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Bits & Pieces -- January 6

Happy New Year everyone, well wishes for the new year!

After watching kids perform at the Christmas Program and enjoying their antics, especially if they aren't in sync with the program. It brings back memories of your own kids in church and the wish to want to disappear. Two incidents come to mind when our sons were just toddlers. Our organist at that time was an older women with long gray hair that she wore loose and swayed when she walked across the room. One Sunday morning our son kept asking me "Mom, where is Jesus"? Now you know this is difficult to answer, especially to a three year old. Well that Sunday our organist was late in getting to church and wasn't at her usual place at the organ when we came to church. You guessed it, when she did arrive, the question stopped. But ironically, when our youngest son was the same age and the Sunday was near Halloween and when the same organist walked into church, our son blurted out, " Is that a witch"? So you see what kids say in church can be very interesting or very embarrassing. Last week, I received an email entitled "Kids in Church" and I thought I would share them with you:

Three year old Reece was praying "Our Father, who does art in heaven, Harold is his name..

Another little boy was heard praying "Lord, if you can't make me a better boy, don't worry about it, I'm having a real good time like I am."

Or one little boy was praying "Forgive us our trash baskets as we forgive those who put trash in our baskets."

A Sunday school teacher asked her children "Why is it necessary to be quiet in church?" One little girl answered,"Because people are asleep."

A mother was preparing pancakes for her two sons. The boys began to argue over who would get the first pancake. Their mother saw an opportunity for a moral lesson. "If Jesus were sitting her, He would say, "Let my brother have the first pancake, I can wait." To which the oldest boy said to his brother, you be Jesus!

And last, a father was at the beach with his children. His four year old came up to him and lead him to where a seagull lay dead in the sand. "Daddy, what happend to him?", the son asked. The dad replied, "he died and went up to Heaven." The little boy thought for a moment and said "Did God throw him back down?"

Out of the mouths of babes, many lessons are learned!

Have a good day!