March 2015

Prayer

We want this issue to help children come to the understanding that living each day can draw them close to God.

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A Lenten Litany

Leader:

Lent is a special time for prayer, for reading our Bibles, and for looking at our lives to see if there is anything we do that is not pleasing to God. So let us tell God about the things that we need God to forgive us for.

All:

O God, we confess that sometimes we have let other things be more important than you are to us. Forgive us, God. more

02/27/2015 at 02:48 pm

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Fascinating Facts about Israel

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This country on the Mediterranean Sea is slightly larger than New Jersey. Though it’s a small country, Israel includes everything from mountains to desert to beaches.

Israel’s capital, Jerusalem, is considered holy by Christians, Jews, and Muslims. more

02/27/2015 at 02:48 pm

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March 2015 Using in Groups

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 March issue, on the theme Prayer in weekly segments. more

02/27/2015 at 02:47 pm

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The List: 7 Ways to Listen to God

by Karen M. Leet

How do you spend your prayer time? Talking to God about what’s going on in your life and what you’re feeling? Asking for help for yourself and your friends and family? Awesome! God wants to hear from us about all those things. But sometimes we forget that prayer also means learning to listen to God. God doesn’t usually shout at us, though. Here are some ways we might learn to listen to God. more

02/27/2015 at 02:41 pm

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About the March 2015 issue

March 2015—Prayer

“I don’t know how to talk to God.” “How do I know God is listening?” “Why doesn’t God speak to me?” As we receive these and other comments and questions from children, we are reminded that they are serious about prayer. They want to know how to have conversation with God. We do not want to prescribe a “right way” to pray but rather to help them realize there are many avenues of prayer in which to pursue their relationship with God. We want children to understand that God can be a part of every moment of every day. Quiet time, journaling, breath prayers, music, movement, the beauty of creation, everything and everyone they encounter in a day can point to God. We want this issue to help children come to the understanding that living each day can draw them close to God. more

02/27/2015 at 02:38 pm

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About the January/February 2015 issue

January/February 2015—Being Yourself                                                 

 

Each of us is created in God’s image and dearly loved by our Creator. Because of this, each of us is of infinite value and worth. We want this issue to help children experience this sense of belovedness and uniqueness. Grounded in this experience, we are more able to be ourselves, to withstand those influences that tempt us to imitate others or feel that we’re not “good enough,” to accept who we are, and to make peace with our weaknesses and celebrate our strengths. And it is as we come to understand our own belovedness that we are more able to value and respect the worth and uniqueness of those around us.

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God’s Precious Children

One: God says, “Before I formed you, I knew you. Before you were ever born, I made you holy.”*

All: God says, “You are precious in my sight, and I love you.” more

12/30/2014 at 01:45 am

Where in God’s World is Belize

Fascinating Facts about Belize

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This Central American country is small—only about 180 miles long and 68 miles wide. It’s a little larger than Massachusetts.

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12/30/2014 at 01:00 am

Where in God’s World is Ghana?

Fascinating Facts about Ghana

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This country on the west coast of Africa is a little smaller than the state of Oregon and is home to about 20 million people.

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11/25/2014 at 08:00 am

Where in God’s World is Switzerland?

Fascinating Facts about Switzerland

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Located in Europe, Switzerland is a mountainous country about the size of New Jersey. It is located in central Europe, landlocked between France and Italy. more

10/31/2014 at 11:42 am

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