When it seems that Tiffany can fire anyone who works for her father, she forces all of the kids of Mr. Rockler's employees to be her personal servants . . . or else. C.J. decides Tiffany must be stopped. But can he carry out his plan when he finds out who her next victim might be?
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" 'I'd Like to Thank the Academy . . .' "
If you have ever seen an awards show, you have undoubtedly experienced the "thank-you" speeches of the winners. It can sometimes be a very moving experience when the winner demonstrates true humility and gratefulness to the countless others who helped him or her win the honor. The truth is, we would not think highly of an individual who bragged pridefully about doing it all by himself. This week David Carl explains why humility is the fertile soil that bears invaluable fruit.
When Miss Harbor teaches a lesson on King Arthur, The Club decides it should make up some rules of conduct, just like Arthur and his knights did. But instead of bringing peace, The Club's rules threaten to divide them all.
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"Standing Up on the Inside"
You have no doubt heard the story of the strong-willed girl whose teacher called on her repeatedly to sit down at her desk. Finally, after much consternation on the part of the teacher, the girl took her seat. As the relieved teacher returned to the blackboard to continue the lesson, the girl softly muttered under her breath, "I may be sitting, but I'm standing up on the inside." In this week's Director's Notes, David Carl writes, "We can force good behavior out of others, but it very well may be at the expense of their hearts, which is the very thing that interests God the most."
A hot day drives C.J. and Staci inside to explore the cool basement of the Collins Mansion. The recovering of Mr. Collins' private journal leads them to the discovery of a lifetime! But someone lurking in the shadows will do anything to keep them from it.
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"God in the Midst of the Storm"
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, tens of thousands of homeless refugees poured into nearby states. Some grieved the loss of loved ones, others simply tried to take inventory of what was lost and what they could count as blessings. Times like these can challenge our faith. We might find ourselves wondering where God is when these devastating events happen. David Carl explains in this week's Director's Notes that God is always present and always in control—even in the midst of the storm.
The local baseball team is on the brink of winning the championship, when an injury sidelines their star player. But Gooz finds a "lucky" penny, and the Cavalry is on a roll. Now "The Club" must decide if the team's dependence on the penny is just some harmless fun or takes their focus off of playing to please God.
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"In Whose God Do You Trust?"
We don't think about idol worship much anymore, unless we're sitting down to watch TV's ratings darling, American Idol. In fact, most of us don't pray to a hewn stone or wood-carved god or make sacrifices to appease a deity in hopes of making our garden grow. So the concept of "idol worship" seems foreign to us. Yet we may be guilty of placing an idol in front of the one true God when we try to wrestle control of our lives away from Him. In this week's Director's Notes, David Carl explains why anything less than fully trusting in God may be as bad as bowing to a stone idol.