Scene:  Afternoon.  In a desperate swipe for peace and quiet with a croupy, non-napping toddler, Mom has resorted to watching the Coco Cam after seeing it advertised on twitter.  This is a 24-hour peek into a random stairwell in the offices of Conan O’Brien’s team.  Cameron is seated at the other end of the table reading chapter two of The Prodigal God, which is the book we’re reading for our church small group right now.
Suddenly, a dancing taco appears.

Mom and Maddie begin giggling.  The giggles attract other siblings.  Eventually the noise grows louder.

Everyone but Cameron:  HAHAHAHA!  IT’S A DANCING TACO! HAHAHAHA!!!
Cameron:  I want to see!
Mom:  You’re almost done, Cam.  Just finish the chapter and then you can watch with us as long as you want.
Cameron (sulking):  Sometimes I feel like the older brother…

Luke 15:

25 “Now his older son was in the field, and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 And he called one of the servants and asked what these things meant. 27 And he said to him, ‘Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf, because he has received him back safe and sound.’ 28 But he was angry and refused to go in. His father came out and entreated him, 29 but he answered his father, ‘Look, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed your command, yet you never gave me a young goat, that I might celebrate with my friends. 30 But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your property with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him!’”

4 thoughts on “Overheard

  1. It is my next book club read in Nov. and did you know he has a new book coming out on justice. He also spoke at the Luasanne Conference today in Cape Town.


  2. Rach,The kids are in our small group with us, so we try to get them involved in the lesson most days. I thought this book was easy enough for Cameron, plus it's short and unintimidating. So far, so good with him.


  3. A random comment to go with the random dancing taco -I think you brine your turkey, correct? Do you buy a fresh turkey or a frozen? PW says don't brine a frozen one. More appropriate for an email, yes, but I was here, so I asked. 🙂


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