Our son and daughter-in-law planned a full Saturday of activities for their three children but ran out of time to include a visit to the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit. When reviewing the day with their 4-year-old twins, Henry sat up in bed and said, "But Mom, we didn't get to see the Dead Sea squirrels!"
Patricia SweenHeal him!
Red Wing, Minn.
I received this e-mail but decided it must be missing the word not: "Michael came home sick from school today so I'm sending him to religion tonight." Such dedication to confirmation.
|"I'm not sure what an epistle is. I think it's some sort of pre-email device."|
Andrew D. MoscinskiMaking changeWe were taking the offering at our men's group. All I had was a $20 bill, so I put it in the hat and took change. My pastor noticed what I was doing. He leaned over and whispered, "I hope you don't do this on Sunday mornings ...."
La Grange, Texas
|"Where did you get this nursery pager? Little red lights are running around in a circle and it says, 'Your table is ready.' "|
I asked about 20 nursing home residents who had gathered if they wanted to commune. They all said yes, so I began the invocation. But I was interrupted by shouting: "You mean this is church? I don't want to stay for church!" The man in a wheelchair moved as fast as he could out of the room. This started a near-stampede as others joined the fray, all complaining about how they weren't going to stay either. When one resident asked if I could help push him out, I reluctantly agreed, but got a scolding from another who said, "He's supposed to do that on his own. He's supposed to be exercising." About 10 remained for communion and a wonderful conversation.
Sara QuigleyPack a lunch will ya? Years ago, I was teaching preschoolers in our small, rural Sunday school about God providing manna to the Israelites during their 40-year exile. A boy from a typical farm family seemed rather unsympathetic when he said, "Well, if they knew they were going to be gone so long, why didn't they pack a lunch?"