From Katie: I consider myself a rule-follower. After all, character is who you are when no one else is in the room. Well, since this is my room I’m breaking the rules this week. Even though it’s Monday, I’m declaring today Wacky Wednesday. You’re not going to want to miss Wednesday. We’re talking Jesus Worldwide with a giveaway! PLUS, there will be a bonus post tomorrow at Melissa’s blog. Seriously friends, this week I’m breaking almost every blog-rule I’ve set. It’s going to be fun! <>< Katie
Nikki: Cory, get your hands off my mouth. I don’t know where those things have been!
Cory, age 5: [Slow, dramatic voice]: In… a… hippo.
Stephanie: Wait! If you get to put your fingers up my nose, I should get to put mine up yours!
Alex [Playing Sheepshead]: Whoever came up with trump and sheep deserves to be shot! Dad, no wonder you can’t remember anything: your brain is so full of that game! All I know is that if I do this, I lose; if I do that, I lose; if I do anything, I lose. It’s a dumb game. I think you just have to be the first one to say, “I win this hand.” That’s how you win. I’m going to try that next time!
Mom: He’s not even cutting [those people] down properly.
Matthew: I’m going to use your bathroom. Ah! Where’s the light switch?
Matthew: I have to go outside the house to use the bathroom?
Craig Groeschel: Don’t delegate tasks to the next generation. If you delegate tasks, you create followers. Instead, delegate authority to create leaders.
Stephen: Where’s my bladder?
Brett: You lost it?
Stephen: I just wasn’t sure.
Brett: I left it in your other pants.
Katie: You just put the microwave on my bagged lawn chair.
Alex: I don’t know how you can read—for fun!
Katie: I don’t know how you can’t!
Alex: I read three books. I’m done.
Katie: Yay! Only 49 more and you reach my goal for this year.
Alex: Only—for this YEAR?! Nope. I read three. I’m done for a lifetime. They were big books, man!
Dad: Good night, Sweetheart.
Katie: Good night, Daddy.
Dad: Good night, Sweetheart.
Mom: Good night, Daddy.
Nikki: Cory, you aren’t a snail.
Cory, age 5: Yes I am. This one time I licked jelly off my belly. That makes me a snail.
Doctor: Your thumb is broken. How did this happen?
Chip [Age 18]: My dad hit my with a sword.
Martin Luther: God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone but on the trees and flowers and clouds and stars.
Matthew: Hasta luego. I don’t know what I just said.
Katie: You just called me an elephant!
Matthew: Oh! Stephanie! How do you say that in Spanish?
Stephanie: ¡Eres magnífica!
Brett: I forgot Cincinnati and Chicago are not the same thing.
Jim: True worship is giving glory back to the Creator. Worship is using what God has given us for His glory, not ours.
Stephen: Why is there a fan in the bathroom pointing towards the shower?
Rebekah: It was hot in there.
Stephen: Oh, you aren’t hiding a hobo in the shower?
Rebekah: That’s the first thing you think of?
Katie: Be sure to double-check.
Mom: I’m losing cell signal. I’ll call you back later.
Katie: Ok, love you too, bye.
Stephen [singing]: Anna worships Jesus!
Anna: I DO NOT! [pause] Wait.
“Grace is the willingness to look for the reason why people around us do the things they do. It’s the desire to understand a person’s story and to see how that story shapes their choices. It’s the choice to love even when we don’t agree, when we know the person is “wrong,” when we see their decisions may be hurting themselves or others. Grace is the way God looks at me and says, ‘I love you no matter what. No matter what you do, what you believe, what you say: I love you.” – Pastor Warren (via Andi)
Mom: He did all of these ridiculous things that I knew I had to marry him because no one else would.
Katie: You did–and still do ridiculous things too like turn left on red.
Mom: No! I haven’t done that in like two years!
Will: [snod remark against Northerners]
Katie: Shut up and get in the car.
Will: A Southerner would never say that. A Southerner would say, “Bless your heart. Can you please get in the car?”
Katie: Shut up and get in the car.
Rebekah: I took six years of Spanish in high school.
John Ortberg: Too often we argue about Christianity instead of marveling at Jesus.
Mom: How do you turn the tires over in a minivan?
Dad: I don’t know but I did it.
Rebekah: He calls himself The Will Young.
Katie: I mean, he should, he wrote a book.
Jen: I didn’t know will wrote a book.
Katie: Yeah, it’s called The Shack. You haven’t read it?
Jen: I feel really stupid now. How did I not know that? Did he really write it?
Rebekah: Hey, Will, Jen doesn’t really believe you wrote that book.
Jen: Will, you wrote a book? How did I not know that?
Will: I don’t know.
Jen: What’s it about?
Will: This guy named Mack and he goes, well, returns to, a shack where he encounters God.
Jen: How long’d it take you to write it?
Will: Like a year.
Jen: How did I not know that? Why didn’t you guys tell me?
Amy: Are you going to get an autograph or photo with him? He’s famous.
Will: Actually, I’ve got to go.
Jen: Next time will you read it?
Will: It’s already on audio.
Jen: How did I not know that?
Rebekah: He led a big seminar on campus a few years back.
Jen: Really? I almost didn’t believe you because Will Young’s a common name but wow. That’s so cool!
Jack [age 3]: If I see a bear, I’m gonna scream like a boy!
Matt: Lead us, Moses. You have the staff.
Clayton [age 11]: No! He’s Gandalf!
Billy Bob: The problem with pcs is that they’ve got two buttons on the mouse when all you need is one. Take a screwdriver and pop one of them buttons off and it’ll work just fine.
Mom: We did really well at the grocery store–we only bought six avocados.
“There is great hope in realizing that your vision and passions have little to do with you. These are god’s visions and God’s passions which He set in motion a long time ago, timed perfectly for you to step into at the right moment.” – Justin Zoradi
Question Ball: Boris, what’s your life theme song?
Boris: I don’t know. I feel like that’s like nicknames, one of those things you can’t give yourself.
Freddy: “You Look Like a Lady.”
Christina: Mom! Katie just called me a ding dong!
Katie: No, I didn’t! That was five minutes ago.
Katie: Writing and reading give us the socially acceptable opportunity to live vicariously.
Dr. John Roberts: Hope must never be abandoned. It is the bond that links the shortcomings of yesterday to the bright promise of tomorrow. Hope is the light that drives off despair. It is the healing balm that eases the pain of disappointment. Hold onto hope every day of your life.
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