Friday
Sep032010

Two Soldiers Conquer Thousands

1 Samuel 14 retold

King Saul was in a fix. The Philistines had gathered their army to make war against the Israelites. When the Israelites saw that they were greatly outnumbered they were fearful and fled, hiding in caves and thickets among the rocks and in holes. Some even crossed the Jordan River to safety on the other side.

This left a small band of only 600 men camped with Saul and his son Jonathan near the town of Micmash. This was the moment of weakness the Philistines were waiting for. They sent raiding parties out in a three-pronged maneuver to prepare for assault, and one detachment had approached the rocky pass at Micmash.

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Friday
Aug272010

Feeling Bugged?

S&S link: Character Building: Social Skills: Communication and Interaction-2d

Authored by Christi S. Lynch, adapted from the writings of Maria Fontaine. Illustrations by Anthony Mizrany.
Copyright © 2010 by The Family International

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Friday
Aug272010

The Genuine Wizard

 

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: Jesus, God’s Son-2e

Contributed by Christi S. Lynch, adapted from the writings of Maria Fontaine. Illustrations by Zeb. Design by Stefan Merour.
Copyright © 2010 by The Family International

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Friday
Aug202010

Barn-Raising Tuesday

On a certain Tuesday morning, Arthur woke up with the first rays of the sun—a rare event! This particular Tuesday was no ordinary Tuesday. It was barn-raising Tuesday.

For weeks, everyone in Peakview Valley had been preparing and gathering materials to build a barn on Sunset Hill! Everyone was going—the blacksmith, the tinker, the storekeepers and their families, the ranchers, and all the wives and mothers—and they were bringing all the wood and hay and hammers and nails needed to make the best barn the valley had ever seen. Afterwards there would be eating, drinking, and dancing until the sun set.

For the first time Arthur was old enough to help!

In a matter of minutes Arthur managed to get dressed and dash out the door. Already wagons were rattling up the nearby hill, and families carrying picnic baskets strolled merrily along. By running his fastest Arthur beat most of the wagons to the top of the hill.

Right away the food table caught his eye.

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Friday
Aug132010

Special Gifts

S&S link: Character Building: Values and Virtues: Contentment-2c

Contributed by R. A. Watterson, based on the writings of Maria Fontaine. Illustrations by Zeb. Design by Yoko Matsuoka.
Copyright © 2010 by The Family International

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Friday
Aug062010

Maximizers Take Initiative

S&S link: Character Building: Personal Responsibility: Excellence-2c

Contributed by R. A. Watterson, based on the writings of Maria Fontaine. Illustrations by DK. Design by Stefan Merour.
Copyright © 2010 by The Family International

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PDF: Maximizadores Tomam Iniciativa