Boy reading the Bible

Whom Shall He Make...

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My nine-year-old son already loves the Word. He goes to sleep every night listening to one of Mike Pearl’s Bible messages. From time to time we discuss what has been stirred in his mind by what he has learned from the messages. Even though he is only nine, we have intelligent conversations on topics above the average religious man’s thinking. His understanding is mature. I know the Word of God makes his path straight and is creating a sober-minded young man. I was 20 years old, sitting in a prison cell, when the Word of God brought me to repentance.… Read More
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He sees the sparrow (hawk) fall

Michael Pearl

This summer we had a thrilling experience watching Kolya, one of the Russian boys, raising a sparrow hawk.

August 2004
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A Timeless Lesson

Michael Pearl

From time to time, I like to provide you with examples on how to teach boys.

August 2004
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Training Boys

Michael Pearl

I am often asked how to raise boys. It has been so long since my boys were 12 and 14 that I had forgotten much of what we did, but because we have the Russian boys back with us this summer, relating to them again has refreshed my memory considerably.

June 2004
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Russian Invasion

Michael Pearl

The Russians are coming again! Two wonderfully ornery, hyperactive, attention-needing, hardworking, hard-playing, easy to get along with, thirteen-year-old orphan boys from Russia.

April 2003
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Eating Ants

Debi Pearl

Most parents are too uptight. At least half the joy of life is raising kids. So when Big Papa found that one of our Russian boys had returned the jar of honey to the cabinet without replacing the lid, and 4000 ants were floating in it face down…

June 2002
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Boys, Snakes and Men

Michael Pearl

When I was about twelve, I had 26 snakes in captivity and about fifty lizards. The snakes were non-venomous—what we called spreading adders—pronounced “spreadin-adders." Some people who didn’t know better called them hoghead snakes.

June 2002
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Summertime at the Pearls’ (Once More)

Michael Pearl

Well, it’s summertime again at Cane Creek. Shalom and Shoshanna each have their outside work to do and plenty of chores at home. But there is always time for fun, especially now that we have the Russian orphans back with us for the summer.

April 2002
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Summertime at the Pearls

Michael Pearl

Debi and I had four Russian orphans living with us this summer. What a summer! We discovered parenting all over again. I’d forgotten how much fun it was.

July 2001
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Drug Addicts

Michael Pearl

Several years ago many little boys became drug addicts…

March 1998
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…And Raymond begat Jubal, and Jubal was a mighty trapper in his day.

Debi Pearl

About one year ago I stopped over at Jubal’s house to pick up something.

December 1997
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