Sunday, 25 October 2009

From the Kids...

At work:
Student: You know they say you can't judge a cover by its book...well, I always judge a cover by its book, everyone does....wait, that's not right....

In Junior Church:
Me: Jews and Samaritans wouldn't even eat at each other's houses.
Child: That's silly! No one eats houses!

After church, when the children were lining up for their treat; they were telling me what the Junior church lesson was about (the lesson was the parable of the rich fool):
Small girl (in a small, sweet voice): Jesus said stuff... to some people...

From a friend (sorry, Dawn, but it's too good not to share and you don't have a blog...):
Dawn's nephew was over while his parents were at the hospital; they were adopting a baby and this was the day the baby was to be born. The nephew (and soon-to-be big brother) really wanted a girl.
Nephew: I really hope my baby sister isn't a boy.

Saturday, 24 October 2009

A Most Amazing Experience...

I got home from work today, about 3:20, and discovered that....I had nothing urgent to do.

The final essay has been sent off the friends for editing, so I can ignore that for now.

The Junior Church lessons for November are written and ready to go (I need to get them to the teacher tomorrow).

I'm ready for Sunday School, since it's a "workbook week" (one week I teach the lesson, and the next week we review and do the workbook pages).

Even the mending and hemming is done.

Which is not to say that there's nothing to do: there's the neglected housework (although I did vacuum) and there are Bible studies to prepare for (I've at least started the memory work). There's always "stuff" to do. It's just that, for the first time in a while, I'm not trying to keep up and meet a deadline.

Which is good, because I think I may need to accept that I have a cold and I just want to sleep.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Sunday School

I love my Sunday School class. I love teaching children who are old enough to think and have conversations and understand stuff. We're having a wonderful time and they're talking more and it's so much fun!

This was a teaching week (the lessons are too long for one class, so one week we teach and the next week we review and do the workbook). We're learning about the promises of God and how some are for everyone and some just for Christians and some have conditions attached. Today we learned Psalm 84:11 and we had some good conversation about why God might withhold something we view as good (it isn't really good, He has something better, we are hiding sin in our hearts). And for once we finished in time to have a proper prayer time when the kids could pray too if they wanted.

And then we had snack and talked about dead animals stories.

Did I mention how much I love my Sunday School class? They are all totally amazing kids. This is going to be a great year!