-do what i do?-

In church yesterday, Roger was leading a discussion on Philippians chapter 4. He was talking about verse 9: “Whatever you have…seen in me – put it into practice.” In encouraging us to to think about what Paul was saying here, and what kind of example we’re being for the people in our lives, he asked the congregation, “Can I tell that to my children? Can I tell them to ‘do what you see me doing?’ ”

Beside me, Avery perked up and answered out loud, “No.”

Ha! It was hard to concentrate on anything coming from the pulpit for a while after that.


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5 Responses to -do what i do?-

  1. Ginny says:

    LOL! We are studying Philippians at church right now, too. You never know what your kids will say!


  2. Oh, thank you Avery for a great belly laugh! I hope this didn’t make it hard for Roger to continue.

    I have every adult there could sympathize.


  3. Jeannie & Steve Smith says:

    I am sure she was referring to the “tree accident” or something of that sort…..we know he’s a great man…..I had to chuckle at that one.


  4. Mom says:

    I wonder what she was thinking… Of course they’re not capable of doing everything he does so maybe it was a valid answer. But too funny all the same.


    • ten4ruthie says:

      My opinion… When we have devotions as a family, Avery is pretty quick to answer questions, whether she knows the answer or not. If she feels like you’re asking a question that requires a “yes” answer, then that’s what she says. I really think she heard Roger ask a question that was almost sarcastic (or whatever) and she sensed that the answer he was implying was “no.” I don’t know if she even completely heard or thought about the question.

      After lunch, we asked her what it was that daddy does that she shouldn’t do. She couldn’t think of anything. One of the kids suggested “drinking coffee.” 🙂


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