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Recent Kids Stories

A parked orange VW van on a cold, rainy day

With the door having come off her creaky old van and no help in sight, how would she make it home with her kids?

by Theresa Leaming
, Guymon, Oklahoma

Holiday presents

Sixty kids and only forty gifts. It seemed like only Santa could help.

by Peggy King
, New Milford, Connecticut

A red Christmas ornament with silver glitter

A crash woke me up—the sound of glass breaking. I bounded out of bed...the big tree lay on its side, surrounded by shattered ornaments.

by Kym Reinstadler
, Holland, Michigan

An artist's rendering of winged railroad fireman looking out from a steam engine

A pair of boys whose parents are struggling are looked upon kindly by a charitable railroad man.

by Douglas Scott Clark
, Maryville, Tennessee

An artist's rendering of a house being showered by roses

Weeks went by without a buyer, but finally a young girl's faith was rewarded.

by Jo Mikels
, Austin, Texas

Marie Hatcher with Matthew

Heart defects are the most common birth defect yet there is no required screening. Meet a mom who's changing that.

by Marie Hatcher
, Sherman, Connecticut

I wished my husband could be at the Christmas concert with us…

by Carol Seitz
, Niskayuna, New York

A Santa outfit hangs from a coat rack.

A single mom of limited means is amazed when an expected visitor pays a call on Christmas.

by Suzy Zabel
, Westminster, Maryland

A Christmas ornament depicting an angel on a cloud

Her granddaughter's fascination with her Christmas ornaments sparked warm remembrances for this grandmother.

by Linda Gillis
, Sun City, Arizona

Nested Eggs Benedict

This dish looks festive and tastes fantastic—it's the perfect breakfast for Christmas morning!

by Kathy Turner
, West Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Susan Windrum and her kids

She thought herself too young and too busy to deal with arthritis, but her faith helped her through a double hip replacement.

by Susan Windrum
, Croton-on-Hudson, New York

Dora Aandedur teaches her grandkids to make lefse.

She was more than a neighbor; she was a guardian angel who shared a recipe never to be forgotten.

by Dora Aanderud
, Hutchinson, Minnesota

Craig Groeschel and his wife, Amy

Eric Liddell, of Chariots of Fire fame, was his hero. So why was his wife saying he needed to be more like the sprinter?

by Craig Groeschel
, Edmond, Oklahoma

children's sky blue winter coat

I had the most inexplicable urge to buy it even though I had no one to give it to...

by Sally Pekarek Carroll
, Bentonville, Arkansas

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