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by Kristin Caddy A few weeks ago I was eating at Chipotle with my family and the “Cultivating Thought” short story printed on my cup caught my attention.  It was titled “Two-Minute Cheer for the Home Team” by Barbara Kingsolver, author of the bestselling novel The Poisonwood Bible.  In her article she talks about the importance of…

Meet our Missionary Kids!

Hi, Central Territory Junior Soldiers, Sunbeams, Adventure Corps members, Sunday School students and Day Campers!  We thought it might be fun for you “meet” some of our territory’s Missionary Kids who are serving with their parents in Jamaica and Latvia.  We asked them all to answer a few questions about what life is like where they live,…

#2DollarMealChallenge Follow-Up

So you’ve completed the $2 Meal Challenge, now what? Don’t forget what you’ve learned. Find a way to keep the lessons you learned through this challenge at the forefront of your mind. Here are a few suggestions that may be helpful to you: Keep the lessons fresh in your mind by practicing this challenge once…

The Story of a Few Good Apples


I was driving to work once and saw a homeless man standing on the corner, waiting for a bus. There were small apples on the ground that had fallen off a tree. Most looked shriveled or bruised from where I could see them. He was looking all around him, wanting to pick some up, but…

The Story of The Day I Failed


It was Mexican Independence Day. I grew up in Mexico so this is a big deal for me. Cheap breakfast – $0.20. Usual Wednesday lunch with friends from work – a Slice of Chorizo, Onion, Jalapeño Pizza and Soda – $3.78. Mexican Candy for dessert – $0.15. So far this day = $4.13. I really…

The Story of the Breakfast Donut


A few days ago I bought a ½ dozen donuts for my Sunday School class. I came home with leftovers. 3 days later, I noticed all that was left in the box were two halves of donuts… 3 days old. I considered the dilemma: throw them out or try to salvage them into a breakfast….