Ruby The Christmas Sheep

Ruby was very excited to be in the Christmas pageant at church on Sunday afternoon.  Since she is in kindergarten her role was a small one, but she took it very seriously.  The younger kids were to play animals at the manger scene, and sing the first verse of “Away in a Manger” all by […]

A Joyful Noise

When we arrived at church yesterday morning, there was no one signed up to run the nursery.  This happens fairly frequently (although it has been better as of late) and what usually ends up happening is that my wife stays downstairs in the nursery with Edward, and I take Ruby up to church.  But yesterday […]

The Further Adventures of John the Baptist

You may recall that, for the past month, I have been dressing up as John the Baptist every Sunday morning in an attempt to teach Sunday School for the first time in my life.  You may also recall that the number one thing I had managed to impart as of last week was that I […]

Why Is John The Baptist So Fat?

I am teaching Sunday School this month.  The way it works at our church is that parents sign up for a one month stint either being a teacher or a helper, and that way we have enough teachers and nobody has to miss church for more than a few weeks a year.  It’s a pretty […]

Hymnal Fail

I was visiting my Dad in Maine this past weekend, and we headed to church Sunday morning like we always do.  Since he is the pastor, they notice pretty quickly if he skips a week or two.  He is a Baptist minister, but at home we go to a Methodist church, and so his church […]

Don’t Give the Girl a Microphone

It has finally occurred to me why parents embarrass their children so much during the teenage years.  It is payback for what the parents have to go through during the precocious pre-school years.  This was never more clear to me than on this past Sunday morning, when the pastor made the rookie mistake of giving […]