Is doing what’s right,
Whether it’s day,
Or even at night.
Is doing what’s expected,
Knowing that more,
Than I will be affected.
Is when my parents say “Go,”
And I do what I’m told,
Without saying “No.”
Is doing the good thing
To do,
Even when no one,
Tell me to.
It’s a great thing,
I’ll announce it.
I only wish now,
That I could pronounce it.

People who are responsible correctly take care of tasks that
are given to them. For example, if your mom says, “Keep
your room clean,” and you keep it clean, you’ve shown
responsibility. But what about someone who gets a pet and
promises to feed it every day but keeps forgetting? Are they
being responsible? No. God wants us to be responsible and
to do everything as if we are doing it for Him. Listen to
what the Bible says in Colossians 3:17, “And whatever you
do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the
Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

Copyright three-thirty ministries, 2008.

Peace, Love and Joy

Once there lived,
A little boy,
Who had three friends,
Named peace, love, and joy.
But he got real mad,
One find day,
And said some words,
He shouldn’t say.
That’s when Love,
Ran away.
The boy was real sad,
He’d lost a good friend.
But then he got mad,
And did it again.
But this time,
He picked a big fight,
Where he’d kick
And scuffle and he’d even bite.
“I hate you!”
He did say.
That’s when Peace,
Decided not to stay.
Two friends had left,
He’d blown it again.
Peace and Love were gone from his life.
He was left with one friend.
He felt real down,
He was a sad little boy.
That’s when he realized,
He’d also lost Joy.
Of course this story,
Isn’t true.
But there’s an important lesson,
Here for you.

Sin will always ruin,
Sin will always destroy,
And sin will always steal,
Your peace, love, and joy.

Peace, Love, and Joy
God wants your life to be filled with His life, which is
characterized by peace, love, and joy. Jesus said in John
10:10, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I

have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”

Oh Wee, Oh Woo

Oh Wee, Oh Woo
Oh we, oh woo, oh we, oh woo,
Oh please, oh please put on your shoe.
The smell you’ve let into the air,
Has just changed the color of my hair.
Oh we, oh woo, oh we, oh woo,
Oh please, oh please put on your shoe.
My eyes are burning. I cannot see.
Don’t you notice what you’ve done to me?
You see that green cloud hanging about,
That’s the odor your shoes have let out.
Oh we, oh woo, oh we, oh woo,
Oh please, oh please put on your shoe.
From the moment you took those dirty shoes off,
I’ve sputtered. I’ve gasped.
I’ve stuttered. I’ve coughed.
The room is spinning. I fear I’ll fall.
Could this be the end of it all?

Oh we, oh woo, oh we, oh woo,
Oh please, oh please put on your shoe.
Don’t you realize that what you do,
Affects more people than just you.
So please, I say, put on your shoe,
I beg you now and I beg again,
So this poem can finally end.

Someone who is considerate shows personal care and
concern for others and how his actions might affect them.
Jesus wants us to be considerate of the people around us,
and the best way to show care and concern for others is to
tell them about Jesus. Your actions, such as telling someone
that Jesus loves them, may affect them not only today or
tomorrow, but forever in heaven.
The Bible says in Ephesians 5:15, “Be very careful, then, how
you live—not as unwise but as wise.”

Copyright three-thirty ministries, 2008.

Little John Mark

Little John Mark ,
Was scared of the dark,
And every night,
He’d need a light,
Sitting by his bed.
“Mommy, Mommy,”
He would call.
I heard a noise,
In the hall,
And saw a shadow,
On the wall.
Can I please sleep in your bed?
“Mommy, Mommy,”
I saw something scary.
It was a monster,
Who was very hairy.
Or it could’ve been,
A mean tooth fairy.
Can you please stay with me?
Little John Mark,
Dreaded the night,
And was never all right,
Without his light.
“Mommy, Mommy,”
He would say,
I’m real scared,
Can you stay?
Please check my closet for monsters.
Little John Mark,
Was full of fear,
Until someone told him,
Jesus was near.
“He’ll never leave you,
He’ll never go away.
You can trust Him by night,
You can trust Him by day.”
Now if you see,
Little John Mark,
You’ll find a boy,
Whose no longer scared of the dark.
And if he get frightened,
And fears a monster he’ll see,
You’ll hear him say,
“When I am afraid, I will trust in Thee.”
Psalm 56:3
God doesn’t want us to live in fear. He wants us to have
peace, and not just any peace, but the peace that comes
from knowing God and trusting Him. So the next time
you’re afraid, remember what the Bible says in Psalm 56:3:
“When I am afraid I will trust in You.” Or, if you want to
make it rhyme, you can say, “When I am afraid, I will trust
in Thee—Psalm 56:3.” “Thee” is an old-time way of saying
“You.” Let’s practice once: “When I am afraid, I will trust in
Thee—Psalm 56:3.”
Copyright three-thirty ministries, 2008. www.threethirtyministries.org

Little Jo No

I’ll tell you the story of little boy Joe,
who disobeyed his parents and always said no.
“Take out the trash,” his father would say.
But Joe would just laugh and then walk away.
“Pick up your toys,” his mother would tell.
But Joe would snap back with a mind-numbing yell.
“No! No! No!” he’d always cry,
with a deep reddened face and a squint of the eye.
He’d pout out his chin. He’d puff out his cheeks.
At times they would stay fixed for several weeks.
But something was happening to little boy Joe.
He’d get a little smaller each time he said no.
Then one day he stood at the door,
and the knob seemed higher than ever before.
He looked in the mirror to check out his height,
and to his great horror he knew he was right.
He was shrinking, yes sir, everyday,
inches by inches, he was growing away.
“Joe, brush your teeth,” his mother did call.
But Joe threw up his arms and stormed down the hall.
“No! No! No!” as he ran he did hollar,
and that’s when he realized he’d just gotten smaller.
“Come here right now,” came the words of his mother.
So Joe plugged up his ears with a pillow and cover.
“No! No! No!” he said without thinking.
Then he looked around. Now he was shrinking.
He was the size of a dog or a little bit smaller,
but that didn’t stop him, he continued to hollar.
“Open this door,” the father spoke to the boy.
“No! No! No!” He was the size of a toy.
“You cannot make me,” came Joe’s boo-who.
“And I’ll never do it.” He was the size of a shoe
“Never! No! Never!” came his last plea.
Then no one heard him. He was the size of a flea.
Little boy Joe learned a lesson that day:
You must watch your mouth and the words that you say.
So Joe decided to be a good boy.
Then with the wink of an eye, he was the size of a toy.
“Yes, mother,” he said. “I’ll brush my teeth.”
Zip-bang-zip. He’d grown beyond his belief.
Now he was nearly as tall as the bed.
The words, “I’ll obey you,” rang in his head.
“I’ll do what you say,” he muttered at last.
Then he shot up with a mind-soaring blast.
He was normal again or so he could see
Yet something was different. How could that be?
He’d learned a big lesson, during that day,
To do what he’s told, and always obey.
Then it struck him as clear as a bell:
BIG boys don’t scream or hollar or yell.
“No” is a word that you say to a stranger,
or to someone else who might put you in danger.
“I’ve learned my lesson,” he said with delight.
“I’ll obey my parents. I’m a BIG boy tonight.”

The Bible says in Colossians 3:20, “Children, obey your
parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.”
Copyright three-thirty ministries, 2008.

Flying in Circles

I’ve been on a plane,
All day long.
But we couldn’t land,
Cause something went wrong.
There’s a blizzard on the airport,
And we couldn’t land.
I’ve been on a plane,
All through the night
I thought we might land,
Cause the city looked bright.
But then came the fog,
And we couldn’t land.
I’m getting kind of hungry,
Cause I’m still on the plane.
We couldn’t land again.
This time it’s rain.
I need more than pretzels.
Why can’t we land?
We’re flying around in circles,
Inside a big cloud.
The engines are quiet now.
They used to be loud.
It can’t get worse than this!
Can’t we just land?
We landed in the ocean.
Now I’m floating on my seat.
I don’t like it here,
Cause sharks are nibbling at my feet.
I want on a plane.
Can’t we please go back up?
Sometimes when we don’t get our way we want to gripe
and complain, but God wants us to have thankful hearts.
So the next time you don’t get what you want or things
don’t go your way, don’t grumble about it. Instead, count
your blessings and give God thanks.
Listen to what the Bible says in Philippians 2:14-15, “Do
everything without complaining or arguing, so that you
may become blameless and pure, the children of God
without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in
which you shine like stars in the universe.”

Dirty Perty

Little Miss Perty,
Was known to be dirty,
She wore a white dress into town,
But when she came home,
Her dress was a mess,
And it and her shoes were both brown.
Little Miss Perty
Was known to be dirty,
She liked to brush mud in her hair,
But when she was done,
And had finished her fun,
Her hair stood up without care.
Little Miss Perty,
Was known to be dirty,
She liked to smell like a pig,
And when she passed by,
People would cry,
The odor was far, far too big.
Little Miss Perty,
Was known to be dirty,
She liked to dig in the trash,
She’d find a good snack,
And her lips would go smack,
As she ate it up in a flash.
Little Miss Perty,
Was known to be dirty,
Cause dirtiness was all that she knew,
Then she took a shower,
And had some soap power,
And her old way of living was through.
Very few people live like Dirty Perty—at least in a physical
way. But many people live very dirty lives before God.
“Defiled” is a way of saying that something is spiritually
dirty, but God wants us to live clean lives and to always do
what is right.
Dirty Perty was also known by her action. You too will be
known by what you do.
The Bible says in Proverbs 20:11, “Even a child is known by
his actions, whether his activity is pure and whether it is

Dear Diary

Dear Diary,
Today I said, “God bless you.”
You should’ve seen it.
Today I said, “Have a good day,”
But I didn’t really mean it.
Today I said, “Johnny, I like your shoes,”
Then I laughed under my breath.
Then I laughed out loud to my friends,
Right after he left.
Today I said, “Sue, I’ll keep your secret,”
Then I listened real close,
But after she was gone,
It’s what I said the most.
I say, “You can trust me,”
To each of my friends,
But it keeps proving false,
Time and again.
Now they don’t trust,
Anything I say.
I seem to loose a friend,
Each and every day.
Your Friend
Someone who is sincere can be trusted because everything
they say to you will be true. Who is someone in your life
that you know will always tell you the truth? You trust
them because they’ve never lied to you and you know that
they never will. That’s sincerety. You can be sincere too by
always telling the truth and being honest with everyone
everyday. The Bible says in Romans 12:9, “Love must be
sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.”


Beans, beans, cried the child,
Bring them spicy! Bring them mild!
Beans, beans, give me some more.
And if I don’t get them, then I’ll be sore!
Beans, beans, bring ‘em on a bun.
I’m still eating. I’m not done.
Beans, beans, pour me more, dad.
And if I don’t get them, I’ll be mad!
Beans, beans, bring ‘em while their cold.
Bring ‘em while they’re fresh. Bring ‘em when they’re old.
Beans, beans, I’m ready to eat.
Give me my beans. They’re a treat!
Beans, beans, bring ‘em on bread
I’ll eat them on chips. I’ll eat them in bed!
Beans, beans, I’ll take them in a stew.
I’ll eat ‘em with pickles and cucumbers too.
Beans, beans, if I don’t get them I’ll scream!
I’ll put them on cookies and in my ice cream.
Beans, beans, hot or cold, I don’t care.
Bring me some more and more if you dare.
Beans, beans, they’re almost all gone,
But I’m still hungry so keep piling them on.
Beans, beans–Wait! Something is rumbling.
I think it’s too late. My stomach is tumbling.
Beans, beans–Boy, this’ll spoil it.
I think I now need to run to the toilet!
Someone who has self-control is able to control their
thoughts and appetites. For example, if the boy in the story
would have had self-control, he would have been able to
control his desire for more beans. But self-control goes far
beyond the dinner table. God wants you to have the kind
of self-control where you resist bad thoughts, wrong desires
and temptations and always do what is right instead.
The Bible says in Galatians 5:22-23, “But the fruit of the
Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”

A Really Rotten Day

“It’s a happy, shiny, bright, new day.”
The mom said to Jonathan Gray.
“Get up. Get up.” She patted his head.
It’s time for you to get out of bed.
He closed his eyes,
Then jumped up in a dash,
Grabbed hold of his clothes,
And was dressed in a flash.
But after that,
The good was gone.
Everything that happened,
From there went wrong.
He tripped when he walked.
He fell down the stairs.
His toast was burnt,
And he grew nose hairs.
His fingernails turned blue.
“Oh what will kids think.”
Then he smelled a bad odor.
He was starting to stink.
His socks didn’t like him,
So they jumped off his feet.
His shoes just laughed,
And ran up the street.
Then it started raining spagetti,
Which he thought was quite weird.
Then he had an odd feeling.
He’d grown a pink beard.
Suddenly a hurricane arrived,
And blew his house away,
And there he stood alone.
Poor Jonathan Gray.
Spagetti covered him,
From his head to his toes.
Then a monkey came from nowhere,
And pinched him on his nose.
Without warning the moon fell down,
And hit him in the knee,
“Ouch!” he screamed,
“Why me? Why me?”
“Its a happy, shiny, bright, new day,”
Jonathan heard his mother say.
“Get up. Get up.” She patted his head.
It had all been a dream,
And he was glad to get out of bed.
The next time you have a really rotten day, remember
what the Bible says in 1 Thessalonians 5:8, “Give thanks in all
circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
Remember, you can always give thanks in the middle of
hard times because Jesus is right there with you and He is
bigger than any bad situation you will ever face.
Copyright three-thirty ministries, 2008.

Do you want Marcus to stomp on your toes?
Or stick his little finger up your nose,
Or squirt you with a water hose,
Or tell your secrets so everyone knows?
Do you want Thomas to tell a lie,
So that it hurts your feelings and makes you cry,
Or throw sand in your face that gets in your eye,
Or say you’re a real mean, nasty guy?
Would you like for Christy to throw food in your drink,
Or to tell the world that your feet stink,
Or knock you down at the skating rink,
Or call you a name like a Lying Fink?
Do you like it when friends don’t follow through,
With promises they made to you,
Or in your chair, they pour some glue,
So  your pants get stuck and you can’t stand when you’re through?
Do you like for others to cheat at a game,
Or do something wrong and give you the blame,
Or call you a real hurtful name,
Then why would you do to them the same?
If you don’t want these things done to you,
‘Then why would you do them to another?
So do good, tell the truth and be kind,
The Bible says to love each other.
(Yes that even means your sister or your brother!)
In Matthew 7:12 Jesus said, “So in everything do to others what you would have them do to you.”  This is how Jesus wants you to live.  
He doesn’t want you to treat others the way they treat you, but the way you want them to treat you.  So if you want others to share with you, you should share with them.  If you want others to be kind to you, you should be kind to them.  If you want others to talk good about you, you should talk good about them.This is God’s way of living!
I don’t!  I won’t!
I’ll slam the door!
If I don’t get my way,
I’ll fall to the floor!
In Walmart, McDonald’s,
And the doctor’s office, too.
I’ll even do it,
Inside the zoo.
I’ll have a tantrum.
I’ll have a fit.
I’ll fling my arms and scream,
And, I’ll even hit!
People can look.
I don’t really care.
People can point.
People can stare.
I don’t even care,
If they give a big laugh,
Cause I’m throwing a fit,
Underneath a giraffe!
I want it!  I want it!
I’ll slam the door,
If I don’t get my way,I’ll fall to the floor!
Give me what I want,
‘And give it right now!
I don’t know why,
I can’t have a pet cow.
I don’t care what you say,
And I don’t care your reason,
I’ll throw a tantrum all day,
All the way to the end of the season.
I’ll keep going
Til the leaves turn green,
And when Christmas comes,
You’ll still hear me scream!
I’ll keep going 
Til I’m red in the face,
And I’ll yell so loud
That I’ll shake this place.
I don’t!  I won’t!
I’ll slam the door,
If I don’t get my way,
I’ll fall to the floor!
Ah-h-h-h-h-h-h-h!  S-c-r-e-a-m!
Wait a minute!  Where did you go?
Aren’t you going to stay?
And watch my little show?
And what’s that you say?
I can no longer go outside?
I can no longer play?
I have to sit in the chair
For five minutes long?
Because what I did was mean,
Because what I did was wrong?
Fits aren’t very fun,
Ive changed my mind now.
Tantrums are wrong.
And who really needs a pet cow!
I’d talk to you more,
But because of my fit,
I have to go now,
And be quiet and sit.
‘Pick up your mess.”
”Clean up your closet.”
”It’s time to brush your teeth.”
What do you do when your parents tell you to do something?  Do you complain?
Do you argue?  Do you pretend not to hear them?  Or do you obey them without having to be told a second time? 
Listen to what God says in the Bible in Proverbs 20:11, “Even a child is known by his actions, by whether his conduct is pure and  right.”