This issue should help children understand that no matter how they feel about their bodies, they are wholly loved and accepted by God.Order Now See Inside
(Have someone read this passage from 1 Corinthians 6:19-20:)
Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you were bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body.
One: Our bodies were created by God. They are wonderful gifts to us.
All: Thank you, God, for the gift of our bodies. more
05/31/2013 at 08:08 am
Fascinating facts about Kenya
This east African country is home to about 43 million people and is about twice the size of the U.S. state of Nevada. The country gets its name from Mount Kenya, which is the second tallest mountain on the African continent.
Most families here earn their living by farming or herding animals.
05/31/2013 at 07:59 am
June 2013—Healthy Bodies
It is a rare (or perhaps nonexistent) person today who makes it as far as adolescence without experiencing anxiety about the “flaws” of his or her body. Size-zero models and actresses and steroid-enhanced athletes are offered up as ideal body types. At the same time, all manner of unhealthy foods are marketed and served to children, who often get far less physical activity in the course of a day than they should. This issue is not about being the “food police” or convincing children to give up the technology they love. This is about the central idea that human beings are made in the image of God and that our bodies are a gift from our Creator.
05/31/2013 at 07:08 am
Many experts believe that the sibling relationship is one of the most powerful a person experiences throughout life, that it may even have more influence than the parent-child relationship. Life with sisters and brothers is fraught with a wide range of emotions from love, affection, and admiration to enmity, jealousy, and contempt. An older sibling may serve as a role model or as a source of endless teasing (or both). A younger brother or sister may be a cherished friend or an unbearable pest (or both). Children who don’t have siblings often wish that they did; and those who do have siblings may fantasize, at least occasionally, about what it would be like to be an “only.” This issue should help children live with and appreciate siblings if they have them and help those who don’t have brothers or sisters appreciate their own families.
04/30/2013 at 09:22 am
Fascinating facts about Wales
This European country is part of Great Britain (along with Scotland, Northern Ireland, and England). The country has about 3 million people and is about the size of the U.S. state of Massachusetts. Most of the countryside is mountainous.
The Welsh name is of the country is Cymru.
04/30/2013 at 09:12 am
Though Pockets is primarily a resource for children’s personal use, the magazine can be used in groups as supplemental Sunday-school material or with weeknight groups or Pockets clubs. Here are suggestions for using the May issue in weekly segments.
Read: Runner Up (pages 2-4) more
03/01/2013 at 02:30 am
Spring and Easter are times when God’s surprises are particularly evident. Mark’s Gospel says that “terror and amazement seized” the women who went to Jesus’ tomb on Easter morning. And Luke says that the disciples found the women’s tales of Jesus’ being raised literally unbelievable. The year-round good news of Easter is that God continually breaks into our lives in fresh and surprising ways. When we are open to God’s presence in our lives and the lives of those around us, we can experience the new life of the Resurrection in our daily living. This issue should help children recognize and celebrate God’s continuing activity in their lives and in the world around them. more
03/01/2013 at 02:30 am
Fascinating Facts about Argentina
This South American country is the eighth largest in the world. That’s about a third of the size of the U.S.
Patagonia, in the southern part of Argentina (and Chile), is considered one of the most beautiful places on earth, including mountains, river valleys, and coastline. Almost half the more than 38 million people who live in Argentina live in and around the capital city of Buenos Aires. more
03/01/2013 at 02:00 am
Fascinating Facts about The Gambia:
Located in West Africa, the Republic of the Gambia is the smallest country on Africa’s mainland. It’s about twice the size of the U.S. state of Delaware. Except for about 50 miles of coastline, it is surrounded by Senegal.
01/01/2013 at 02:00 am