Entries in japanese (142)

Friday
Aug202010

Barn-Raising Tuesday

On a certain Tuesday morning, Arthur woke up with the first rays of the sun—a rare event! This particular Tuesday was no ordinary Tuesday. It was barn-raising Tuesday.

For weeks, everyone in Peakview Valley had been preparing and gathering materials to build a barn on Sunset Hill! Everyone was going—the blacksmith, the tinker, the storekeepers and their families, the ranchers, and all the wives and mothers—and they were bringing all the wood and hay and hammers and nails needed to make the best barn the valley had ever seen. Afterwards there would be eating, drinking, and dancing until the sun set.

For the first time Arthur was old enough to help!

In a matter of minutes Arthur managed to get dressed and dash out the door. Already wagons were rattling up the nearby hill, and families carrying picnic baskets strolled merrily along. By running his fastest Arthur beat most of the wagons to the top of the hill.

Right away the food table caught his eye.

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Friday
Aug132010

Special Gifts

S&S link: Character Building: Values and Virtues: Contentment-2c

Contributed by R. A. Watterson, based on the writings of Maria Fontaine. Illustrations by Zeb. Design by Yoko Matsuoka.
Copyright © 2010 by The Family International

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PDF: Special Gifts
PDF: Special Gifts (Japanese)
PDF: Dons Especiais (Portuguese)
PDF: Dones excepcionales

Friday
Aug062010

Maximizers Take Initiative

S&S link: Character Building: Personal Responsibility: Excellence-2c

Contributed by R. A. Watterson, based on the writings of Maria Fontaine. Illustrations by DK. Design by Stefan Merour.
Copyright © 2010 by The Family International

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PDF: Maximizers Take Initiative
PDF: Maximizers Take Initiative (Spanish)
PDF: Maximizers Take Initiative (Japanese)
PDF: Maximizadores Tomam Iniciativa

Friday
Jul302010

Appreciate the Good

S&S link: Character Building: Social Skills: Tolerance-2d

Contributed by R. A. Watterson, based on the writings of Maria Fontaine. Illustrations by Zeb. Design by Stefan Merour.
Copyright © by The Family International

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PDF: Appreciate the Good
PDF: Appreciate the Good (Japanese)
PDF: Appreciate the Good (Spanish)
PDF: Appreciate the Good (Portuguese)

Friday
Jul232010

In Relation to Eternity

Write down a few things that have bugged or irritated you lately. Now, think about each of these incidents in relation to eternity.

In one week, one month, or one year, is this little thing that bothered you really going to matter? Are you going to be bothered by it in Heaven? Are you even going to remember it? Was it worth all the energy you put into stressing over it?

Ask Jesus to help you when you start to get bothered over the little things of daily life, and He’ll show you how to turn those anxious thoughts into prayers.

He’ll show you how, compared to eternity and the things that really matter, those things aren’t worth getting anxious about.

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: A Personal Connection with Jesus: Joyfulness-2a

Contributed by R. A. Watterson, based on the writings of Maria Fontaine. Illustrations by Mawiee.
Copyright © 2010 by The Family International

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PDF: In Relation to Eternity (Japanese)
PDF: Em Comparação com a Eternidade...
PDF: In Relation to Eternity (Spanish)

Friday
Jul232010

That's My Cow in There!

S&S link: Character Building: Values and Virtues: Generosity-2a

Contributed by R. A. Watterson. Illustrations by Sabine Rich and Zeb. Design by Stefan Merour.
Copyright © 2010 by The Family International

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PDF: That's My Cow in There!
PDF: That's My Cow in There! (Japanese)
PDF: That's My Cow in There! (Spanish)
PDF: That's My Cow in There! (Portuguese)