Have you ever wandered from God?

Have you ever wandered from God?

Have you ever been lost? The Gospel story tells about a young man who wandered off. His family knew he was leaving,  but they let him go anyway. After a while, this young man realized he was lost. He knew he wanted to be with his father. He knew he...

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Comparing Ourselves to other People

Comparing Ourselves to other People

God doesn’t want us to compare ourselves to other people. Have you ever played a “find the difference” game? You know, you look at one picture and then you look at the other picture. Then you try to figure out what is different about the two. (You can do one...

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Practice What You Preach

Practice What You Preach

Our Lord always practiced what He preached! Have you ever heard somebody say, “Practice what you preach”? Well, that means you do what you say. If you give advice about something, you do it too! Our Lord, Jesus Christ preached a lot during His ministry. He traveled around, telling people...

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Have You Put Off Doing Something?

Have You Put Off Doing Something?

Now is the time! Have you put off doing something? Maybe you knew you were supposed to start your homework, but you didn’t feel like doing it. Or maybe you knew you were supposed to wake up and get ready for the day, but you just rolled over and slept. Sometimes...

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Our Lord Searches for People to Save

Our Lord Searches for People to Save

God wants to Save the Lost Have you ever lost something that you really, really liked? A favorite toy? A piece to a puzzle? A piece of jewelry? Something special from a grandparent? Maybe you searched all over the place for it. And if you found it…do you remember how...

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Admitting When We Are Wrong

Admitting When We Are Wrong

Have you ever played a game with somebody…somebody who wouldn’t admit when he was wrong? Maybe he stepped out of bounds, but then he wouldn’t admit it! Maybe he peeked in hide and seek, but then he wouldn’t admit it! You know how frustrating it is when  somebody won’t say...

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Can You Think of Things You Enjoy From God?

Can You Think of Things You Enjoy From God?

We hear about the story of the ten men who had an awful disease. They knew they would be stuck with this disease for the rest of their lives! They knew they would have to live in a special place just for sick people. They knew they could talk only...

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Great Light of Christ in Our Lives

Great Light of Christ in Our Lives

We can have this “great light” of Christ in our lives too. Nobody wants to sit in darkness! We can have this “great light” of Christ in our lives too. When we read about our Lord in the Bible, and when we try to be like Him, that “great light”...

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When Does Your Service to the Church Begin?

When Does Your Service to the Church Begin?

You’ve probably taken lots of baths in your life. But do you remember the best, most important one you ever took? Probably not, if you were baptized as a baby. This week, we celebrate Theophany, one of the greatest feastdays of our Church! That’s the day our Lord, Jesus Christ,...

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A Different Kind of Manger

A Different Kind of Manger

Are you still celebrating Christmas? Maybe you are still enjoying your presents or munching on Christmas chocolates. But are you really celebrating? In church, we still sing the Christmas hymns, and our Gospel reading today tells us about Jesus as a baby. Everything is still decorated for the feast day....

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How do YOU get ready for Christmas?

How do YOU get ready for Christmas?

How did people get ready for the very first Christmas? How do YOU get ready for Christmas? Do you buy or make presents? Do you help cook a fancy dinner? Do you decorate the house? We all have ways of getting ready for the great day. But in today’s Gospel...

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Let’s Wear Our Masks All the Time

Let’s Wear Our Masks All the Time

These days, what do we all have to wear on our faces? When we are around other people, we have to cover our faces with masks, don’t we? The masks are supposed to keep our germs in, just in case we’re sick. In the epistle reading, we hear about how...

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