Questions, Ponderings, & Children's Insights and ideas. Kids look at the world through exciting, gentle eyes. Sure it's naive. Child-like describes it best. Kids do say the darnedest things. And it's often funny. Or sometimes inspiring. And at times, the stories around kids brings tears, touching us in ways unexpected.
Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife, Lisa, and their little boy, Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.
"When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love." Rebecca - age 8.
Our 14 year old dog, Abbey, died last month. The day after she died, my 4 year old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey. She asked if we could write a letter to God.
Dear God, are You still awake? Have You got a minute or two? Do you listen to kids? You're pretty good at understanding, And I really need to talk to You.
A little girl walked to and from school daily. The weather that morning was questionable and clouds were forming, she made her daily trek to the elementary school. As the afternoon progressed . . .
1. IN THE FIRST BOOK OF THE BIBLE, GUINESSIS. GOD GOT TIRED OF CREATING THE WORLD SO HE TOOK THE SABBATH OFF.
Nine-year-old Joey, was asked by his mother what he had learned in Sunday school. "Well, Mom, our teacher told us kids how God sent Moses behind enemy lines on a rescue mission to lead the Israelite Nation out of Egypt over the Red Sea.
The Sunday school teacher was carefully explaining the story of Elijah the Prophet and the false prophets of Baal. She explained to the children how Elijah built the altar, put wood upon it, and cut the steer into pieces.
"One of God's main jobs is making people. He makes them to replace the ones that die, so there will be enough people to take care of things on earth. He doesn't make grown-ups, just babies. I think because they are smaller and easier to make. That way He doesn't have to take up His valuable time teaching them to talk.
When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator, and I wanted to paint another one.
A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell. He painted a sign advertising the pups and set about nailing it to a post on the edge of his yard. As he was driving the last nail into the post, he felt a tug on his overalls.
Six year old Brandon decided one Saturday morning to fix his parents pancakes. He found a big bowl and spoon, pulled a chair to the counter, opened the cupboard and pulled out the heavy flour canister.
Last week I took my children to a restaurant. My six-year-old son asked if he could say grace. We bowed our heads he said, "God is good. God is great. Thank you for the food, and I would even thank you more if mom gets us kids ice cream for dessert. And Liberty and justice for all! Amen!"
One rainy afternoon I was driving along one of the main streets of town, taking those extra precautions necessary when the roads are wet and slick. Suddenly, my son Matthew spoke up from his relaxed position in the front seat. "Mom, I'm thinking of something."
A group of Geography students studied the Seven Wonders of the World. At the end of that section, the students were asked to list what they considered to be the Seven Wonders of the World. There was some disagreement about the 7 Wonders.
When I look at a patch of dandelions, I see a bunch of weeds. Dandelions blowing in the wind are going to take over my yard. My kids see flowers for Mom and blowing white fluff, you can wish on.
"Adam and Eve had an ideal marriage. He didn't have to hear about all the men she could have married, and she didn't have to hear about the way his mother cooked."
A little boy was attending his first wedding. After the service, his cousin asked him, “How many women can a man marry?” “Sixteen,” the boy responded. His cousin was amazed!
Please excuse Jennifer for missing school yesterday. We forgot to get the Sunday paper off the porch, and when we found it Monday, we thought it was Sunday. Sally won't be in school . . .
Marriage is when you get to keep your girl and don't have to give her back to her parents. - Eric Age 6.
There once was a little boy who wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with Twinkies and a six-pack of root beer, and he started his journey.
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