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
After thirty years of next-generation ministry, Dr. Ken is balding in his hairline but still bold in his faith. He is the Family and NextGen Pastor at Wooddale Church. He served as the Professor of Youth Ministry at Crown College for over a decade and in nextgen ministry for two decades before that. Ken is the “Blue Letters Editor” of the Award-winning Jesus-Centered Bible, and has authored numerous discipleship resources like Grow Down and Make a Difference. He’s also a nerdy Cubs fan, the founder of NEXT Ministry Conferences, has several Chuck-Taylors, and enjoys living in Minnesota with his brilliantly witty and slightly freezing family.