Jesus – Others – You



Hi kids.


I often think about my friends. Do you? I have many questions, many things that I wonder about them?

How do I know if they really like me? How do they treat others? How do they treat me? Do they like me only for what I give them or do for them?

Then I have to ask myself the same questions.  Do I really love them?  How do I treat them? Do I only love them only when they are easy to love?

Of course, the answers to our problems can be found in the Bible.  Proverbs 18:24 (King James Version) says “A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend (Jesus) that sticketh closer than a brother.” In other words, if I want to have friends, I have to be a friend first.

How should I treat them? Matthew 7:12 (The Message) says, “Here is a simple, rule-of-thumb guide for behavior: Ask yourself what you want people to do for you, then grab the initiative and do it for them. Add up God’s Law and Prophets and this is what you get. Many people call this the Golden Rule.

One last question for now: How long and when should I love my friends?  Prov. 17: 17a says, “A friend loveth at all times.” Not just today, but always.

I hope you consider me your friend and I hope that each of us (with God’s help) will be the best friend we can be.


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My Favorite Things

Hi Kids,

My website is almost 100% ready. And here is my second piece just for you.

Do you have a favorite movie? Mine is called “The Sound of Music.” In this movie are several songs, including “My Favorite Things.” Julie Andrews’ character Maria sings about her favorite things: raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens…(just to mention a few. Check the movie and songs out someday.)

What are your favorite things? Why? Make a list of your favorite things; it could even turn out to be a list poem. Next time I write here for you, I will put on a list poem of my favorite things. It is fun to do AND amazing to see how many things we really do like/love. If you write a “favorites” list poem, I would feel honored if you would let me read them.

What Makes me Happy, What Makes me Smile

To hear a baby giggle makes me giggle, too

To see an old barn freshly painted, bright red

To smell roast turkey or Cherry Wink cookies in the oven and then of course to eat them

To watch kittens play, to hold and pet them till they fall asleep in my lap

To play a newly-tuned piano and of course to sing a few songs

To sing, to read, to pray

Friends make me happy: to visit with them, even better to give and get hugs from them, and to make new friends whenever I can

I love to hear, “Please” “Thank you” or “Excuse me” without being prompted. True manners

To take the challenge of a piece of music

A blank piece of paper to write a story or poem on, or a mini gourd to paint a unique character on

But most of all, the thing that makes me happy is to see the glimmer in a student’s eyes, the light that goes on when they “get it”, when they have understood what I have told them and created their own masterpiece.

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Of Feathers and Friends Jigsaw Puzzle

Enjoy the Jigsaw Puzzle. Move the pieces with your mouse, rotate them with your mouse wheel of the arrow keys on your keyboard.

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“Of Feathers and Friends” Word Search


Hey kids, do you like Word Searches? I do. And I enjoy making them, too. Since this website is about my book, “Of Feathers and Friends,” I decided to make the first puzzle about things and people in the book. This one is fairly easy but later I’ll make harder ones for you. If you think this one is too hard, I’m sure Mom and Dad would help you. Keep checking back to this page on my website. I will be making new puzzles or placing other activities and jokes here for you. Enjoy.



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