More Than a Fairy Tale


In Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis, a small remnant of Narnian creatures eagerly await deliverance from the foreign oppressors who conquered their ancestors. These true believers have been driven underground for hundreds of years, during the occupation of their homeland.

Some begin to lose hope that they will ever be free again. When their savior, the great Lion Aslan does not appear immediately in response to their desperate appeals, Nikabrik questions the truth of the old stories.…

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What’s the Harm in a Little Gossip?


What’s the harm in a little gossip?

It may not seem like a big deal. But Proverbs 18:8 says, “The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to a man’s inmost parts.” From there, they often lead us into all kinds of sin. For instance, if we repeat something that isn’t true, whether we realize it or not, we’re guilty of spreading lies and slander.…

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Fight to the Finish


It was one of the longest wrestling matches on record. The two powerful men grappled back and forth, each one determined to be the victor in a battle that lasted through the night. By daybreak, one of the men realized that there was something supernatural about his mysterious opponent. The man’s power and strength were, well, inhuman.

As the sun rose, this opponent suddenly decided to call it quits.…

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The Fifth Commandment

“Honor your father and mother, that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.” (Exodus 20:12)

This is the first commandment most children learn – the one they can most readily understand and apply to their own young lives. It’s also the first to emphasize the blessings and rewards that come with obedience.

When we’re children, honoring our parents is as simple as obeying them.…

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