08 August 2009

Theology of the Swamp

Remember that wonderful poster that says “Everything I need to know about life I learned in Kindergarten”? It reads:

“Most of what I really need to know about how to live and what to do, and how to be, I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate school mountain, but there in the sandbox at nursery school.

These are the things I learned:

Share everything.
Play fair.
Don't hit people.
Put things back where you found them.
Clean up your own mess.
Don't take things that aren't yours.
Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody.
Wash your hands before you eat.
Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
Live a balanced life.
Learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.
Take a nap every afternoon.
When you go out into the world, watch for traffic, hold hands and stick together.
Be aware of wonder.”

Well, this week I took a little detour off the normal road and found myself at Crocodile Dock.

I arrived with a weary heart, a burdened mind, and a tired body. Now after a week in the Hokeybadjokey Swamp with the fireflies and crocs and 150 kids, I’m gonna let you in on a little secret: Everything I need to know about God I learned at Vacation Bible School.

Continue reading...(trust me, you'll smile!)


GrandmaK said...

And I did :) Thank you!!!! Cathy

Anne said...

Thanks for the refreshing reminder of the faith of children. We are all children and always will be, so it is very appropriate that we should remember the lessons learned at VBS. Thanks for the great story Jennifer!


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