Children love stories. Stories are one of the easiest tools we can use in teaching faith and morality. Sharing our faith with the next generation is a vital responsibility for parents and grandparents. In the Story Corner I’m collecting the stories I’m writing so I can share them. I’ve included both PDFs and MP3 files, and hope one day to corral this work in book form.
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God’s Three Trees
This is a story I have loved since I was a child. It is a traditional folk tale with many variations depending on where you grew up and who told the story. In our family celebration, after the tree is up, all the house lights are turned off and a couple of candles are lit. We gather around the tree and read this story as we think about our brightly shining tree and the truth that Christmas is all about the cross of Calvary. Jesus, the Greatest Gift ever given, came to be our Savior.
PDF of the story: God’s Three Trees
MP3 of the story: God’s Three Trees
A New Baby
Moses was an extraordinary child. This story looks at his birth from his sister, Miriam’s, point of view.
PDF of the story: A New Baby
MP3 of the story: A New Baby
Baseball or Chores?
When vandals damage an older neighbor’s garden Jimmy must decide between playing baseball or helping with the cleanup. His choice influences his friends.
PDF of the story: Baseball or Chores?
MP3 of the story: Baseball or Chores?
Have you thought about the boy who gave his lunch to Jesus at the feeding of the 5000? We’ll call him Darion, and this is his story.
PDF of the story: Darion’s Gift
MP3 of the story: Darion’s Gift
Protesting the Rules
Sally Zabrowski ignores her family’s rules and Mom grounds her for two weeks. Sally organizes her friends to protest against the family rules and discovers that rules have a purpose.
PDF of the story: Protesting the Rules
MP3 of the story: Protesting the Rules
Does God Answer My Prayers?
Jimmy has been faithfully praying but becomes discouraged when he can’t see the answers. Does God really hear and answer?
PDF of the story: Does God Answer My Prayers?
MP3 of the story: Does God Answer My Prayers?
The Man Next Door
Sammy is new to the neighborhood and has heard scary stories from his classmates about he man next door. Will Sammy believe the stories, or will he obey God’s command to be kind?
PDF of the story: The Man Next Door
MP3 of the story: The Man Next Door
George Washington Carver stands as one of my favorite Americans. His love for nature and plants lead him to faith in his Creator.
PDF of the story: George’s Garden
MP3 of the story: George’s Garden