The Insight of a Child

Questions, Ponderings, & Children's Insights and ideas.  Kids look at the world through exciting, gentle eyes. Sure it's naive. Child-like describes it best.  Kids do say the darnedest things. And it's often funny. Or sometimes inspiring. And at times, the stories around kids brings tears, touching us in ways unexpected.

The 7 Wonders of the World

A group of Geography students studied the Seven Wonders of the World. At the end of that section, the students were asked to list what they considered to be the Seven Wonders of the World.  There was some disagreement about the 7 Wonders.

God Explained by a Child

"One of God's main jobs is making people. He makes them to replace the ones that die, so there will be enough people to take care of things on earth. He doesn't make grown-ups, just babies. I think because they are smaller and easier to make. That way He doesn't have to take up His valuable time teaching them  to talk.

The Farmer's Puppy

A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell. He painted a sign advertising the pups and set about nailing it to a post on the edge of his yard. As he was driving the last nail into the post, he felt a tug on his overalls.

puppy dog expectant eyes

All Time Best School Excuses

Please excuse Jennifer for missing school yesterday. We forgot to get the Sunday paper off the porch, and when we found it Monday, we thought it was Sunday.  Sally won't be in school . . .

What I Learned in Sunday School Today

Nine-year-old Joey, was asked by his mother what he had learned in Sunday school.  "Well, Mom, our teacher told us kids how God sent Moses behind enemy lines on a rescue mission to lead the Israelite Nation out of Egypt over the Red Sea.

Letter to God

Our 14 year old dog, Abbey, died last month. The day after she died, my 4 year old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey. She asked if we could  write a letter to God.

A Dog's Purpose

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife, Lisa, and their little boy, Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.

What is Marriage?

Marriage is when you get to keep your girl and don't have to give her back to her parents. - Eric Age 6.

two boys smiling

A Child's Prayer

Dear God, are You still awake?  Have You got a minute or two?  Do you listen to kids?  You're pretty good at understanding,  And I really need to talk to You.

Lunch with God's Wife

There once was a little boy who wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with Twinkies and a six-pack of root beer, and he started his journey.

God's Pictures in the Rain

A little girl walked to and from school daily.  The weather that morning was questionable and clouds were forming, she made her daily trek to the elementary school.  As the  afternoon progressed . . .

Dandelions or Weeds

When I look at a patch of dandelions, I see a bunch of weeds. Dandelions blowing in the wind are going to take over my yard. My kids see flowers for Mom and blowing white fluff, you can wish on.

two boys smiling

Kids in Church

"Adam and Eve had an ideal marriage. He didn't have to hear about all the men she could have married, and she didn't have to hear about the way his mother cooked."

More Kids in Church

A little boy was attending his first wedding. After the service, his cousin asked him, “How many women can a man marry?”  “Sixteen,” the boy responded.  His cousin was amazed!

Kids Top 25 Bible Quotes


Elijah Through the Eyes of a Child

The Sunday school teacher was carefully explaining the story of Elijah the Prophet and the false prophets of Baal.  She explained to the children how Elijah built the altar, put wood upon it,  and cut the steer into pieces.

two boys smiling

The Pancakes

Six year old Brandon decided one Saturday morning to fix his parents pancakes.  He found a big bowl and spoon, pulled a chair to the counter, opened the cupboard and pulled out the heavy flour canister.

When You Thought I Wasn't Looking

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator, and I wanted to paint another one.

From a Child:  What is Love?

"When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love." Rebecca - age 8.

Ice Cream Lesson

Last week I took my children to a restaurant. My six-year-old son asked if he could say grace.  We bowed our heads he said, "God is good. God is great. Thank you for the food, and I would even thank you more if mom gets us kids ice cream for dessert. And Liberty and justice for all! Amen!"

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