SATURDAY MORNINGS FOR KIDS

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Teens read for many reasons: escape, connectedness, self-growth, and entertainment.

Today’s Saturday morning recommendation is a Cybils nominee I finished last night.

I am serving as a first round panelist in poetry for middle grades and YA. I get to read all the nominated books, both anthologies and novels in verse.

What if everyone is evacuated because of an “impending threat,” and you are left behind?

This novel in verse is set in a strange situation. The protagonist finds herself left behind after an equally strange evacuation. Dealing with many questions and what ifs, she spends over three years totally alone, learning survival skills as she goes. Her father thinks she is with her mother, and vice versa, and three quarters through the story, she realizes that her parents aren’t coming back for her–the reverse of the thought that kept her going.

Facing martialist looters, wild dogs, and other scary…

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Sunday funnies

bluebird of bitterness

FromThe Babylon Bee.

The TL;DR Edition of All 66 Books of the Bible

Forget about reading through the Bible in a year—now you can read through the Bible in about five minutes!

Genesis – God makes everything and it’s really good for about 3.2 seconds.

Exodus – YAHWEH VS. RA FIGHT NIGHT ONLY ON PAY-PER-VIEW SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY!

Leviticus – STOP DOING GROSS STUFF.

Numbers – Israel makes a wrong turn near Mt. Sinai, refuses to ask for directions.

Deuteronomy – I SAID STOP DOING GROSS STUFF GOSH WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE.

Joshua – The hotly anticipated product launch of Moses 2.0.

Judges – A riveting documentary on the doctrine of total depravity.

Ruth – The Bachelorette: Hebrew Edition.

1 Samuel – David & Goliath.

2 Samuel – David & Goliath: The direct-to-VHS sequel.

1 Kings – Solomon marries a ton of women and that turns…

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SUNDAY JOKE

Here’s a joke I used to tell back when I was a Sunday school teacher. It makes a point.

This is from a book in our church library, Moore’s When You’re a Christian Everyone’s from Missouri. In other words, when you profess to being a Christian, everyone acts like they’re from the “SHOW ME state.”

A group of scientists took on the project of feeding into a giant computer all the knowledge mankind had accumulated since the beginning of time. It took teams of scientists, working together, months to do this. When they had finished, they typed one question into the computer. “What laws can we pass that will save society?”

After a lengthy pause, lights flashed, bells rang, buzzers buzzed, and finally the computer began printing out the answer…

It produced a single page, which read,

Have no other God before me…

Produce no graven images…

Don’t take the Lord’s name in vain…

Remember the Sabbath and keep it Holy…

Honor your father and mother…

Don’t kill…

Don’t steal…

Don’t lie…

Don’t commit adultery…

Don’t covet (wish for) what belongs to your neighbor…

The scientists gathered round and said, “Now we know what to do. I guess we knew it all along. All we have to do now is believe in it and obey it.”

Could it really be that simple? What a sociological experiment it would be to find out!

Thank you for reading this!

RAE