Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Weird Name And Wise Sons

Remember my post about my name?

Ok, so a while back Amy subscribed to a sports magazine as a gift for Ben, and used my credit card, with my permission.

In the sneaky way they do things, the magazine automatically renewed the subscription without telling us.

Paul found it on the credit card statement. He called in. It was a bit confusing, I guess, because Amy had ordered it for Ben and Paul was calling, and he didn't realize it had been on my card. And of course they can't just take care of it; they have to verify everything down to your mother's shoe size without giving you any hints.

I guess the guy on the other end, who won't get promoted to P.R. any time soon, decided to give Paul one hint: "It's this really weird first name on this account."

"Uh, yes, I guess that would be my wife, Dorcas."

See what I mean?

Two Quotes of the Day:
[In which Mom learns that her sons have more wisdom than she gives them credit for.]

The day before Steven's baptism, at which he was to give his testimony before all:
Steven: I'm getting nervous.
Me: Oh well, you'll live if you don't die.*
Steven: How is that comforting?
Me: Well, if you live, then you'll live, and if you die, you go to Heaven, so what's to be afraid of?
Steven: The living part.

*which probably qualifies as Dumb Things Adults Say to Children

Our church is going through some Serious Issues, which were on our minds as we headed for a church business meeting the other night.
Me, to Ben and Steven: Ok, guys, whatever happens, I don't want you to get bitter about God and church.
Ben: Actually, Mom, I think there's a lot more danger of YOU getting bitter than us.
Me:'re absolutely right.


  1. I'm sorry about the serious church business; I know it's really hard on the general church-goer, so it must be terribly difficult for those in the leadership and their families. I'll keep all of you in my prayers.
    I know I don't have to tell you...(but I will anyway!)
    God has mysterious ways and a plan up his sleeve. Nobody is going to thwart Him. You're in good hands.

  2. Anonymous--thanks. I needed to hear that.

  3. I actually said that you shouldn't get bitter either. I didn't say that it was more likely that it would happen to you.


  4. Oh, sorry, Ben. That's what happens when I reconstruct it later instead of writing it down immediately.

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