Well Meaning Grandparents (and the scenes they cause)

Rev. Shane L. Bishop



Experpt from “Exactly as I Remember It”


(Fairview Heights, Illinois, circa 2011)

One Sunday evening after I wrapped up 6:00 church, I was headed to the car to scare up a late supper.  Melissa was already waiting on me, but I noticed that my daughter Lydia and her family were still in the sanctuary talking to some friends.  Since I never pass up an opportunity to see my grandchildren, I took the southbound exit ramp and called for my grandson Maddox.  The sight of Papa sent a twinkle into his eye; he ran to me and I scooped him up in my arms.  Maddox is two years old and he loves church!  He loves his Puggles class at AWANA (particularly snacks), he loves to play on the playground, he loves to run in the gym but he really, really, really LOVES the drums on the sanctuary stage. …

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Published by Rev. Shane L. Bishop

Senior Pastor of Christ Church, Fairview Heights, IL since 1997. I am an orthodox Christian but I am not in a bad mood about it. A Distinguished Evangelist of the United Methodist Church.

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