Monday, August 27, 2007

The Mind of a Kindergartner!

Today was one of those days that my kids made me smile and I really had to try hard not to laugh! Not at them, but because when they answer a question, they answer with complete confidence and it is usually something completely not on subject and totally... out-there.:)

Our Bible lesson was on Moses, and before I began I asked the kids what they knew about him. They all got silent and until one boy raised his hand to answer and this is what he said....

"He parted the ocean with a stick"

I smiled but of course had to reward him for giving a some-what correct answer, I started to call on someone else, but then he started up again...

"...well Moses...Mo.. Mo.. That was his real name... Mo..."

No, John, his name was Moses, not Mo.

"well (he had to think about it because he almost called him Mo)... he was God's friend. God told Moses he was going to flood the earth...."

I stopped him and told him that he was talking about Noah, not Moses. Again, I went to call on someone else, and he started talking again...

"Moses wassssss... he wasssss... the king... yeah thats it.. he was the king! And Jesus died for him"

It was so cute, because he was just so serious and determined to get it right!

Well I had to tell him that he wasn't a king, but Jesus did die for him (he was happy with getting a little bit correct) and then I just decided to move on and start giving them the answer. We went to the Holy Land Experience a few weeks back and saw a play on the life of Moses, so I asked if they remembered the play we saw on his life. Well they still sat silent, so I explained why his Mother put him in a basket and put him in the river because Pharaoh was killing all the baby boys. And then Pharaoh's Daughter found him and adopted him.. and so on...

John sat there in silence pretty much the whole time while I was talking, but when I got to part about freeing the Hebrews, he said "And then he parted the Sea with his stick, right!?" And I said, "Yes, John, with the power of God, Moses parted the sea so the Hebrews could cross."

Thats all I heard out of him the rest of Bible time and when we were finished I asked him to pray. He was happy to and so then he started....

"God is great, God is good, let us thank Him for our food. Am-....... (
then there was a pause)....and Jesus, thank you for dying on the cross... (and another pause)..and this is how we should pray... Our Father, in heaven, happy is your name, your kingdom comes.. your wills is done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread, and forgive us our tresssssppeessess as we forgive those who tressspsss against us. Lead us not into tempt-ation and deliver us from evil. Dine is the kingdom and power and glory forever... Amen"

I could not stop smiling, mostly because I was trying to keep from laughing. I was so impressed that he knew the Lord's Prayer! Even though he didn't get all the words right, I was impressed that a 5 year old had it memorized! It was such a precious moment and it made my day!

Have I mentioned that I love my job! :)

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to His purpose."
Romans 8:28

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

So-me Fair!

I think I angered my blog by neglecting it for a month, because I've tried numerous times to get this posted and each time it says "error" and wipes out half the post! So, one of these days I am going to get it to work! I apologize to those who have stopped by expecting to find an update, but instead found that I had not posted a single thing! It's not that I've been too busy to post, I just never got around to it! During the 4 weeks of my absence, I was able to go back to Nebraska for the week of the Seward County fair! :) I'd never been to a fair before and my first fair experience was so much fun!
There were lots of fun little boothes to walk around and see, lots to sign up for, and FREE ICECREAM!!! :)
Sunday night was the Demo Derby. Obviously it is a big deal in the midwest because it was PACKED! Being from Florida, I haven't seen many demo derby's, none actually, so it was a first time expirence. It was sooooo cool!! I loved it and it was defiantly one of my favorite things at the fair! :)