Saturday, September 21, 2013

A Blessing or a Purse?

We recently had guests from the States.  Our pastor and my husband’s uncle came to Ghana for their first time; my father-in-law came too for his second time.  We had a great time with them.  Nine days goes by too fast when company is around!

We have a guest room, but it is in a different building separated from the house.  So, we decided to put everyone inside the house.  Our pastor ended up in Bonnie’s room; Bonnie is our five-year-old daughter.  As soon as Bonnie could get in a room with just her and our pastor, she told him that if he messed up anything in her room, he would be “sacked” and that Papa would get her room instead.  (The word “sacked” here is used instead of fired.)  We were a little shocked that she told him that.  He took it in stride and kept having her inspect the room on a daily basis.  When he left, he put one of her dolls on the floor standing on its head.

Our pastor got to preach in several different churches while he was here.  One night, he was preaching about things that belong to God.  He mentioned the tithe.  In talking about tithing, he asked people to raise their hand if they wanted a blessing.  Then, he told them to raise their hand if they wanted a curse.  Bonnie held her hand up both times.  Danny, our six-year-old, leaned over and said to me, “Mom, Bonnie thought he said ‘purse’ instead of ‘curse.’”  What girl would not want a new purse???

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Until next week, keep your sunny side up!


Rachel said...

At least she was honest - she wanted a blessing and a purse :) So do I!
Thanks for sharing all your stories that make me smile.

Jolene Sloan said...

LOL! I could picture both stories and they were hilarious!!!

Laura Consford said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the stories! Bonnie keeps us in stitches.

ginger said...

What a blessing to be so honest and straightforward. I think we will have a new purse for her when she gets home. Love you all!