Last winter, I wrote a story for a Christian children's magazine, The Kid's Ark,
and this last weekend, I was notified that it has been selected to be included
in their March, 2012, issue. To say that I'm excited is an understatement.
Listening to a voicemail informing me of the good news last Sunday night
as I left work, I literally did a "happy dance" in the front seat of my car.
Thankfully is was dark out so no one saw me, and no, I hadn't started my
According to their website, The Kid's Ark magazine is, "geared to kids ages
6 - 12, 36 page, full color, interactive magazine" and, "contains the Ten
Commandments and Salvation Prayer in every issue." The founders of this
magazine are Jim and Violette Burger of Victoria, Texas. Their passion to
see children reached with the Gospel and Biblical principles is apparent
when you visit their website or read one of their issues.
The story I wrote is about a young girl who goes with her father to the
zoo, and through a conversation with him receives Jesus as her
Savior. I titled it "Finding Jesus at the Zoo," but the editors of the
magazine may change the title before the issue comes out in March of
Along with stories, this magazine also has contests, puzzles, and
testimonials. It's a great witnessing tool as well as a lot of fun. If you have
or know any kids in the 6 - 12 age group, you may want to consider a
subscription for them. :)