When I was young and very small I wanted to be big and
One day I thought to myself, I would be whatever I
wanted to be, but God already had a plan for me, only
he knows who and what I am going to be.
God knows if I will be short or tall, he knows what
color I will be. He is the only one who knows and can
see everything we are going to be.
makes no difference to him for whatever we do and
whoever we are, he loves us all. Long hair, short
hair, black or white, short or tall I know he loves us
one and all.
When I was little I was taught how to pray, those
words and feelings I had will forever within me stay,
and help me to never go astray.
Dad and mother took us to church and that is where I
learned this is the house of God. We sat in long
benches they were called pewees.
learned about Godís powers and his Ten Commandments
Some children went to Sunday school. The Sunday school
teachers taught us there too.
learned about God and Jesus too. We learned that Jesus
is the Son of God.
There were lots of things to do on Sunday, but we did
not do them because God made this the holy day and a
day of rest.
ever you are feeling unhappy, unloved, down and blue,
talk to Jesus and he will help you through.
Never forget to ask Jesus for help because he will
always be there for you. Our God is awesome and he has
done so much for me and you.
Never forget to pray and give thanks too. God will
always hear you each time you pray day or night, God
listens to me and he listens to you.
God created heaven and earth, man and woman, day and
night, flowers, birds, streams, lakes, oceans and all
of the animals in the world. God created me and he
God made us all special in his own way. He has done so
much for us let us never forget to give thanks when we
have lots of friends in school, and I have friends in
our church too. This is something else I know God had
planned for me.
Our church helps people who donít have a mom or dad.
We collect presents for them at Christmas hoping they
wonít feel so sad.
also have a food pantry for families who need food,
and are having hard times. Some people donít have jobs
and we help them out the best we can.
have a clothing store too and the prices arenít high.
Anyone can go there. All the churches in our town
donate clothes and household items for people to buy.
One thing I have learned is that we are supposed to
help each other, whatever the need, for we are all
brothers and sisters. This was Godís plan indeed.
Jesus helped so many people. He healed the sick, cured
the blind, healed those who could not walk when he was
done, they could stand and walk once again.
You see Jesus loves us all and he died for us all too.
While he was here on earth he prayed just like you and
matter what we have done Jesus forgives me and he
forgives you. He loves us, watches over us, and is
always there through the power of prayer.
Jesus tells us to forgive people and that is something
everyone needs to do. Even when they make fun of us at
work or school.
Now we know God created heaven and earth. He also
created the first man and his name was Adam. Then he
created the first woman and her name was Eve.
They lived in a place called the Garden of Eden. They
were told by God not to eat from the tree of
knowledge, nor shall they touch it. They both
disobeyed God and did what Satan told them to do.
Because Adam and Eve sinned, their lives were full of
hard labor and pain. By not listening to the Lord they
had everything to loose and nothing to gain.
Satan does all he can to make us do things, we know we
should not do. Things like lie , steal , kill,
everything God has asked us not do. Every sin is the
work of Satan.
must obey God and never give into the wicked ways of
satin, for he is evil and loves to see the people of
God go astray. That is what he does best, it is his
Mary is the mother of Jesus. God told Mary she was
going to have a son and she was to name him Jesus, the
Son of God.
was 10 years old when I got my first bible. I was so
happy. This was my birthday gift from my mom and dad
and our pastor too.
would read several chapters at a time each night. It
was hard for me to understand. I kept on reading. I
learned to break the words down; it helped me to
This is a gift I will cherish all my life. A Bible is
one of the greatest gifts from loved ones, who knows
how much you love Jesus and want to learn all that you
There is so much we can learn from the bible. I have
learned so many things and it has helped me to
understand what peace and joy Jesus brings
When I look at the snow, the trees and the sky I feel
blessed because I know God created this beauty for you
When I pray at night I ask Jesus to watch over my
family and guide those who have lost their way.
know my prayers are being heard and answered but not
always right away. Upon getting ready for bed I get on
my knees to pray.
remember my first prayer. Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should die
before I wake I pray the Lord my soul youíll take.
The second prayer I learned at home was at the dinner
table. God is good God is great let us thank him for
this food amen.
When I hear of changes people have made in their
lives, I know it is Jesus working within them, because
he heard me pray.
turn on the television and hear about people killing
people for drugs and other bad things too. What ever
their reason may be, donít they know God can see?
hear about war and again people killing other people.
I pray for all those who do not understand Godís
commandment (Thou shall not kill).
They will one day stand before our Lord and be judged.
I know we all sin, some people are regretful and
others are not. Some change for the better others will
Did you know Jesus was crucified on a cross for our
sins? It was there he died, or so the Romans thought.
On the third day he rose from the dead and now sits at
the right hand of his father our Lord.
am thankful for so many things, my family, my friends,
my church, my school and our home. Also in knowing
that Jesus is all around us and we are never alone.
have ladies and men and they sing songs and they are
called a choir. They sing lots of songs about Jesus
and our Lord. It helps me to understand everything he
has done and where he came from. Each time I hear them
sing about Jesus I learn so much more.
love the hymns they sing at Christmas. Have you ever
looked at the first six letters in the word Christmas?
They spell Christ, and thatís what Christmas is truly
about. It is the day we celebrate the birth of our
savior Jesus Christ.
When I was young, and learned how and why Jesus died,
I went to my room and there I cried. Why would someone
give his life to have our sins forgiven? This is an
eternal gratitude we should all feel.
should live a better life for Jesus. We should live by
Gods Ten Commandments too. Now that I am older I find
it strange that with everything given for us, God
asked only ten rules. These are the commandments he
asks us to live by.
I----- THOU SHALT HAVE NO OTHER GODS BEFORE ME.
II----- THOU SHALT NOT MAKE UNTO THEE ANY GRAVEN IMAGE.
III----- THOU SHALT NOT TAKE THE NAME OF THE LORD THY GOD IN VAIN.
IV----- REMEMBER THE SABBATH TO KEEP IT HOLY.
V----- HONOR THY MOTHER AND THY FATHER.
VI----- THOU SHALT NOT KILL.
VII----- THOU SHALT NOT COMMIT ADULTERY.
VIII----- THOU SHALT NOT STEAL.
IX----- THOU SHALT NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS.
X----- THOU SHAL NOT COVET.
They are not always followed at home, certainly not in
schools, or in our everyday life as he asked us to do.
Moses brought these Ten Commandments down from the
mountain where God had given them to him on rock in
the shape of an open book. They were displayed for us
to live by.
God our father gave his only begotten son Jesus to
save us and forgive us from sin. I believe we should
abide by his commandments and always be faithful.
has done so much for us; we should be faithful
followers of Jesus to our journeys end just as he
intended us to do.
Let us all make friends rather than enemies, and find
the good in all people not the bad. Find it in our
hearts to always forgive, just as our savior has done.
This is something that will make our father glad.
Love your children and abuse them never in any way.
Keep your family values strong. This is how we know we
are loved and made to feel we belong.
Time is a gift we have all been given by our Lord.
Your life has a great purpose. Live it out as you were
meant too. Be a kind, loving faithful person.
Never loose your faith. There will be times you will
have doubt in your life. Never forget he hears and
sees all. He knows when we need a lift, after we have
had a fall.
am so thankful that our parents gave us no choice in
going to church. What I learned as a child I live out
as an adult today and forever more.
God is within us he is our core. When I am weak,
confused or sad, I put my cares in the hands of our
know he wants more love in the world. Not crime, not
hate not abuse. We need to live in the manner God
wants us to.
With God at my side every step of the way, as my
faithful, loving teacher, and my dearest friend, I
will be a faithful follower until my journeys end.