The Spider and the Clock
A silly story about a spider who wasted his life trying to stop the movements of the hands of a clock because he wanted to stop time.
Thistles at the Door
This story gives an excellent illustration about a Christian's capability of decerning the truth from a lie. It starts with "thistle men" calling themselves apples. When they are called out by someone saying they are going to check the gardening book to look for apples, the "thistle men" get nervous and suddenly have to leave! This story also explains that in order to really understand the difference beteen the truth and a lie, one must be a Christian. It goes on to explain what a real Christian is. This book is engaging and interesting for both children and adults and provides an opening into a good conversation about the gospel.
Those Darned Socks
A poor woman and her sick husband have needs greater than what they can provide for. The woman looks to God and asks for His help. Everything changes as God begins a new wok in her life. She learned a business principle that can be applied to any Christian's business, that of doing our best for the Lord and letting Him prosper us.
Tricky Cricket is new to this world, just hatched, in fact. When He goes exploring and finds that all that is attractive is not safe! But the God who made the crickets is here to help.
Sam is a good boy, he has no real problems with his parents or other people, but for his birthday his aunt gives him a shirt that says, "I am trouble." Sam is all too ready to identify with this shirt, so much so that he starts going around making trouble! Until one day, something happens to his shirt. Sam soon learns some life lessons the hard way.
Two dogs, Alexander the Magnificent and Wuggly the Willing, meet up with he same boy. Unfortunately, Alexander thinks he is pretty special and has no interest in playing the boy, but Wuggly is a different story. There's an analogy here, can you guess what it is?
We often wish for things and circumstances that will make us happier. But all we need to make our lives better and happier is to obey God.