Blog posts tagged with "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


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