Cleaning Up

Cleaning Up

Imagine your parents telling you to clean up your room. What would you do? Would you put everything back into its right spot? Would you hang up your clothes and put your toys away? Or…would you think about hiding the mess? You could stuff your things in the closet so...

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I must stay at your house today!

I must stay at your house today!

Have you ever had an unexpected visitor at your house? Maybe somebody called your parents and said, “I’m coming over!” All of a sudden, everybody is running around. We have to clean the house! We have to find something to serve for dinner! We have to change out of our...

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The Same Story

The Same Story

Have you ever gotten some advice from one person…but then you heard it from another person too? Maybe your parents told you one thing, and then your grandparents or your teachers said it too. In today’s Gospel reading, we hear about the very beginning of our Lord’s work, His ministry....

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The Holy Spirit gives life!

The Holy Spirit gives life!

Did you ever get a toy for a present…but you didn’t have batteries for it? What happened? It didn’t work, did it? Your toy needed something to give it power to go, to really work. In today’s epistle reading, we find out what makes the Church go. We find what...

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The best message

The best message

Have you ever gotten a message? A letter, a phone call, an email, a text message? Was it a good message, or was it something you didn’t want to hear? What did you think of the news you received? Just this week, we will celebrate the great feastday of Theophany,...

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Joy to the world!

Joy to the world!

Angels. Shepherds. Wise men. Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus. Even as the littlest kid, you knew the story. But you know lots of stories, don’t you? What’s different about the Christmas story? Well, the Christmas story is true! And it brings you joy! On Christmas Eve, we’ll hear about the...

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A full house

A full house

Do you have any friends or relatives who live far away from you? Do you visit sometimes or talk on the phone? Maybe you wish they lived closer to you so you could be together more! In the Gospel reading today, we hear how our Lord also wants His friends...

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Playing dress-up

Playing dress-up

Have you ever played dress-up? Did you dress up as a princess? A firefighter? A train conductor? Sometimes it’s fun to pretend you are something you aren’t, isn’t it? In today’s Gospel reading we hear about a different kind of dress-up—and not the good kind! Today, we hear the story...

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Be quiet?

Be quiet?

Has anybody ever told you to be quiet? If you were a little too loud at home, your parents probably told you to keep it down. It’s hard to keep quiet when you really want to say something! Today we read the Gospel passage about the blind man, whom Jesus...

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Following the map

Following the map

Did you ever get really lost? Maybe you were even riding around with your parents, and you couldn’t find where you wanted to go. It helps to have some tool to show you the way, doesn’t it? A map, or GPS, or just somebody’s directions. Saint Paul gave some advice...

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Joined together in Christ

Joined together in Christ

Have you ever watched your priest or deacon use his censer? Do you watch where he censes? He censes the altar, and he blesses the holy things. He censes the icons, and we remember the saints in the pictures. He censes the people, and we remember that we want to...

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Who are our neighbors?

Who are our neighbors?

What’s the first Bible story you ever heard? Maybe it was the parable of the Good Samaritan. Do you remember the story? A man was on a trip, and some robbers beat him up, stole his things, and left him there. Two people went by—and they were people you’d expect...

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