4 new guys last week! while that’s very cool in so many ways, our group already had 13 guys. i think our small group might now officially be the size of an average church youth group.
somehow, we still had a pretty good week. we looked at the prodigal son story again. last week we looked at the older brother; this time we looked at the father.
not too many quotes this week, but some pretty good ones!
during our sharing of “highs and lows”:
my high is that my parents said when i’m 18 they’ll ship me off to canada with a banjo.
my high is that i have no low; and my low is that i have no high. see, it’s a paradox. (smart kid, huh?)
from our “teaching” time:
me: what story did we talk about last week?
7th grade guy: the son of the prodigal!
during a time when i was trying to make sure they knew was “unconditional” meant:
me: the words “conditional” and “unconditional” are on the walls, what’s “conditional” mean?
7th grade guy: it’s that stuff you use after shampoo.
when recruiting for a spontaneous melodrama:
me: i need 4 guys to play polar bears.
7th grade guy: can i play a bi-polar bear?
no pics of the guys this week. however, just before we were going to pray, right at the end of our time, i flipped over the old ‘wild truth bible lessons: dares from jesus 2″ book i’d grabbed to prepare for tonight. i hadn’t seen this book for many years. and i literally almost burst out laughing when i saw this boy-band version of myself staring back at me! too funny.