By June Galle Krehbiel
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Christina looked at the candy in the bright orange wrapper. "I never tried it before. " She pulled open the wrapper and licked the chocolate coating. "You've gotta bite it," said Rhonda. " Slowly, Christina bit into the soft center. Chocolate and peanut butter flavors blended together. " she yelled. Some of us treat God the same way. We keep God at a distance and don't try very hard to find out who God is. We say words of prayers without feeling the relationship God will give us, if we just sink our teeth in.
Spend time in prayer together, and share your stories. The devotionals are arranged in biblical order, but you can read them in any order. Change the names of the characters, if you like, so they have special meaning to your family and culture. Add your favorite songs to the devotional time. Allow yourself the freedom to come to God as you are and to take away from the time a new sense of God's presence with you. JUNE GALLE KREHBIEL Page 13 1 Read Genesis 1:15* And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light (Genesis 1:3).
For a long time he lay in bed, thinking about the next day. He couldn't remember ever feeling this excited before. He heard Grandma walk past his door as she finished last-minute preparations. She's as excited as I am he thought. Grandma had laughed so loud after he arrived that he knew she was eager for the holiday to start. For Kreg, happiness meant a special holiday. For Grandma, it probably meant having Kreg with her. Happiness comes in different ways to different people. Some enjoy mastering new skillslike finally learning how to skate, play an instrument, or do handstands.