Archive for September, 2007

“As long as they’re talking about you, they’re giving someone else a break.” – my Mom, Grandma, or Great-Grandma. (We’re not entirely sure of the attribution, but it’s an awesome quote.)
Yesterday I was blessed with the opportunity to teach in the Jr. Worship class that I help out with on Sundays. It’s like church geared to 4th and 5th graders. They are great kids and it’s a lot of fun. I talked to them about “What are you reading?” This was a perfect topic for me, as you may well know, I’m involved in an extreme and committed love-affair with books. My favorites are the books I read between 4th and 7th grades.
So, I was terrified, but God met me in this and helped me develop good things to talk about and directed me to appropriate scriptures for the kids to read. I was able to use mine and their interest in lots of different books to facilitate deep discussion about what’s spiritually appropriate (1 Corinthians 6:12), not arguing with other Christians and instead responding with gentleness when there is a disagreement about things such as foods to eat, holidays to keep, and books to read (Romans 14), and finally to take the place of anything that they might have to give up as spiritually inappropriate, scripture offers plenty of encouragement for reading the Bible.
Philippians 4:8
2 Timothy 3:15-17
Psalm 12:6
Psalm 119:11
Plus, when one of the kids prayed at the end of class, he thanked God “for the greatest class ever.” Obviously, that made my whole day. Indeed, I’m likely to live off it for weeks to come. It was a wonderful ending to a fun and engaging class, which also started on a sweet and moving note – one of the boys gave me a ring he bought in the Bible Bucks store. I wore it on my thumb and he kept noticing I had it on. All around, it was the best day I’ve had in awhile.
In other news, now I’m just waiting to hear from Pitt.

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International Talk Like a Pirate Day
Casey’s Dead Pirate photo from the Renaissance Festival is gaining popularity on Flickr.
I purchased The Pirate Primer: Mastering the Language of Swashbucklers and Rogues. It’s great fun. Should help at Halloween. Also, its cover and artwork are fantastic.

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