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Recent Kids Stories

What I needed was comfort. I knew everyone was praying for me but something more tangible would have helped...

by Edward Grinnan

I feel my 80-something-year-old mom’s grip in one hand and my teenage niece’s in the other, the words of a prayer ringing in my ears.

by Rick Hamlin

Leanne Hadley

Shortly after dying, a young girl comforts her grieving friends.

by Leanne Hadley
, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Phil Mickelson with his family

This PGA star came home from the 1999 U.S. Open to the biggest prize of all: the birth of his first child.

by Phil Mickelson
, San Diego, California

Peggy Frezon
She tried to tell herself to relax. She was on vacation, after all. But she just wished she were back home, safe and sound.
by Peggy Frezon
, Rensselaer, New York

Kristy Miklas and her son Zackary

She very much wanted a third child and was willing to travel all the way to Moscow to adopt a son. But was this the right choice?

by Kristy Miklas
, Chaska, Minnesota

Carlton Milbrandt's castle painting, with a magnifying glass superimposed on it

He was so close to tracking down the castle that had so long fascinated him. But where was the final clue?

by Carlton Milbrandt
, Northville, Michigan

A happy family on vacation at the ocean

A family vacation sheds light on recognizing the importance of the Lord in my life.

by Gwen Ford Faulkenberry
, Ozark Mountains, Arkansas

A young J. Robert Mathias in his soldier's uniform

We left winter and the war outside to be welcomed into the warmth of Christmas.

by J. Robert Mathias
, Boonville, California

Richard Brookins as St. Nicholas arrives in a jeep accompanied by two angels

Kids in this European town hadn't celebrated Christmas in years because of the war.

by Richard Brookins
, Pittsford, New York

Mary Czerak

An overwhelmed mother of seven is reminded that she should treasure even the most hectic moments with her kids.

by Mary Czerak
, Aurora, Illinois

Rick Hamlin

Only upon her passing did contributing editor Rick Hamlin understand the gifts given to his friend's mother.

by Rick Hamlin
, New York, New York

Caroline Updyke with her daughter Lauren

Her daughter was brave about her learning disability, braver than her mother.

by Caroline Updyke
, Short Hills, New Jersey

An artist's rendering of an infant in a glowing white baby carrier

She saw her newborn son fall to the floor as she prepared to feed him. Would he escape harm?

by Carla Hendricks
, Little Rock, Arkansas

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