Monday, September 29, 2008

No Rhyme Or Reason.

There are no patterns. I like predictability. It is impossible to do. Some days there is no traffic whatsoever and you arrive early to your destination and other days when you think you have left in plenty of time, only to find, traffic looks like this:

For the last three weeks I have taken the kids in the back room for children's church. Let me say emphatically that I am not a children's worker. But, sometimes you just do what you gotta do. Maybe one day I will learn not to say, "I will never do such 'n such." The kids in our church are...let's just say...unchurched. Very unchurched. So, in order to help instruct them on how to behave in church, I have taken them in the back, told them a little Bible story, and we've even done a couple of craft activities.

This week I thought they would enjoy watching a video. I got one of Nathan's DVDs, took my laptop, and was going to surprise them with a movie. Only, I was the one that was surprised. The first week, I had twelve kids. Last week, I had seven. Yesterday, besides Nathan, there were none. Zero. Not one. Should I read something into that? Or, is it like the traffic...there's just no rhyme or reason to it.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

It looksJust keep on trying, some day they will all surprise you and show up as if they had been coming every Sunday. This is being faithful. You all are doing a great job.
Grandaddy
discouraging, but just keep trying. Some day they will surprise you the other way and they will all shoe up

DeeDah said...

I want to see a picture of the craft! :)

Nathansma said...

DeeDah,
I knew I would get a smart comment out of you!

DeeDah said...

I couldn't disappoint you! But, know that I am extremely proud of you.

Anonymous said...

I know all about that "never say never comment". Been there, done it and I don't want anymore T-shirts. But my dearest sister, while you are there, persevere. I have marked in my Bible that you ministered to me in 1998 with James 1:2-4;12. Maybe now I can return that to you. You know that I am not a children's worker either, so I will be praying even more for you!!!And really, What is up with that traffic? Love ya! dp

Nathan's Uncle said...

What happened to Granddaddy's comment? I wanna see a craft, too. LOL! Been there and Jamaica makes no sense to me . . . .