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When the Church Serves the World

By Marilyn Kettering Badger   |  May 14, 2018

Coming home from the love feast, Jim and Jane were too excited to be sleepy. The service had been different and interesting and they had many questions to ask...

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Keywords: learning

When We Settle Differences

By Marilyn Kettering Badger   |  April 30, 2018

Jim slowly plodded along the dusty road. His steps dragged. He really didn’t want to go home. He didn’t want to face the questioning eyes of Grandfather, Grandmother, and Jane. How could he explain his...

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Keywords: learning

When We Go to a Love Feast

By Marilyn Kettering Badger   |  April 30, 2018

The Saturday before love-feast day, Jane skipped out the long lane to get the ail as soon as she saw the carrier drive away from the box. She had a feeling that there might be a letter from...

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Keywords: learning

When We Go the Second Mile

By Marilyn Kettering Badger   |  April 16, 2018

“We’ll start picking the peaches today,” Grandfather said one morning at breakfast. He looked at Jim and Jane. “I’ll let your kiddies help if you don’t insist on picking on shares to the extent of...

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Keywords: learning

When We Choose the Way of Peace

By Marilyn Kettering Badger   |  April 2, 2018

Jim and Jane decided that Sundays were special days on the farm. When they got awake in the morning everything was very quiet. The sun seemed brighter; the birds sang more sweetly. There were no tractors in the fields and no trucks on the road, because in the little community where...

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Keywords: learning

When We Think of Others

By Marilyn Kettering Badger   |  March 19, 2018

On a very hot afternoon Jim and Jane were sitting under the big walnut tree planning for Grandmother’s birthday. “We really ought to do something special,” said Jim. “We are having a wonderful time out here...

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Keywords: learning

When We Help Others

By Marilyn Kettering Badger   |  March 5, 2018

It was very early in the morning—Jim was sure of that. The birds were twittering outside his window as they did every morning when it started to get light. The sun, which always threw its first rays through the east window beside his bed, was not even peeping up yet. Something had made...

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Keywords: learning

When We Pray for Others

By Marilyn Kettering Badger   |  February 19, 2018

Jim was very excited. He and David had planned a week-end camping trip up on the mountain. They had been planning it for several weeks and now it was almost time to leave. Jim kept hovering...

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Keywords: learning

When We Choose the Best Way

By Marilyn Kettering Badger   |  February 5, 2018

One of the happiest times of the day for Jim and Jane was the evening, when all the chores were done and they could sit in the twilight on the porch with Grandfather and Grandmother.  They loved to watch...

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Keywords: learning

When We Keep Our Word

By Marilyn Kettering Badger   |  January 22, 2018

One hot morning in July, Jim and Jane were picking blackberries for Grandmother along the meadow fence. Huge white clouds were raising their heads in the west. There was a distant roll of thunder. The air was very still; not a leaf...

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Keywords: learning

When We Do Hard Things

By Marilyn Kettering Badger   |  January 8, 2018

One beautiful warm afternoon in June, Grandmother and Jane were shelling peas on the back porch.  “All these peas should make a lot...

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Keywords: history, learning

When We Share

By Marilyn Kettering Badger   |  December 25, 2017

The next Saturday Jim and Jane went with Grandfather to the town. Jane felt very important and grown up because she was going to buy the groceries for Grandmother. Grandfather had several crates...

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Keywords: learning, share

When We Forgive

By Marilyn Kettering Badger   |  December 11, 2017

Jim was swinging along the road toward home in the twilight. He and David had had a wonderful hike to the top of Little Mountain, but it was getting late and Jim was somewhat afraid as he noticed the shadows...

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Keywords: forgiveness, learning

Baptism

By Marilyn Kettering Badger   |  November 27, 2017

Excerpt taken from Learning the Brethren Way with Jim and Jane by Dessie R. Miller, Illustrated by Harry Durkee, Elgin, Illinois: Brethren Publishing House, 1951.

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Keywords: baptism, learning