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Short Story: Super Busy…on Sandcastles

Short Story

Emma was busy–very busy. Her little mind raced with all the things she needed to get done on her sandcastle city. To her, getting her castle just right seemed to be the most important thing in the world. Little did Emma dream that soon the ocean would sweep away all her work. She was stressing…

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Short Story: Enjoy the Gift You’ve Been Given

Story: Gift Given

“Wow!” the exclamation came almost collectively from everyone in the room as Jessica pulled the beautiful sweater out of the wrapping paper. It was gorgeous! One by one, each of the children finished opening the presents their father had bought them. Each present was different. They ranged from clothing to a bike to jewelry to…

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Short Story: Enjoy the Journey

Short Story

Although Emma had told her father he could drive her wherever he chose, she seemed to be having a hard time relaxing and letting him do so. Every so often, she had actually grabbed the steering wheel, attempting to turn the car where she thought it should go. Then she’d remember and let go again,…

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Short Story: If Plants Were People…

Short Story: If Plants Were People...

It was a very strange garden. It had been planted by the gardener, with each plant lovingly and thoughtfully chosen. The gardener had put a wide variety of plants in his garden—ones of every hue, texture, and height. Some were designed to bear large, showy flowers; others were to provide a restful green backdrop. Some…

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Ignoring the Warning

Short Story: Ignoring the Warning

Screech, screech, screech. The tornado siren intruded on Sarah’s solitude. Sarah knew she should get up and take shelter. Only she was in the middle of a book and didn’t want to stop. Just a few more pages, she told herself. There’s plenty of time. But her book kept getting more and more interesting. So…

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Story: What’s Important?

Story: What's Important?

“What happened here?” Sarah exclaimed in dismay as she surveyed her bedroom. It looked like all of her things had been pulled out and gone through. In the middle of it all sat her little one-year-old daughter, playing contentedly with what she obviously considered the greatest treasure of all: a worthless cardboard jewelry box. Kaitlyn…

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Story: Productivity Versus Fruit

Short Story: Productivity Versus Fruit

“Wow, Grandpa, look at that tomato plant. It’s a big one!” Justin pointed excitedly to a rather unusual tomato plant in the back of the garden. Grandpa didn’t look so impressed. “It’s a big one, all right,” he replied. “But do you see any tomatoes?” Justin skipped over to the plant and began inspecting it…

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Short Story: Failed Again

Short Story: Failed Again

Sam was part of the flying squadron. Each of the soldiers in this squadron had been given a futuristic flight suit that allowed them to literally fly 30 feet off the ground. Sam loved the thrill of flying through the air. But lately, he’d been having trouble. Instead of flying, all of his attempts had…

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An Unforgettable Christmas Journey

I still remember the joy of opening a fun daily devotional each day in December leading up to Christmas. It helped me keep focused on the Lord through the whirl of the Christmas season. Which brings me to the topic of this post: if you’re looking for a simple, fun devotional you can use with…

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