A few gems from children's group at church this morning:
Teacher: "What was different at church this morning?" Child: "There were a lot more people!!!"
[the correct answer was, "We lit the Advent candle"]
Then, Teacher: "Why do we light a candle to mark Advent?" Oliver: "I know, I know!" [I brace myself] Teacher: "Yes, Oliver?" Oliver: "We light a candle because it is True..." All the adults in unison: "Oooohhhh..." Another child: "Because Christmas is coming!" Teacher: "Yes!"
Then, Teacher: "How do you think Mary felt when Gabriel told her that she would give birth to Jesus?" Oliver: "I know, I know!" Teacher: "Yes, Oliver?" [I brace myself] Oliver [thoughtfully]: "She felt......sad." [teacher pauses] Teacher: "Perhaps. What other feelings might she have had?"
Matt and Robin, back from their cruise, went to the Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood. But there was a bomb scare so they had to go out for awhile. At least there are a lot of stars' names in the cement.