Friday, October 31, 2008

Humour, Seminars and All Age Services

I'm off to our annual denominational conference tomorrow. I would be relaxed about it as I will get to catch up with lots of friends who will be there but I will be slightly nervous on Day one as I am leading a seminar on discipling children and families new to faith.


I've been trying to guess - how many people will be there? - do I have enough packs of information made up? - will I hit the mark in terms of what information people are looking for? - am I going to be explaining something that makes me look like I'm wired to the moon ("space cadet")? or will I be teaching something that is far too basic? Dear reader, I just don't know. I'll update you.

I've got a big day on Sunday as well. I've organised an all age service in my new place and I am teaching on the parable of the wedding feast as well. Ah. Senior Pastor is away somewhere. So if I make a horrible mistake with something.....?? (I might get away with it? 'cept its recorded)

I'm tempted to play the Hidden Word game sometime. If you don't know what that is then I can't tell you - watch the film Leap of Faith and listen out for "aluminum sidings". But I had the utmost respect for a friend who responded to this challenge almost exactly one year ago and totally pulled it off.

Does God have a sense of humour? This was the subject of devotions at college this week. Watch this and see what you think.........but laughter is infectious - and made by God to be so!


  1. Haha as I began to read your last section there I was like "hey - spooky - that's what we did at college on....oh were there." Haha. Our group enjoyed it because we'd had a hysterical time at fellowship group the other day, playing 'make up a story a word at a time' game. It just got utterly bizzare and we laugh a lot.

    I do hope all goes well this week and I very much doubt you'll make any major mistakes =) x

  2. Anonymous11:13 AM

    Hi Lynn- Nice to meet you at assembly- hope your service went well. I will be praying for you as you continue to settle in Morningside. Have a good week. Gavin (Wester Hailes Baptist)

  3. Thank you amie and gavin - kind comments from you. Service went well - but why is it that we always remember the one negative thing far more than the ninety-nine encouraging things? :-)


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