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Recent Kids Stories

Dolly Parton
This country music legend loves to cook for her family—especially at Christmas.
by Dolly Parton
, Nashville, Tennessee

Toy Designer Paul Snyder

Paul Snyder, a former toy designer and scout for Fisher-Price, discusses some of the inspiring playthings he's discovered over the years.

Often we're so fixated on what we want that we don't see what we need to do... or what God wants us to do.

by Julia Attaway

Tiki Barber

Former football star Tiki Barber tells the inspiring story of how his mom's example has allowed him to live an amazing life. 

by Tiki Barber
, New York, New York

Susan Call standing in a field of flowers
It was a matter of life or death that she pick up and move across the country. Would her children understand that?
by Susan Call
, Londonderry, New Hampshire

Jane Harlan Nichols with Bella
A girl who hadn’t spoken in two years, a spaniel who understood and the woman who took a chance.
by Jane Harlan Nichols
, Weston, Florida

Young Jorge, in full Marine gear, and his mother
Watch as some generous Marines and the Make-A-Wish Foundation draft a youngster into the Corps for a day.

Illustration of a girl with pigtails reaching into her bag of hope

These easily constructed bags help foster children more easily transport their belongings.

by Mary Simonette
, Charlottesville, Virginia

Linda Allen

Third period was this Spanish teacher's biggest challenge. Would her prayers for help in reaching this group of distracted teens be answered?

by Linda Allen
, Drummond, Oklahoma

Karen Paul-Stern
Her son was worried her penchant for weeping would spoil his Bar Mitzvah. But they were tears of joy.
by Karen Paul-Stern
, Takoma Park, Maryland

Roberta Messner
She couldn’t concentrate amid the chaos of her professor's kids, but everything she needed to ace the test was right there on his desk.
by Roberta Messner
, Huntington, West Virginia

Erin Keeley Marshall, Mornings with Jesus contributor

I had been praying for a sweetening of my spirit in the midst of busyness—and true to Himself, Jesus showed that His power is perfect!

by Erin Keeley Marshall
, Rogers, Arkansas

Devotional writer, Tricia Goyer of Mornings with Jesus

In this excerpt from Mornings with Jesus, Tricia Goyer shares that a willing heart and open hands open the door to God's abundance.

by Tricia Goyer
, Little Rock, Arkansas

They grew up, leaping ahead of our prayers, flying ahead of our dreams...

by Rick Hamlin

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