in the deep water. Robby stood motionless as his...

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A Promise is a Promise

5/13/2020
"It's so warm and sunny out today. I wish we could go to the beach," said Keziah at the breakfast table. "Good idea!" said Dad, and Mom nodded. "Let's go this afternoon. We can bring a picnic and stay to watch the sunset. We'll plan to leave as soon as I get home from work." "All right!" Keziah gave her dad a big hug as he got up to leave. When Keziah got home from school, Mom had disappointing news. "I'm so sorry, honey, but we can't go to the beach today. Dad called and said he has a big...

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No More Work

5/12/2020
"See the world! Travel! Learn a special skill!" urged the announcer on TV. "All you need to do is join the Navy." "Wow!" said Jude, watching a jet take off from an aircraft carrier on the screen. "That looks like something I'd like to do someday. No more homework, no bed to make, no reports to do for school, no chores, no piano practice, no--" Suddenly he stopped. "Dad, you were in the Navy, weren't you? Was it really as exciting as it sounds on TV?" "Well, I did get to travel and see...

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Homesick

5/11/2020
"You have entered Bear Country." Logan read aloud the words on the sign posted beside the road. "Bear country! You didn't say anything about bears when you asked me to camp here this weekend, Grandpa." Grandpa smiled. "It's not likely we'll see any, but it's good to be alert to the possibility." As Logan helped Grandpa pound the tent stakes, he thought of how seeing a bear would make a great story to tell his friends. But then he noticed how flimsy the tent looked. A bear could tear right...

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Camisha's Clay Vase

5/10/2020
Camisha glanced around and quietly walked through the apartment. She didn't want her mother to see the small package she carried. She tip-toed down the hall and into her room--but there was her mother, putting neatly folded clothing, fresh from the laundry, onto Camisha's bed. "Hi, sweetie," said Mom. "What do you have there?" "Hi, Mom. I, uh " Camisha sighed. "This was supposed to be a present for Mother's Day, but it didn't turn out right. You don't want it. Trust me. It it's ugly!" "Maybe...

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A Safe Refuge

5/9/2020
"Hi, Mom," Ryder said as he came into the kitchen. His mom was busy packing groceries into a crate. She looked up and smiled. "Hi, honey. We're going camping." "Now?" Ryder asked in surprise. "A whole week before school is out?" Mom nodded. "The farmers in this part of Africa have received threats. You've probably heard about the farm invasions, haven't you?" Ryder nodded. "Well, we've been advised to go away for a while until things calm down," Mom explained. "But " Ryder's voice quivered....

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Second Mile Club

5/8/2020
"You know what, Kamryn?" said Sammi as they walked home from church. "I think we should start a Second Mile Club like Mrs. Pratt talked about today--and like it says in those verses we learned. You know--do even more for people than they ask us to do. Go two miles with them even if we're asked to only go one." Kamryn frowned. "You mean, when we're asked to do something, we should do it and then do even more--something extra? Like, if my brother asks me to help him with his math homework, I...

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This Present Moment

5/7/2020
Luke came home from basketball practice to find Dad in the kitchen making their supper--hot dogs with macaroni and cheese. "All right!" said Luke. "That's my favorite meal. But I didn't think Mom liked hot dogs." "She has a dinner to go to for work tonight, so we're on our own." Dad filled two plates with steaming food. "How was basketball practice?" he asked after they thanked God for the food. "Great!" Luke said. "I always wanted to be on a team, and now I am. But " Luke hesitated, and his...

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