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Audio: Fortifying Fables: Filippa the Filly

On wish fulfillment

"How do we corral her, Señor Verdadero?"

Filippa, a beautiful white filly with a long golden mane, overheard a stable hand ask this question of a tall black-bearded man in his early thirties, Señor Fiel Verdadero—Filippa's rider.

"Why, what is the problem?" he asked.

"Well, haven't you seen? Filippa keeps charging at the fencing and rearing up with hooves flailing, especially when we come around. It's downright scary."

"Then take charge."

"Easier said than done, señor. She's ornery even when we try to lead her back into the stables for the night—brush her down and so on. Won't you please get her to submit?"

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Jesus, the Expression of God’s Love 

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

Authored by Christi S. Lynch, adapted by MWS staff, based on writings published by TFI. Illustrations by Didier Martin. Design by Stefan Merour.
Copyright © 2010 by The Family International


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PDF: Jesusa Expressão do Amor de Deus (Portuguese)


The Cookie Conspiracy

The plan was formed on a dark, stormy night. The room was lit with the dim light of a single bedside lamp, around which sat the three conspirators.

“You all know the situation,” said Tom, the oldest and tallest. He pointed a long wooden ruler toward the door. “At 9pm, cookies were baked in the kitchen. At 9:30, they were gathered into a container and secured in the pantry.”

He stared at his comrades in arms as thunder boomed out from beyond the curtains. “Tonight we shall liberate them.”

John, the smallest of the group, nodded his agreement. “If we don’t act now, we may never see them again.”

John and Tom then turned to Sara, the final component needed for their plan to succeed.

Sara didn’t answer right away. Although she had smelled the same cookies, and watched sadly with the others as they had been carefully put away, she was not so sure about the plan.

Oh, she didn’t mind the cookie-eating part. That was the best part—the part that nearly made it all seem worth it. Everything else was the problem.

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Audio: Fortifying Fables: Boris the Bear

(Based on an old African fable)

On considering the source of your criticism and praise

"That wasn't too bad," young Boris, a big, black Russian bear said to himself, as he swayed on his hind paws in front of the large mirror. "I'll try it again."

He pressed a button on the MP3 player and strains from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite resumed. Clumsily lifting a hind paw, Boris attempted a turn and fell, rolling on his back. He stood up and after a few further attempts, managed the initial steps required to dance a waltz.

"Excellent," he muttered. "I think I am ready to show what I can do for Garibaldi, my wise little monkey friend. His rehearsal with the organ grinder should be over by now."

With a smug grin, Boris lumbered out of the tent, carrying his MP3 player.

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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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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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