I spent the past week with my sister and mother and had a thoroughly enjoyable time. I won’t look back longingly for “the way things used to be,” but instead I look forward to next year’s Thanksgiving holiday for whatever lies ahead. Perhaps next year will be thanksgiving at Grandma’s house – or my mother’s house – or maybe we will have thanksgiving in Fiji. Who knows what the future will hold.
First UMC in Green Bay has begun to do this. They do not go preach or evangelize in the school – that wouldn’t work (or be legal). They have 80 adult volunteers that volunteer as aids in the classroom. They are there to show the children that they are important and loved. I have seen this first hand and I have to believe that it is working. It doesn’t just help the child experience God (LOVE). It can be a deeply spiritual event for the adults who volunteer without even the uttering “God” or “Jesus”.
It has been a busy but fun weekend. Now I just have to get back to work today so that I am well prepared for tonight’s class.