At church today:

Me talking to a 2nd grade boy: I’m not punishing you, I just want to help you worship God, and i think you can focus on God better if you didn’t sit next to your friend M. Where would you like to sit so you can focus on God? Would you like to sit with another friend?

Boy: I think it’s ok if a teacher sits between me and M.

I’m so impress with his maturity to come up with a good solution. And he was indeed very attentive during worship.

This is what keeps me in children ministry. There is great satisfaction of seeing children grow in wisdom and stature, in favor with God and man.

I don’t normally fall asleep during lectures, but today in Perspective class, I drifted off here and there…it was no fault of the speaker. He was excellent! But the room was warm, the lights dim, his voice was mellow, it was 2 in the afternoon, the chair were soft…despite his jokes to keep us awake, I couldn’t help nodding off. I am really enjoying the class, really I am. Very challenged by it.

Rarely do we go to Downtown LA. And even more rare going there at night, but tonight after Perspectives we went to the Otium in DTLA for a friend’s birthday celebration. I’ve known him and his wife for over 40 years. There were 12 of us and I didn’t make the connection of how he chose the guest list until the end…we were all in their wedding party! I was his wife’s maid of honor 35 years ago! It was great to see old friends. To be honest, I do not make much effort in keeping in touch. As I get older and meet more people, there are just too many people to keep up with! But this friend is precious, every time meet up, it’s as if no time has past. I am blessed to have such a friend.

Thank you God, for the rainbow this morning as I arrived at church, reminding me that beauty and creativity come from you and perfected in you.

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