Two batches of brownies; one baked according to the directions, one baked with a little less obedience. It all added up to an object lesson the students in my Sunday school class will never forget.
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As I've watched arguments and insults in the discussion about immigration issues over the past week, I pictured the adversary sitting back in a lounge chair with his hands clasped behind his head. I imagined him smiling as he listened to the sounds of contention from within the ranks of the Lord’s church. How can we avoid this spirit of contention?
While driving back from a camping trip this past month, my son had his window down and was flying his hand through the air like…well, like a flying hand hanging out a car window. Since the rest of us were relying on the air conditioning to cool us off, the flying hand wasn’t a very welcome thing. The conversation in the car unfolded as follows.
Ten minutes after arriving to Church this Mother's Day, having found our row of metal seats in the back, our little girl made it clear she had other plans for her breakfast besides keeping it in her tummy. What happened after was a near perfect illustration of motherhood.
There are a lot of things my wife can do better than me. After twenty years of being married, I’ve learned she’s better at is most everything do-able out there. She seemed to have the top medal platform locked down in pretty much every event and has an uncanny knack of excelling at everything she does. This week, her supremacy trend came to a screeching halt. I finally found something she didn’t excel at.
I had the chance to go on Trek this past week…as a pa! We had 11 kids assigned to our family and we only knew 2 of them. Those young people taught me some amazing things over the course of those three days. The most valuable lesson came after a really tough day.