Have you ever felt useless or forgotten? You are precious in God’s sight! You are a priceless treasure! God loves you so much that he came to this earth and became a man, to carry the punishment of your sins.
You are the apple of God’s eye! Take courage. Jesus loves you!
Keep me as the apple of your eye;
hide me in the shadow of your wings.
Psalm 17:8 ESV
We have two new stories. One about a Chinese girl who was rejected by her parents. Someone took her in and gave her a new name… from Useless to Priceless.
The other story is about a queen’s treasures. Read and see!
Welcome to Any-Time Stories
Remembering my story-teller daughter. She was born 47 years ago and God let me have her for 31 of those years. Eva-Marie would have loved to work with me on the stories I publish here.
Honoring her memory, here are two new stories:
In Any-Time Stories: The boy who knew how to wait
In Stories for Children: Bruce and the Sad Young Man
Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion,
which cannot be moved, but abides forever.
As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
so the Lord surrounds his people,
from this time forth and forevermore.
Whatever is needed for protection, we can trust our Heavenly Father. Read the story of The Miracle Wall. It as a wall of snow for a Russian family in times of Napoleon.
Go to Any Time Stories.
Another story is about a little rose that didn’t like the thread, the nails and the wall that were set up for her protection. The Little Rose that Wanted to be Free discovered too late the high price she had to pay for her freedom.
God bless you and the children who enjoy the stories!
It’s been a while since I’ve been posting anything on this blog. My life has been very busy with a big move. I am now situated about a 15-minute drive from my daughter and her family. I still have a lot of work to do getting everything organized but I have taken up writing my Spanish stories. My friend Nancy Crowson translates them to English for me. I will try to get on track providing them here.
Today I have uploaded the story about David and Jonathan and their Friendship Covenant. You will find it under STORIES FOR CHILDREN.
I have made Flash-Cards and a Power Point as helps for telling the Bible story.
May God bless your life and those around you!
Kerstin (Auntie Margaret)
A tranquil heart gives life to the flesh,
but envy makes the bones rot. Prov 14:30 ESV
As Thanksgiving is approaching I’ve been thinking of ways to show gratitude. One way is by rejoicing for the blessings of others instead of feeling envious.
While working on illustrating the story for this subject, my assistant Cristina drew a series of hearts. I liked them so much I want to share them with you. I’m sure you will be inspired with ideas on how to use them.
Find them under CLASSROOM HELPS.
Have you seen the new stories I uploaded lately? Very quickly we’re approaching 100 stories. In Spanish I will reach the 350 mark on Thanksgiving week. That is really something to be thankful for.
My mother was a brave woman. In her late twenties she obeyed God’s call to leave Sweden together with Dad (and me) and be a missionary in southern Chile. My testimony story is about what happened in our first home in Chile, when rats had her so worried she could not sleep at night.
The big house where we rented a couple of rooms was made of wood, with wooden boards inside and out. At night the rats ran up and down inside the walls and the ceiling. Mom was very worried about me and my sister, afraid that rats might bite us.
One day, when Mom was sitting writing a letter to my grandmother, a huge rat was looking through a hole in the wall!
When the rat problem was almost unbearable, Mom decided to ask God for help. One night she woke up Dad and asked him to help her pray. It was midnight and he was sleepy. “If you have the faith for it, you pray,” he said, and went back to sleep. Mom applied her faith, and tearfully cried out to God, asking for his help. When she finished praying there was complete silence. God had immediately done away with the rats in answer to her prayer! They never bothered us again!
Where did they go? After that night, the neighbors complained that they had twice as many rats! God relocated the rats because a young missionary had faith in her great and powerful God who answers prayer.
Find this under Testimony stories.
I have also added several new stories under Any-time stories.
Thanks for sharing these stories with the children in your life!
I’m excited about a new activity, perfect when fall colors are painting the trees. We prepared this in the summer so it has green leaves, but as I was working with it I realized how beautiful it would be in fall colors. The children will do the coloring.
As you will see when you go to the page, A Tree of Love, this is an activity to emphasize what the Apostle Paul prayed for, that the church in Ephesus would be grounded and rooted in love.
I use a tree with the fruit of the Spirit and other characteristics of Christian living to illustrate this. A tree grows tall and strong when it has a deep root system.
As Christians we need to be deeply rooted in God and his love. This tree will help the children to visualize and understand it. Not only children, but for anybody at any age it would be good to have this printed and put up on a wall where is can be seen daily.
Rooted and grounded in love… repeat that over and over. Ask the Lord to help you grow deeper and stronger roots in his love from day to day.
Check out two more stories for children on our story pages. One of them is about my son-in-law and what happened when he forgot his Bible on top of the van and traveled from Tulsa to Fort Gibson on a rainy day. His Bible survived! Here it is!
Until next time, may you be doubly blessed. I pray that God showers his mercy and grace on you and yours. Love and prayers!