Today’s sermon from North Presbyterian Church, Kalamazoo.
One of the occasionally amusing (and often annoying) things about living with young kids is that they tend to believe the world revolves around them and their desires.
My family and I stopped at a rest area in Ohio when we were traveling there a few weeks ago. On our way back to the car, my six-year old declared that she wanted a lollipop. I refused, wanting instead to get back on the road as quickly as possible.
She whined, “But I want a lollipop!”
I had a snappy comeback: “And I want kids that aren’t whiny!”
“Well then,” she said matter-of-factly, “you should have bought me a lollipop.”
I lost. She still didn’t get a lollipop, but I still lost the argument. To be honest, I didn’t even feel all that bad it. I was more impressed…
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