Saturday, August 21, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Meet me on the mountain is this year's theme. It makes sense: A mountain is a prime spot from which to jump.
My son, who is attending Vacation Bible School this week, is understandably very curious about God. Here’s a sampling of questions and answers--why I might jump off that mountain:
“What do people eat in heaven?” “Will I have to sleep on a cloud? I don’t want to sleep on a cloud. I want to sleep in my own bed with my blue dog and all my things. I want you to be there and daddy. Will you be there?”
“Of course I’ll be there…
And no; you don’t have to sleep on a cloud if you don’t want to. I haven’t been to Heaven personally so I don’t know what they eat there, but I am pretty sure it’s all your favorite foods. And yes, your beloved Blue Dog, who you’ve had since your first Christmas, will be there too.
And here’s the other thing: You don’t have to worry about dying or going to Heaven for a VERY long time.”
“But what if I die before you? I don’t want to be alone.”
“I’ll still be there.”
“I just will.”
“Does Jesus know Mother Nature?”
“If God is Jesus’s dad and God is powerful, why did he let Jesus die?”
These are just a smattering of the questions that Vacation Bible School elicits from loquacious, charming and curious son.
Saturday, August 7, 2010
To celebrate the paperback release of The Last Will of Moira Leahy, Therese Walsh is sponsoring the “My Sister and Me” contest on her Facebook Author page. The idea being that if you’re one of the winners, you’ll have a copy of one of these 51 books to keep and another copy to share–with a sister or a friend. Click here to see the list of generous authors participating:
And then, once you’ve drooled through the list, added these authors to your Twitter feeds and friended them all on Facebook, please go to Therese's Facebook author page, click LIKE it, then follow the simple instructions for entering the contest for a chance to win two copies of one of these books. Want to spread the word? Visit Therese's Facebook page to learn how doing so can earn you extra entries in the contest.