Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Chicken Butt Vs. The Bible

Today I took Ristow to the store with me and he was super cranky, so on the way home I tried to think of something to change the mood. I thought for a moment and snickered to myself and said "Ristow....know what? ... Chicken butt!" Well, that is all is took and within seconds we were both laughing and coming up with more great "know what" answers.
Then at dinner tonight Ristow tells his dad the great new saying he learned today, with more giggling. A few minutes later he says "Want to hear the bible verse I memorized?... may the words of my mouth be pleasing to you God, Psalm 19:14" We were so proud of Ristow being able to memorize scripture.
But then I say to Christopher "Great, I am teaching him chicken butt and he is learning bible verses"
Christopher says "it's ok, that's why we are sending him to school!"
I don't think that "chicken butt" jokes bring God great pleasure and joy but I do believe that He is pleased when we share love and laugh as a family, building bonds that will last a lifetime.

May the words of my mouth be pleasing to you God, help me to continue to use my words to build up and encourage others, to bring joy and to honor You. And thanks for letting us enjoy the occasional chicken butt joke too!


Elissa said...

You're awesome!