Denise Day Spencer

November 20, 2008

Children’s object lesson: The Parable of the Sower–part 3

Filed under: Children's sermons — denisedayspencer @ 8:20 pm

SCRIPTURES: Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, Luke 8:4-8, 11-15
OBJECT: a flowerpot, dish garden (etc.) very full of plants

Today we’re still talking about Jesus’ Parable of the Sower. It’s a story about a farmer who sowed his seeds. Some fell on a hard, dry path, while others landed on rocky soil. In both of those situations the seeds died and never became wheat or corn or whatever they were meant to be.

There was a third group of seeds that didn’t do so well. These fell in the middle of weeds. At first they did OK. They sprouted. They grew. But the weeds finally choked the little plants and took over. (more…)


November 7, 2008

Random ramblings

Filed under: Random ramblings — denisedayspencer @ 8:17 am

I think I may have athlete’s foot. My toes feel gummy. And gummy toes are definitely not a good thing.

When Clay was a tiny tot, he couldn’t stand for his hands to get messy. He would sit in his high chair and hold up chubby digits dripping with the remnants of jello and toddler meat sticks, whining, “Gummy gummy hands!”

The last time Clay was home from school he brought a bundle of dirty laundry for me to wash. By the time he got ready to leave, I alerted him to the fact that his clean socks were still a bit damp. “That’s OK,” he said. “My socks are always damp.” After he left I began worrying. Did he mean they’re always damp when he takes them out of the dryer? Or does he actually slog around the campus with squishy socks? If he wears damp socks, couldn’t that lead to a foot fungus? Like, maybe, athlete’s foot?

I brought this one full circle nicely, didn’t I? 🙂

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