Ernest’s Prayer

RIGHT CHOICES ARE MUCH EASIER IF YOU PRAY THAT TEMPTATION WILL NOT OVERPOWER YOU. Bible Reading of the Day: Read James 5:16-18. Verse of the Day: “Keep alert and pray. Otherwise temptation will overpower you” (Mark 14:38). Ernest got off the school bus and headed toward the school entrance. Suddenly, he stopped walking. Standing between… Read more »

Toy Room Disaster

MERCY IS RIGHT BECAUSE GOD IS MERCIFUL. Bible Reading of the Day: Read Psalm 103:1-8. Verse of the Day: “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful” (Luke 6:36, NIV). Joey stomped down the basement stairs, walked into the toy room, and froze. “Hi, Joey,” said his little sister, Bailey. She sat cross-legged in the… Read more »

Fast Forward

SELF-CONTROL IS RIGHT BECAUSE GOD IS ALWAYS IN CONTROL-OF HIMSELF AND OF THE UNIVERSE HE HAS MADE. Bible Reading of the Day: Read Genesis 25:29-34. Verse of the Day: “Follow God’s example in everything you do, because you are his dear children” (Ephesians 5:1). Darcelle sat at the kitchen table and munched her breakfast cereal… Read more »

A Lasting Foundation

THE PERSON WHO PRAYS AND READS THE BIBLE EVERY DAY IS BUILDING A SOLID FOUNDATION. Bible Reading of the Day: Read Matthew 7:24-27. Verse of the Day: “Disaster strikes like a cyclone, whirling the wicked away, but the godly have a lasting foundation” (Proverbs 10:25). “I don’t see how Grandpa does it,” Tyler told his… Read more »

Patience Is a Virtue

PATIENCE IS RIGHT BECAUSE GOD IS PATIENT. Bible Reading of the Day: Read 1 Timothy 1:15-17. Verse of the Day: “Imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised” (Hebrews 6:12, NIV). “I can’t wait for Christmas!” Noah said. He sat beside his mom and his sister on the bench waiting for… Read more »

Cover-Up

IT’S BETTER TO ADMIT WRONG CHOICES INSTEAD OF TRYING TO COVER THEM UP. Bible Reading of the Day: Read Genesis 4:8-12. Verse of the Day: “People who cover over their sins will not prosper. But if they confess and forsake them, they will receive mercy” (Proverbs 28:13). Aiko loved to play in the bathroom sink…. Read more »

A Day at the Circus

GENEROSITY IS SIMPLY SHARING THE GOOD THINGS GOD HAS GIVEN YOU. Bible Reading of the Day: Read Numbers 10:29-32. Verse of the Day: “Share with God’s people who are in need” (Romans 12:13, NIV). Sarina stood in line with her father at the circus ticket window. She couldn’t wait to see the animals and clowns… Read more »

The Piñata

GREED IS WRONG, NO MATTER HOW WE MAY TRY TO EXPLAIN IT OR JUSTIFY IT. Bible Reading of the Day: Read Ephesians 5:3-7. Verse of the Day: “Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions” (Luke 12:15, NIV). Lupe watched as her… Read more »

Ride Sharing

GOD COMMANDS GENEROSITY. Bible Reading of the Day: Read Deuteronomy 24:19-22. Verse of the Day: “Don’t forget to do good and to share what you have with those in need, for such sacrifices are very pleasing to God” (Hebrews 13:16). “Do we have to pick up Marvin again?” Kelly whined as Dad backed the car… Read more »

The Gifts of the Magi

GOD COMMANDS GENEROSITY BECAUSE GOD VALUES GENEROSITY. Bible Reading of the Day: Read Matthew 2:1-2, 9-12. Verse of the Day: “Praise the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has visited his people and redeemed them” (Luke 1:68). The kids all gathered around Grandpa, who sat in his big chair with the high back. The… Read more »