Helping You Build the Right Foundation

Helping You Build the Right Foundation

Building the Foundation Have you ever tried to build something together with a friend or with a brother or sister? A sand castle? A Lego construction? A fort out in the woods? When you build something, you know you have to start off the right way, or else it might...

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Can You Imagine Giving a Gift to God?

Can You Imagine Giving a Gift to God?

God Shares Our Gifts! What would you give Him? He could have anything! In today’s Gospel reading, we hear the story we all know—the wonderful miracle story of the feeding of the 5,000 men (plus women and children!). In the story, remember, the people came to listen to Jesus speak....

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God Gives Us Something to Bring Us Closer

God Gives Us Something to Bring Us Closer

Did you know God gives us Something to Bring us Closer to Him? A long time ago, the “custodian” was a helper in the household who took the kids to school to learn. Or sometimes, the “custodian” was somebody who taught the children in the house, like a tutor. He...

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Have You Ever Played a Sport on a Team?

Have You Ever Played a Sport on a Team?

Have you ever played on a team? You probably had a coach who told you the plan. For example, if you played baseball, you might have heard your coach tell the team: “You play first base. You cover second. You play right field…” and so on. Your coach had a...

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Learning More About God

Learning More About God

Are you still growing? Sometimes, we might think we are pretty much all grown up. But then, when we look back on it, we know we weren’t! We grow in how tall we are, and how much we weigh, and how much we know, and how much we can do....

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Our God Works Wonders

Our God Works Wonders

God Works Wonders If you ever go to Europe, you will probably visit dozens of churches. The most beautiful buildings—in Greece, Germany, France, and other places—are churches! The first one you visit, you say, “Wow! Amazing!” The second one, you say, “Pretty cool!” But the tenth one, you might just...

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Be Close to God First

Be Close to God First

Seek First God’s Kingdom Have you ever done something in the wrong order? Maybe you tried to put your shoes on first, and then your socks. Or maybe you ate lunch before you washed your hands. Or cooked something in a mixed up way. Sometimes, when we do things out...

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Work Together to Help

Work Together to Help

 When you have a buddy with you, you might feel safer and stronger. Have you ever used the buddy system? Sure, you have! Maybe a teacher or a camp counselor sent you off with a friend to do some task. Or maybe your parents told you and a sibling to...

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Can Kids Be Saints?

Can Kids Be Saints?

Kids Can Be Saints The Bravest Kids are Kids who are Saints. Our Orthodox Church remembers lots of children who became saints. And why are they saints? Well, because they loved (and still love) God very much! Even though they were kids, they knew that loving our Lord, Jesus Christ...

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How To Be Strong In Our Faith With The Holy Spirit

How To Be Strong In Our Faith With The Holy Spirit

Have you ever wondered how much water is in the Mississippi River? More than 5 million gallons! Or in the Amazon River? Almost 60 million gallons! That much water is more than we can ever imagine… we just know it’s a lot! In today’s Gospel reading, we hear how our...

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Remember to Pray: Jesus Watches Over all of His Sheep!

Remember to Pray: Jesus Watches Over all of His Sheep!

Do you pray to God sometimes, all by yourself? Before Christ was arrested and sent to the Cross, He prayed by Himself too. In to- day’s Gospel reading, we hear how He prayed to His Father for His disciples. Remember, the disciples were Jesus’s great helpers. Now that Jesus was going to leave,...

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Tools Help Us See God Clearly

Tools Help Us See God Clearly

Seeing God clearly Seeing God clearly Have you ever gotten your eyes checked, maybe at home or at school? The doctor or nurse might give you a test to see if you can see  something. If you don’t do well on the eye tests, what happens? You might get some...

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