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More 36 questions with hubby:

#13 If a crystal ball could tell you the truth about yourself, your life, the future or anything else, what would you want to know?

Me: I don’t want to know when I die, that would be scary.

Hubs: But you can prepare. If I knew I only had one year to live, we can spend money and go on a cruise.

Me: If I had one year to live, I would want to spend time with people and tell them about Jesus. Actually, we can do that now and we can go on a cruise now too.

Me: Maybe I want to know if I’m really going to be in heaven.

Hubs: You already know that, don’t waste the crystal ball on that.

Me: Yeah, good point.

Hubs: I’d want to know which stocks will be up in the next months.

Me: ok, make some money and we’ll go on a cruise.


Today in Children Worship, within 5 minutes after my sermon, I asked one of the 4th grade girls whom I know well and was very attentive: What is one thing you learned from the message today? …*cricket chirp*…Do you remember one thing?…ok, bye!…

Teaching children is very humbling. Even when I thought I had a very good lesson, it’s not about me. It’s all up to God to do the rest.

A new family came. The whole family – mom, dad, 3rd grader, 2nd grader, baby – came to Children Worship. The parents want to help the 2 elementary kids adjust to their first time here. “We attend an Indonesian church, but we don’t have anything for the children. We like it here already.”

How can you like a church you’ve only just attended the children worship? Do you choose a home church based on what the children ministry looks like? Can you discern our theology from one sermon you heard from me?

Our church is attracting families from small churches without children/youth ministries. But my kids were raised in a small church without that. I’m not saying that it’s a good thing, but small churches have many things to offer that a larger church cannot. There is a place for small churches and God accomplishes His purposes through small churches. I wish parents would not decide to come to our church based on what looks like a “good children and youth program” which they conclude based on our size.

My voice is really tired today.

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