Christ is in our midst!

Christ is in our midst!

When you see your friends, what do you say? “Hey, what’s up?” “How’s it going?” We al-ways have something to say, don’t we? At church, you might hear people greet each other in a different way. “Christ is in our midst!” Christ is with us! And you can answer, “He...

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Wasting things

Wasting things

What would you do if you had an hour free to do whatever you wanted? How about a weekend, or even a whole summer break? How would you spend your time? Reading books? Napping? Playing video games? Sometimes we might want to spend our time in a good way, but...

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Which way do YOU pray?

Which way do YOU pray?

When we hear a story, sometimes we think about how we fit into it, don’t we? Today we hear the story of the Publican and the Pharisee. Do you remember it? Two men went to the temple to pray. One of them said, “God, I thank you that I am...

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Great is your faith!

Great is your faith!

Have you ever wanted something so much that you asked your parents for it again and again? Maybe it was a toy for Christmas or for your birthday. Maybe it was just a special meal or a treat. When we really want something, it’s hard to give up when somebody...

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Seeing Jesus

Seeing Jesus

Do you like learning how to do things for yourself? Maybe you know how to make a little snack when you come home from school, or maybe you can clean your own laundry. You might have heard your parents tell you, “You have to do some things on your own!”...

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Thank you…for everything!

Thank you…for everything!

When do you say “thank you” to God? Whenever He helps you with something? But that’s impossible! He is helping you all the time! Today, in the Gospel reading, we hear the story of the ten men who had the awful skin disease of leprosy. When Jesus healed these ten...

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Giving away our gifts

Giving away our gifts

Have you ever given one of your presents away? Maybe you didn’t like it in the first place, or maybe you thought a friend or a family member would like it even more than you did. In the epistle today, we hear what Saint Paul says about giving away our...

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Growing up

Growing up

What does it mean to “grow up”? Does it mean you are getting taller? Or older? Or smarter?Or does it mean you can drive a car now? Or go to college? What does it mean to “grow up”? Today is January 1st, and it is eight days after Christmas, the...

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Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh

Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh

Have you ever had trouble finding the perfect Christmas gift for somebody? It’s hard to find something that would really fit somebody perfectly. Today is the feastday of the Nativity, the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ! In the Gospel reading, we hear how when the wise men came to...

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Call His name Jesus

Call His name Jesus

Sometimes you might hear somebody say, “He was born to do that.” A great runner might be “born to run,” or people might say a great scientist might be “born to” find a cure for some disease. If somebody is really good at something, people might say that God made...

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