Monday, December 10, 2012

Clara on the Greeks, Brits, Wesleyans, and Sesame Street

This evening I sent Clara to the hallway to pick out a bedtime book from the shelf. She returned with the Greek New Testament.

Me: "What's this book about, Clara?"
Clara: "Jesus and me."
Me: "Oh. Would you like to pick out another book?"
Clara: "Uh-huh."

Clara runs into the hallway and returns with The Book of Common Prayer.


Me: "What's this book about, Clara?"
Clara: "Jesus and Mama and Daddy."
Me: "Oh. Would you like to pick out another book?"
Clara: "Uh-huh."

Clara runs into the hallway and returns with The Wesleyan Church Discipline.

Me: "What's this book about, Clara?"
Clara: "Once upon a time a baby went--Wait! There no pictures."

We finally settled on Cookie Monster's Counting Book.

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Nativity Set Sam Style

Every Advent we forego the traditional birth narratives in favor of Revelations 12.**


Thanks, Sam. For more terrible nativity sets (aka AWESOME nativity sets), 
check out Marko's blog.


**Revelation 12: 1-5 "A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth. Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads. Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born.  She gave birth to a son, a male child, who 'will rule all the nations with an iron scepter.' And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne."