Thursday, March 27, 2008

My Monies

We’ve been working to get our two year old used to sitting through the service at church. We started by having her stay through the first couple of hymns, allowing us to slip out during the last stanza and back in after dropping her off in the nursery without interrupting the service. Now that she’s doing well with that we decided it would be a good time to increase her “pew time.” We talked to her about the offering—thinking that would be a good incentive to stick around. She seemed interested in putting her money in the plate, so off to church we went.

She was a little fidgety and told me all about the people around us closing their eyes for prayer. Finally we get to the offering. The plate is passed and with a little prompting she drops her little coin in the plate. She was horribly upset that then the plate was taken away. “My moneys!?!” Oh dear. We whispered to her we were giving the money to God and Justin whisked her off to the nursery.

After church we talked a little more about how the money we give to the church is used. It was a bit of a traumatic experience for our little gal, but she seems okay with it now and happily gave up her coin this week. God loves a cheerful giver!

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