Tag Archives: Jesus

“What Did I Ever Do to Deserve THIS?”: Life and Death of a Scapegoat

Happy Easter! Our Bible story today looks at Easter from an Old Testament perspective. As we’ve seen before, God had a plan to save us from our sins from the very beginning, and today’s story is like an Easter object … Continue reading

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The Little Colt that Could: A Ride Fit for the Lamb of God–A Palm Sunday Bible Story

Welcome to the third installment in this special coronavirus series of stories. My hope is that kids can find this to be a unique way to worship and study while we’re all staying away from our normal places of worship. … Continue reading

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Skipping Chocolate for Lent? How’s that Going for You?

I was never very successful as a kid whenever I attempted to give something up for Lent. Neither my family nor my church emphasized it as an important part of my faith, so I usually started with some good intentions … Continue reading

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Just Two Degrees of Separation

Have you ever heard it quoted that we are connected to nearly everyone on the planet by six degrees of separation? The idea is that you take any two people on earth, figure out who all their connections are, and … Continue reading

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“What Did I Ever Do to Deserve THIS?”: Life and Death of a Scapegoat

  Ten Interesting Stories of Animals in the Bible Welcome to Week Seven How it works: Listen to the story, then think about the questions. Finally, hear what Sophie and Timley have to say about it! Click on the picture … Continue reading

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Interview with Talking Animals #3: Wilbur and a Friend Worth its Weight in . . .Junk?

Greetings! Maybe for today, Salutations! On this Labor Day weekend we come to the last of our summertime interviews where we’ve explored the wit and wisdom of talking animals in literature. We’ve talked with the Beavers from the Lion, the … Continue reading

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Interview #1: Narnia’s He Beaver and She Beaver, Part I

Sonja: Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Beaver, for joining me today on my blog, Books and Thoughts on Faith and Friendship. Would you care for some tea? Mrs. Beaver: Our pleasure, dearie. Kettle’s singing! I’ll pour–hang on, did you say your “log?” … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word: Specks, Planks, Sand, and Rocks

Kids have a keen sense of fairness. Ever noticed that? On my school playground, kids get so wound up about someone else who isn’t playing fair or following the rules that they fail to notice that they themselves have broken at least as … Continue reading

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Did Jesus Celebrate Hanukkah?

Happy Hanukkah to any Jewish readers who might stumble across my post today! Christians are usually aware that Jesus was a Jew, but many of us don’t often think about what that might have meant to Jesus’ daily life. Did … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word: To Heal or Not to Heal

Jesus had a way of looking at things differently than anyone else, and it made the legal authorities of the day very nervous and even angry! Sometimes, even the “good” choice isn’t so easy to make–people don’t understand, or they … Continue reading

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