For those of us who have white hair

 Here is a new version just for us who have white hair, or no hair at all. For

us over 40 (or even those almost there) and all you others..Check out this

newest version of “Jesus Loves Me”. It is quite cute, so read, sing and enjoy:”


Jesus loves me, this I know,

Though my hair is white as snow.

Though my sight is growing dim,

Still He bids me trust in Him.






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To my Grandchildren

 December 9, 2004

To my  Grandchildren:

The most important thing I can give to you is an encouragement to learn more about the God who made you and make sure you know how important you are in His eyes.

God loves you and wants you to be happy and successful.

The best way to do that is to believe in yourself with all your might!

Each of you have special talents and of course different abilities and different interests.

If God made you and loves you and wants good things for you then one of the best things you can do is to learn more about God.  The place you do that is through   His Word and His Word is the Bible.

This book is written by men that wrote the ideas they got from God.

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I love to tell Bible Stories

 Dear Friend who I hope loves Bible Stories

I wrote this set of pages to attempt to get my  grandchildren to begin  to love and read the Bible.

It is wonderful hand a young person the  Bible and then tell them it is full of  good stories.

That is the truth but unless  they have some  idea  of where  to look or where to start the  thing that happens  they will begin  with good intentions but are soon discouraged  because  they really don’t know where to look or worse yet they have never heard some  of the famous Bible stories.

Daniel is one of the best. story tellers.

The  3 men in the fiery furnace can spark a child’s imagination.  When  they see the  king is  sorry and finds out  that  Jesus met these men and  protected  them it can  leave an impression in their minds  that will enrich their lives for the rest of their life. 

I am sure that is precisely why   God had Daniel write the story in the first place.

This set of stories is my gift to you in the hopes it will help you with your teaching assignment.  The stories are short enough so that they will fit in most single session periods. 

If this Idea has any merit for your teaching you will know after you try one or two of these stories.

If it stimulates the desire of kids to begin to read the   bible it will change their lives. 

Thank you for letting me give it to you and I pray it makes a difference

Bob Scott 

1120 Lois Court

Shoreview, MN 55126


I would love to hear from you.

David and Goliath


There is one single factor responsible for the miraculous advancement of mankind from the Stone Age to the affluent remarkable life we can live today.  Ever since Adam and Eve were evicted from the Garden of Eden mankind has faced hunger and starvation. 

In fact our scientists tell us that the time Columbus discovered America the land we now call the United States was inhabited by approximately  800,000 Indians.  Maybe today they want to be called Native Americans.

The sad facts are that half of them starved to death.  Without the skills and equipment we have to produce food starvation was a real and genuine threat.  The Bible says my people perish from lack of knowledge.  Hosea 4:6

So perhaps the legitimate question is how did we get where we are today?  The answer of course is knowledge.

When I looked up the definition of the word, knowledge I found 10 different aspects of understanding the word.  The first says it is acquaintance with facts, truths or principles gained from study or investigation. 

I liked the 9th definition which says the sum of what is known.

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Daniel Chapter 1 and 2

The Book Of Daniel

I intended to write a story about Daniel in the Lion’s den.  But  as I began to look for  that particular  story  it became obvious that the  original story  teller in this book was truly a master wordsmith so we will begin where  he did. 

The Book of

Daniel 1

1In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. 2And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with some of the articles of the house of God, which he carried into the land of Shinar to the house of his god; and he brought the articles into the treasure house of his god.

3Then the king instructed Ashpenaz, the master of his eunuchs, to bring some of the children of Israel and some of the king’s descendants and some of the nobles, 4young men in whom there was no blemish, but good-looking, gifted in all wisdom, possessing knowledge and quick to understand, who had ability to serve in the king’s palace, and whom they might teach the language and literature of the Chaldeans. 5And the king appointed for them a daily provision of the king’s delicacies and of the wine which he drank, and three years of training for them, so that at the end of that time they might serve before the king. 6Now from among those of the sons of Judah were Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. 7To them the chief of the eunuchs gave names: he gave Daniel the name Belteshazzar; to Hananiah, Shadrach; to Mishael, Meshach; and to Azariah, Abed-Nego.

Daniel writes most of this story using Daniel as the third person even though I think he could have said I did, etc.  The story unfolds better the way he tells it.  The day and time when it  began was  when   Jerusalem was conquered by a king from what we call Iraq.

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Daniel Chapter 3

 Daniel 3

Three Men in the Fiery Furnace

1Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was sixty cubits and its width six cubits. He set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon. 2And King Nebuchadnezzar sent word to gather together the satraps, the administrators, the governors, the counselors, the treasurers, the judges, the magistrates, and all the officials of the provinces, to come to the dedication of the image which King Nebuchadnezzar had set up. 3So the satraps, the administrators, the governors, the counselors, the treasurers, the judges, the magistrates, and all the officials of the provinces gathered together for the dedication of the image that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up; and they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up. 4Then a herald cried aloud: “To you it is commanded, O peoples, nations, and languages, 5that at the time you hear the sound of the horn, flute, harp, lyre, and psaltery, in symphony with all kinds of music, you shall fall down and worship the gold image that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up; 6and whoever does not fall down and worship shall be cast immediately into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.”

7So at that time, when all the people heard the sound of the horn, flute, harp, and lyre, in symphony with all kinds of music, all the people, nations, and languages fell down and worshiped the gold image which King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.

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Daniel Chapter 4

 Daniel 4

Nebuchadnezzar has a serious mental Health Problem and Daniel reports on it.   RGS Jr.

.1Nebuchadnezzar the king,

        To all peoples, nations, and languages that dwell in all the earth:

        Peace be multiplied to you.

2        I thought it good to declare the signs and wonders that the Most High God has worked for me.

3    How great are His signs,

    And how mighty His wonders!

    His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,

    And His dominion is from generation to generation.

4        I, Nebuchadnezzar, was at rest in my house, and flourishing in my palace. 5I saw a dream which made me afraid, and the thoughts on my bed and the visions of my head troubled me. 6Therefore I issued a decree to bring in all the wise men of Babylon before me, that they might make known to me the interpretation of the dream. 

At this point  I interrupt  and skip a portion of the scripture   and  bring the  words of Daniel to his friend the king.  Notice at the beginning of this chapter the  king  acknowledges his belief in  God.  RGS Jr

18        “This dream I, King Nebuchadnezzar, have seen. Now you, Belteshazzar, declare its interpretation, since all the wise men of my kingdom are not able to make known to me the interpretation; but you are able, for the Spirit of the Holy God is in you.”

•19      Then Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, was astonished for a time, and his thoughts troubled him. So the king spoke, and said, “Belteshazzar, do not let the dream or its interpretation trouble you.”

Now,  we get Daniel’s interpretation of the  dream, and he is saddened to tell the king what will happen. RGS Jr.

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Daniel Chapter 5

 Daniel 5

The King  sees the  handwriting on the wall !

1Belshazzar the king made a great feast for a thousand of his lords, and drank wine in the presence of the thousand. 2While he tasted the wine, Belshazzar gave the command to bring the gold and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken from the temple which had been in Jerusalem, that the king and his lords, his wives, and his concubines might drink from them. 3Then they brought the gold vessels that had been taken from the temple of the house of God which had been in Jerusalem; and the king and his lords, his wives, and his concubines drank from them. 4They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold and silver, bronze and iron, wood and stone.

Daniel tells this story after Nebuchadnezzar had died.  He was called in to the party when  he got a distress call from  Belshazzar the king who unfortunately was not the great ruler his father was.  He  found  himself wealthy beyond anything he  could understand.  When you are  rich and famous it is easy to be surrounded by friends who want only to share in your wealth. 

The party had descended into the level of a drunken orgy  and  somebody  suggested  that the sacred  golden vessels that had been taken from the  Temple in  Jerusalem. I am sure some of the drunken friends intended to steal the  vessels and  pitchures, after all they were  of  solid gold and  were very valuable.

 It is not hard  for me to understand that actions like  that are displeasing to  God and   if

He wanted to provide a  miracle to illustrate  the point I cannot think  of a more dramatic  thing than to hve a big giant hand appear out of  nowhere and begin to write on the wall.  So they put in a call for  Daniel  the wise servant of the king. RGS Jr.

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Daniel Chapter 6

 Daniel 6

            This chapter contains the story of Daniel in the Lion’s Den

1It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom one hundred and twenty satraps, to be over the whole kingdom; 2and over these, three governors, of whom Daniel was one, that the satraps might give account to them, so that the king would suffer no loss. 3Then this Daniel distinguished himself above the governors and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king gave thought to setting him over the whole realm. 4So the governors and satraps sought to find some charge against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find no charge or fault, because he was faithful; nor was there any error or fault found in him. 5Then these men said, “We shall not find any charge against this Daniel unless we find it against him concerning the law of his God.”

This story begins right after the kingdom of the  Chaldeans or the place we call Iraq by

Darius who came from the Medes  or the place we call Iran.  Because the conquerors   often used  the local leaders to administer their governments.  I am sure the record of Daniels great service and reputation of honesty and fair dealing  was part of the e reason  he was placed very  high in the  new government.  He  was one of the three top men and his title was governor.  He describes q similar set of plans to get  him removed from office by the same sort of disgruntled locals who tried to get rid of the three men,  Shadrach, Meshach and  Abed-Nego who  the Lord saved from the  fiery furnace.

He was a   Jew  and very successful so  many were jealous and would like to see him gone.  Daniel continues his  story.  RGS Jr.

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What is a treasure ?

What is a  treasure ?
We are spiritual beings.  Our ability to enjoy life depends upon our ability to understand something as simple as an idea.  Our Constitution guarantees us the right to pursue life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  For me the recollection of a pleasant memory is a source of happiness.
19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; 
20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 
21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 
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