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NEWSLETTER TIME

Posted on Mar 30, 2017 in Blog Posts, Johnsons from the Front, Kid's Think & Believe Too!, Newsletter, Think & Believe Newsletter | 0 comments

  It’s that time again … one recently published, and thus, time to write another Kids Think & Believe Too (aka KT&B) newsletter. Every 2 months, AOI publishes an adult newsletter and a children’s newsletter which is sent out FREE to just under nine thousand subscribers. Dave and Mary Jo Nutting are the main writers for the adult Think & Believe newsletter, with Brian Mariani contributing, as well as other occasional guest writers . Once the drafted articles...

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Ask Now The Beasts

Posted on Dec 20, 2013 in Kid's Think & Believe Too! | 0 comments

“Hey, kids! Head on out to the flower garden, while I get a book from the library,” said Mr. Jones.  “I want to show you some of God’s wonderful creatures.” “What’s up, Dad?” asked Billy. “This morning I was reading my Bible, and in Job, chapter 12, verse 7, it says, ‘But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee;’ I wondered, what could the animals teach me?” “Animals can’t talk, Dad.  How can they teach us anything?” asked Mary. “Actually Mary, some animals can...

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Mutualism – Helping One Another

Posted on Dec 20, 2013 in Kid's Think & Believe Too! | 0 comments

“You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours.” Have you ever heard that saying? It means that if you do something for someone and they do something for you, both of you will benefit and be helped in some way. Sometimes plants or animals help each other, and when both get something good from the help it is called mutualism (myoo-choo-uh-liz-uhm). Here are just a few examples of mutualism in God’s Creation:  The Snapping Shrimp and the Goby – The snapping shrimp is designed to...

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You Can Believe It All

Posted on Dec 20, 2013 in Kid's Think & Believe Too! | 0 comments

“Thanks for staying all night and going to church with me this morning, Tommy.”  Ron said to Tommy as they were walking to Ron’s house. “Yeah, it’s been a blast, Ron, …but I have got to tell you, you’ve got some crazy people at your church!” “What do you mean?” “Well you know, that teacher was telling us about some big ol’ flood, and then your preacher talked about some guy named Adam and his wife Eve talking to a snake!”  Tommy laughed. “What’s so funny about that, Tommy?”...

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Brown Pelicans – Fishing, Flying Wonders

Posted on Dec 20, 2013 in Kid's Think & Believe Too! | 0 comments

The Jones family was crossing Galveston Bay by Galveston, Texas on the car ferry. They had left their car on the parking deck and climbed the stairs to the observation deck. “Mom and Dad! Look!” Billy pointed and shouted. “A big bird just crashed into the water!” “It didn’t crash, Billy,” laughed his mother, Mrs. Jones. “That is a Brown Pelican, and it is fishing. Watch … it just tipped its beak up and swallowed a fish.” “You mean he caught a fish?” asked Billy. “Yes,...

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Bee Wings

Posted on Dec 20, 2013 in Kid's Think & Believe Too! | 0 comments

“Dad, today I heard that science has proven that the bumblebee can’t fly!  That’s crazy!  Look at all the bees flying around in our flower garden, “said Mary. “I’ve heard that story, but what is the question I’ve always told you to ask?” asked Mr. Jones. “’What’s the evidence?’, or ‘How do they know?’,” said Mary. “That’s right.  In this case I found out that the story got started about 70 years ago in France when two scientists were looking at the large, heavy body and...

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Not Just a Bible Story

Posted on Dec 20, 2013 in Kid's Think & Believe Too! | 0 comments

“Dad, at the library today I heard a lady tell another lady that you can’t believe in a worldwide flood. She said it was just a silly story found only in the Bible. That’s not true, is it, Dad?” asked Mary. “No, Mary. That is not true. I remember reading about many different cultures from all around the world telling about a worldwide flood.” Mr. Jones went to the bookshelf and after looking for several minutes, finally pulled out two books. “Let’s see … here in Dinosaurs...

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Our Amazing Kidneys

Posted on Dec 20, 2013 in Kid's Think & Believe Too! | 0 comments

In order for us to live, God has designed our bodies with some very special organs that all have certain jobs to do … the brain, the heart, the lungs, the kidneys, and many more. Every bit as important as our hearts are our two kidneys. You need at least one kidney to live! Our two dark red kidneys are bean-shaped (kidney beans have the same shape) and are each about the size of an adult fist. They are located just under our back ribs, on each side of our spine. The kidneys...

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A Day On The Beach

Posted on Dec 20, 2013 in Kid's Think & Believe Too! | 0 comments

The Jones family had been enjoying a wonderful vacation at Fort Myers Beach on the coast of Florida. That morning they had driven to one end of the island to visit Lovers Key State Park. They had hiked some of the trails around the inner islands and bays and seen some wonderful wildlife – an osprey catching a fish, another osprey eating a fish, many snowy egrets wading in water looking for fish to eat, and a roseate spoonbill feeding in the mud flats. Billy and Mary really...

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Colored Glasses Or Bias

Posted on Dec 20, 2013 in Kid's Think & Believe Too! | 0 comments

“Dad, I am confused,” said Mary at the evening dinner table. “Today, my friend Suzie and I were looking at some beautiful flowers in her front yard and I told her I thought it was wonderful, all the bright colors God used in some flowers. But Suzie just laughed, and said that God didn’t make the flowers. Evolution did! I kind of got mad! Dad, how can she not believe that God made the flowers?” “Well Mary, it is probably what Suzie was taught about the world,” Mr. Jones...

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The Beewolf

Posted on Jan 20, 2012 in Kid's Think & Believe Too! | 2 comments

Beewolf … you might guess that it is a bee that looks like a wolf or maybe a wolf with stripes like a bee … but it is neither. A beewolf is a special kind of wasp found in the United States, Europe and Northern Africa that hunts (like a wolf) bees. Beewolves do not live with other wasps; rather they live alone. In the late spring or early summer, the female beewolf (also known as a digger-wasp) digs an underground tunnel in sandy ground. At the end of her tunnel, she builds...

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The Crimson Or Scarlet Worm

Posted on Nov 20, 2011 in Kid's Think & Believe Too! | 46 comments

Psalm 22 (sometimes called the Psalm of the Cross) is a great chapter of the Bible that tells about the suffering and death of Christ 1,000 years before he actually gave his life upon the cross. Verse 1 says, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? …” In the gospels of Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15:34, Jesus cried out the same words while hanging on the cross. In verse 6 of Psalm 22, Jesus says something odd: “But I am a worm, and no man.” What did he mean by saying “I am a...

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