“It’s new technology. There are only three of them in the world, and we have two of them,” the security guard said to me when I asked about the sci-fi-looking security scanners. Almost every time you enter a building in Washington D.C., you’re required to go through a security check, but none of them is as fancy as the ones you encounter when you walk through the doors of the Museum of the Bible.
Yesterday I shared about my recent method for teaching the kids in my church. Rather than just telling them more Bible stories, I have structured my lessons to be focused more on answering questions they have. The results have been quite favourable for a variety of reasons.
Today, I want to tell you about Sunday School this last week. I was given the reins to the 3rd-5th grade class, but I did not have much time to prepare something. My good friend Drew Baby (if you don’t know who that is, yeah, that’s his nickname) also joined me in class.
Assumptions, assumptions. Why are humans so full of assumptions? We all have preconceived ideas that influence every piece of information that wiggles its way into our brains. Oh…gross…that probably wasn’t the best word usage. Now I have images of worms crawling into- okay, I’ll stop.
Anyway, for some reason, no matter what we see or hear, we usually already have an opinion about it. At least, that’s the way I am, and I’m assuming you are similar 😉
The image is embedded in my mind…
…the day my bedroom became a birth room.
I’m a visual person, so when I remember things, I see them. If I can’t see it, I probably don’t remember it. The farther back you go in my life, the fewer pictures I still have, but one of them I will never forget- or, I hope I never do.
McDonald’s. Text messages. Amazon Prime. ATMs. Google. The retired Concorde. What do all these things have in common?
They are all spelled the same way: F-A-S-T
In the United States of America, we put a special emphasis on receiving things and accomplishing things as quickly as possible. On the one hand, that’s okay, since our life is a vapor and will soon be gone. On the other hand, we tend to settle for less than the best when everything is done as quickly as possible.