Hard Core Evangelism

Drew’s friend Joey came over after church today and I am wondering what they learned in Cornerstone Kids today. Here is the conversation I just heard…

First let me set the scene – they are playing some type of fireman/army/pirate thing (compromise of all the thing they wanted to play). They are wearing fire helmets and carrying nerf guns and swords.

Drew “The Bible says we should be nice to our enemies”

Joey (a.k.a. Rambo for the moment) “Yeah, I know we are going to tell them about God and if they believe us we’ll let them go if they don’t believe us we will kill them.”

Drew “Yeah, that’s good”

Joey (to a pretend enemy) “God is the only good guy and he is on our team”

Drew (to the same pretend enemy) “Do you believe us?

Joey (answering in a different voice for the enemy) “Yes”

And off they go – no blood shed – they let him live. Good thing – I have enough of a mess to clean up. I am amazed by the imagination of 4 year olds.

Thankful Thursday

1.  Listening to Drew sing “God of this City” in the car.

2.  That I got out of WalMart alive on July 3rd – it was nuts in there and I think there is a hamburger and hotdog bun shortage.
3. Our bathroom remodel is DONE!!  New paint, tile and faucet. No more purple counter top!
4. My friend Boni and her sweet babies.  We had fun at the carnival tonight.
5. The way Emma takes care of her little brothers.
6.  Luke’s magic shows.
7. Gods amazing creation – these beautiful mountains and the three tiny baby deer that played in our yard this morning.
8. My bed! It’s past my bedtime! It’s almost not Thursday anymore – better hurry and finish.
9. Last but not least – my best friend – my husband.
(thanks to Ainsley for letting me copy her thankful thursday idea)

What are our kids learning about church and God?

Here is a post I just read on Jen Antonucci’s blog.  Jen has a blog for church planters wives.  I had the opportunity to hear Jen speak last month at a ladies luncheon that this chattahoochee mama put together.  Jen is the real deal and has a heart for pastor’s wives and the lost.  This list of questions is something I think everyone in ministry – not  just planters or pastors or people in “full time” ministry  – should ask themselves.  What kind of image of God and the church do we present to our kids.  Just some things to think about.  I look forward to sitting down with Mike and answering some of these questions.  God has blessed us with the 3 most incredible children  (I know everybody thinks their kids are the greatest – ours really are – sorry). Seriously, I am always ready to soak up some new perspective to help us not make too much of mess while trying to figure out how to raise them.