"Children are a gift from the Lord."
-Psalm 127:3

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I live in small town, Oklahoma, with my wonderful hubby. I am a mother of two grown children, three cats, and a dog. I am a member of the Church of Christ, and I work as the secretary for our church.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

"Let's Get Out Of Here!"

We had a great Bible class Sunday!  I had three precious little girls that came.  Our story was about Peter being in jail and his group of friends at a house who were praying for him.  When I told that the friends were praying for him, "B" said, "You can even pray at school."  I  said, "Yes, you can.  You can pray at home at mealtimes and bedtime, in the car while on a trip, while outside playing and riding your bike."  She interrupted me to say, "Nooooo!  You can't pray when you're riding a bike because you can't see where you're going!"  Made me laugh!!  I said, "Well, sure you can pray when you ride your bike!  Just keep your eyes open and pray!"  "A" said, "You have to pay attention when you're riding your bike cos you might have a wreck."  They are just too funny!

I continued on with the story about how Peter was chained up between two guards so that he couldn't get away.  I told about the angel coming to wake him up, telling Peter to get dressed and follow him.  They retold the story by saying, "The angel from God snuck in the jail and woke Peter up.  The angel told Peter, "Put your clothes on! Put your shoes on!  LET'S GET OUT OF HERE!"  Once again, I cannot keep a straight face!  OK, so maybe that's not quite how it was put to Peter, but it's how they perceived it. 
The story continues with the angel disappearing and Peter deciding he hadn't actually dreamed this but that it HAD happened and he was a free man.  He then went on to Mary's house where his friends were praying for him.  The servant girl, Rhoda, heard a knock at the door, heard a voice and recognized it as Peter's.  Then, in her excitement, she ran to tell the others and FORGOT to let Peter in!  My girlies thought that was so funny!  Several times throughout the rest of the class, they kept saying, "This is my favorite story EVER!"  This is one story that I hope will impress them about the power of prayer and how important it is for each of us to pray for each other.

"...Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me"-Acts 12:8

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Don't Say Bad Words!

Last Sunday, I had a full classroom of kiddos. They were kind of wild and all wanting to talk at the same time. I finally got them settled down to listen to the story.  Our story was about the baptism of Cornelius.  At the part in the story where Peter is on the housetop praying, "L" says, "I like to pray at school, but I'm always afraid someone will laugh at me."  It's a shame that a pre-schooler is already feeling like she shouldn't be praying in school.  I assured her, that she CAN pray at school  or anywhere else she feels like doing it.
Later on during the class, something came up from one of them about listening to rap music and that sometimes it's not nice.  "A" put in her two cents worth of wisdom about that-"If you say bad words, your tongue will fall out."  I about died from trying not to laugh because she was totally serious!  "L" spoke up right quick about that- "That is NOT true!  Whoever told you that was just having a discussion."  Cracked me up!!  She was totally serious too and I'm not sure what she meant about the discussion part but it was still very funny! 
"Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment so that it will give grace to those who hear." - Ephesians 4:29

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Does God Shave?

I dearly LOVE children! I have been a Bible Class teacher for many years at my church.  As a teen, I helped my mom and learned a lot from her about how to properly teach young kids about God and Jesus.  Later on, I became THE teacher instead of the helper. 
Me with my own kids during Vacation Bible School one year
I love teaching preschoolers the best!  I just love watching them learn and to be so excited about learning. One of my little girls rushes up to me on Sundays and says, "Let's go to class now!  I'm ready to learn."  If only everyone else was as eager to be there as she is!
 Every Sunday, I seem to have at least one funny story to tell about what happened or what was said during class.  That is how the name of this blog was decided! 

A few weeks ago, our lesson was about the stoning of Steven.  Boy, did that topic ever get their attention!
I tried not to linger too long on the actual rock throwing and Steven's death since it is a little much for these 4-5 year olds.  I instead, focused on Steven's looking to the heavens as he was about to die...looking upon God and Jesus as his comfort.  Their take-home paper was a figure of Steven and a cloud figure to glue on a sheet of construction paper.  Steven was looking up towards the heavens.  Next, they were to draw what they thought God and Jesus might have looked like.  This is where the deep question was asked of me.."Does God shave?"  Little 5 year old "P" asked me this.  I had to giggle a bit but got myself under control and said, "I really don't know."  "P" then said, "I don't think He does cos His beard is really, really long. It just keeps growing and growing and whenever He needs to talk or do something, He just moves it out of the way." One of the girls said,"We really don't know what God & Jesus looks like."  "P" said, "I do!  I've seen Him and his beard is really long.  He cuts His hair, but not His beard."  (All of this time, they're continuing to draw their perception of God & Jesus on their papers. And, I'm quietly laughing now and making notes of their conversation on my phone.)  One of my little girls, "J", says, "No, He doesn't have a beard.  He has a GOATEE!"  That comment pushed me over the edge and I just busted out laughing!  Funniest thing ever!  I have no idea where she got the idea of a goatee but it still cracks me up every time I think of it!  And, who knows?  Maybe God DOES have a goatee!