Growing Strong Roots by Praying to God

Growing Strong Roots by Praying to God

Growing Strong Roots Have you ever looked at a tree, after it has fallen down? Sometimes we forget how deep the roots of a tree are. One tree expert says that they can grow as much as 20 feet below ground! That’s taller than your house! We don’t see the...

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God Wants Us to be Clean on the Inside

God Wants Us to be Clean on the Inside

Be Clean Have you ever gotten really, really dirty? Maybe you played outside in the mud. Or maybe you ran around in the woods on a hot and sticky day. Well, after that, did you take a shower or a bath? It feels so good to get clean after being...

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Follow Me

Follow Me

If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. Have you ever had to say “no” to something? Maybe you can think of a time when you really wanted to do something, but you knew you shouldn’t. So, you said,...

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Sealed by the Lord

Sealed by the Lord

Have you ever seen a fancy seal on a letter or on a certificate? A seal makes things official. A seal shows something really comes from who it says it comes from. Long ago, a king might write a letter, close it with wax, and then make a mark in...

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We are Really Just Beginners

We are Really Just Beginners

As Christians, we are really just beginners! Sometimes we might think we know a lot about our Church, especially when we answer all the questions right in Church School. Have you ever had to follow an example? Maybe when you were learning to read and write, you traced letters. Or when...

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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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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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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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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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