A couple of weeks back I shared a dialog from our kids' childhood, about New Year's resolutions in a blog entitled "Oops!" You can scroll down three blogs to read it or click below, to get the back story here.
"How was children's church today? " I asked our young kids on a crisp, January Sunday.
"Fine," Kimberly and Kent piped in unison.
I probed with a more open ended approach, "What did you learn?"
Without hesitation Kimberly announced, "We learned about New Year's revolutions."
Our smiles prompted Kent to offer, "I think it's called New Year's revelations, Kimberly."
Not to be outdone by her younger brother, she concluded, "No, you're wrong, Kent. I remember now. It was New Year's reservations!"
Mistakes are not limited to children...
BACK TO THE PRESENT: With that apparently on his mind, Doug mentioned New Year's resolutions to our congregation that first Sunday morning in January. But his tangue got tunguled and he couldn't get the word right. He looks over at me and laughs because we both know why. Then he tells the congregation our inside joke. Turn up your speakers and look at the effect of our two kids nearly 30 years after they spoke!
Thanks, Kimberly and Kent! Never let it be said you don't listen in church. Your influence lives on!