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You can learn more about God’s love every day! Read a fun story and hide God's Word in your heart with the Key Verse of the day. Check out today’s Key, or look for your favorite story in the archives!

You can learn more about God’s love every day! Read a fun story and hide God's Word in your heart with the Key Verse of the day. Check out today’s Key, or look for your favorite story in the archives!

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Pasco, WA

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You can learn more about God’s love every day! Read a fun story and hide God's Word in your heart with the Key Verse of the day. Check out today’s Key, or look for your favorite story in the archives!

Language:

English

Contact:

Keys for Kids Ministries 2060 43rd St SE Grand Rapids, MI 49508 (616) 647-4500


Episodes

No Limit to Forgiveness

2/21/2020
Emilia was watching TV with her family when her phone began to ding. It was a post from her friend Anna. Emilia opened it and saw a photo that showed Anna and four of their close friends hanging out. Emilia frowned and turned back to the TV. As the night went on, Emilia received more photos and videos of her friends hanging out without her. "Mom, why are they doing this to me? Don't they know how it feels not to be invited and then have them practically rub it in my face?" "My guess is they...

Duration:00:04:29

Grandma’s Packages

2/20/2020
Aiden and his mom watched as the bus screeched to a halt. A minute later, Grandma stepped off it. "Thank you," she said to one of the passengers, who placed her scarlet suitcase and several bags beside her before stepping back onto the bus. "Look at all Grandma's bags! Does she really need that many?" asked Aiden as the bus drove off. "Well, we're not sure how long she'll be here, so she must have come prepared," Mom answered. Aiden's dad had recently left them, and Grandma was coming to...

Duration:00:04:29

A Few Gray Hairs

2/19/2020
Chase and Mason dragged their feet as they approached the room at the end of the hall where Mr. Grant lived. Their youth group was visiting people at an assisted living home, and they had been assigned to Mr. Grant. "What are we going to talk about?" Mason asked as they knocked on the door. "I don't know," Chase replied. "We don't really have anything in common with an old man!" Just then the door opened. "Um, hi, I'm Chase, and this is Mason. We're here on a visit with our church youth...

Duration:00:04:29

Baby’s First Steps

2/18/2020
"I don't know what to do about Kyla, Mom," Iris said as she came into the house and hung up her coat. "She just called Colby a really mean name when he bumped into her on the bus. I was so glad when Kyla became a Christian last month, but now she's driving me crazy! One day she acts like a Christian, and the next day she lies or cheats or calls people names. I feel like giving up on her." "I hope you won't really give up," said Mom. "Instead, pray for her. Pray that as Kyla gets to know...

Duration:00:04:29

God Wants to Encourage Us

2/17/2020
Amanda ran out the school doors and jumped into Dad's car. "Okay, I think it will be all right." Dad gave her a sideways look. "You think what will be all right?" "I didn't do so well on my math quiz." Amanda stared out the window. "But after class, my teacher explained the material to me again--and I can retake the quiz. She was really encouraging. But I still feel dumb." "Because you failed once?" Dad shook his head. "That doesn't make you dumb, Amanda. Sounds like you need more...

Duration:00:04:29

Together Is Better

2/16/2020
"Hey, Dad, did you know emperor penguins can survive in temperatures of minus 76 degrees with the wind chill?" Wynter asked. She had been reading a nature magazine that had just come in the mail. "I can barely survive half an hour outside when it's in the single digits! I wonder how they do it?" Wynter's family lived in a little town up north that had its fair amount of cold, snowy weather. She knew all too well what it was like to feel so cold her toes hurt. Dad looked up from his laptop....

Duration:00:04:29

Prized as a Puppy

2/15/2020
Miguel walked home from school with his head down. He was the last one picked for kickball again. In Mexico, Miguel had played on a soccer team. He was strong and fast, but no one here knew that. Here, he was the kid who was laughed at because he couldn't read or even talk right. He had come to America with his mother and little brother, leaving behind the rest of his family. He missed his friends and his family and his little dog, Paco. On his way home, Miguel stopped at his neighbor...

Duration:00:04:29

A Special Love

2/14/2020
"I really don't see what's so special about Jesus dying to save people," Brad stated bluntly. His mother stared at him in disbelief. "Well, I don't!" he said. "Lots of soldiers have died so we can be free." "That's true, Brad," said Mom, "and I'd say that's pretty amazing and special, wouldn't you?" "Well, sure," said Brad, "but what I mean is, if I could save a bunch of people by dying like they did, I'd do it too. At least, I hope I would. Well, when Jesus died, he saved millions of people...

Duration:00:04:29

Expired

2/13/2020
"Adventure Land, here we come!" exclaimed Jena as she and her friend Ellie jumped into the car. "I can't believe we finally saved enough money and are really on our way! Of course, we wouldn't even be going yet if you hadn't found this coupon for half-price tickets, Ellie!" Soon they reached the park. But when the woman at the ticket booth looked at the coupon Jena gave her, she shook her head. "I'm sorry," she said, "but this coupon has expired. l have to charge you the full amount."...

Duration:00:04:29

Not by Sight

2/12/2020
"I can't believe Snowflake has five kittens!" Joey said, leaning over the little balls of fur. "I just can't figure something out, Dad. I learned in school that kittens are born blind. How do they know that their mother will take care of them and give them milk when they can't even see her?" Dad scratched his chin. "Let's play a little game." He found a long piece of cloth and tied it around Joey's eyes. "Dad, I can't see anything!" Joey said, feeling around with his hand. "I want you to use...

Duration:00:04:29

Character Counts

2/11/2020
"And first place goes to Isabelle Jones!" Noah's heart sank. He'd spent hours on his science fair entry. He'd put in the extra effort, but there was not going to be a trophy, not even a ribbon, for him to bring home. During dinner that evening, Noah's dad asked what was wrong. "I'm still upset about the science fair," Noah answered. "What's the point of working hard if I don't win?" Dad scooped a second helping of green beans onto his plate. "Noah," he said, "working hard isn't only about...

Duration:00:04:29

A Fruit-Bearer

2/10/2020
Mateo rushed downstairs in a whirlwind with his hair sticking straight up, shoelaces untied, and shirt tails untucked. He grabbed the only banana on the counter and started peeling it with lightning speed. "Hey! That's my banana! It's for my lunch!" shouted his sister, Maria. "It doesn't have your name on it, and I'm starving," replied Mateo, giving his sister a piercing glare. "Well, you wouldn't be starving if you had come down for breakfast when Mom called. Now we'll probably be late...

Duration:00:04:29

A Real Father

2/9/2020
Jack almost ran off the bus. He opened the front door and quickly ran inside. "Hey, Jack. How was school?" his mom asked from the kitchen. "Fine. I'm going to go to my room," Jack said. He ran through the hall before his Mom could stop him. He took off his jacket and sat on his bed. It wasn't fair. They were having a father-son bowling tournament at school, and all his friends were going. Jack couldn't remember what it was like to have a dad, since his father left when he was a baby....

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Being Brave Isn’t Easy

2/8/2020
Sparks exploded into the air as Kevin threw logs into the firepit. "Okay, Dad," he said. "How about telling us a scary story?" "No way!" Megan said. "I want to sleep tonight. How about a story of someone who was brave--even though they were scared?" "Yeah," Kevin said. "Like army soldiers. They're brave." "You bet they're brave," Dad said. "Like Van T. Barfoot, a Choctaw Native American who was awarded the Medal of Honor in World War II." Kevin sat on a stump close to the fire. "What did...

Duration:00:04:29

Seal the Deal

2/7/2020
"Three hundred four hundred five hundred," the man counted as he placed bills on the table. "I'll pick up the car on Thursday." "Dad," Amir said after the man had left, "you sold that man our old car for only five hundred dollars? Is that all it's worth?" Dad shook his head. "The money he gave me isn't the total price of the car," he explained. "It's a down payment. He'll bring the rest when he gets the car." "But what if he changes his mind and decides not to buy it?" asked Amir. "Then...

Duration:00:04:29

Temper Bumper

2/6/2020
Loud, angry words were flying back and forth between Celina and her brother when the doorbell rang. When Celina went to answer it, Ryan stomped off to his room. "Oh, hi, Mrs. Perry," said Celina when she opened the door and found her neighbor there. "Come on in." Celina realized that Mrs. Perry had probably heard their loud voices. "I was kind of tied up in a, um, family discussion," Celina began. She sighed. "Actually, it was a fight with my brother." "I know--I couldn't help...

Duration:00:04:29

A Girl Named Mia

2/5/2020
Mia kicked off her rubber boots as she walked inside. It was her turn to set the table, and she needed to hustle. "Mia, what have you been doing?" Mia's grandmother asked. Mia had forgotten Grandma was coming for dinner. She looked down at her feet, slightly muddy from pond water, then shrugged and went to the kitchen sink to wash her hands. Grandma shook her head. "Who knew I would have such a tomboy for a granddaughter?" "I like nature, Grandma," Mia said. And I'm still a girl, she fumed...

Duration:00:04:29

Splashed Mud

2/4/2020
"Mom, Skyler splashed mud on my new outfit!" said Anastasia when she came home from school. "I got off the bus first, and when he got off, he jumped right into a puddle and splashed muddy water all over me." "That's too bad," said Mom, "but it'll wash out. I'm sure he didn't mean to get mud on you." "Maybe not, but he didn't have to laugh about it," said Anastasia. "And he said it was my fault because I was standing so close to the puddle. It wasn't my fault--it was his!" A few days later,...

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Counterfeit Goodness

2/3/2020
"I'm glad you came today, Alex," said Oliver as the boys rode their bikes home after an event at Oliver's church. "How did you like it?" "The games were fun and the music was okay," Alex replied, "but the speaker said the only way to get to heaven is through Jesus. That can't be right. I'm a good person--I don't do anything really bad. If I keep doing good things, I'll get to heaven just fine." By now the boys were at Oliver's house. His mom was still at work, so Oliver used his key to get...

Duration:00:04:29

Snow Day

2/2/2020
Victoria and Anthony were eating breakfast when a message dinged on Mom's phone. "Well, I guess you won't be going to school today," Mom told them. "The freezing temperatures and icy roads have closed all the public schools." "All right!" said Anthony. "I can play all day!" Victoria didn't share his joy. "I was going to go to Madelyn's house after school. Now I can't," she moaned. "Besides, what's there to do at home? It's too cold to go outside, and there's nothing fun to do!" She watched...

Duration:00:04:29