Matt and Mandy

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“Matt and Mandy,” Friend, July 2012, 42

Matt and Mandy

Matt and Mandy cleaning Matt’s room

Illustrations by Shauna Mooney Kawasaki

Let’s go ride our bikes!


Not until you clean your room, young man.

I’ll help you.


In go my righteous shoes.

Righteous shoes?

Sure. They’re the ones that take my feet to church every Sunday.

These are righteous shoes too. They carried you all around Sister Binton’s yard when you weeded her lawn for free.

How about these? Are they righteous?

Of course! They help you keep your body healthy.

All my shoes are righteous.

Only if you are. So make sure you are.