Mrs. Whale was feeling funny today when I went to her house. I wondered what was wrong. I went to get my swimming gear on and I went to go get my other under-sea pals. First, I got Porci, the porcupine fish. Then I got Legs, the octopus. And finally, I got Big Tooth, the shark. We tried to figure out what was the matter with Mrs. Whale. We figured that it was her birthday and no one made her a birthday cake! We made her one and ran over to her house. We opened the door and… "HAPPY BIRTHDAY!" "It’s not my birthday," said Mrs. Whale. "If I was looking funny, it is because I am having babies." "Ha Ha Ha!" we all laughed. "And we thought it was your birthday!"
Author: Ken Castor
KEN CASTOR - As a veteran youth pastor, Ken Castor is excellent with a nerf gun and is addicted to caffeine. He is the Professor of Youth Ministry at Crown College in Minnesota, where he started the NEXT Ministry Conferences. Ken speaks across the U.S. and Canada, and has a doctorate focused on passing faith and leadership through the generations. He is the Blue Letters Editor of the award-winning Jesus-Centered Bible and has authored several books like Grow Down and Make a Difference. He lives near Minneapolis with his amazing wife and hilarious kids.