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Monday, June 14, 2010

Tales from the trenches

ESL summer school...

Today my beautiful hispanic children were trying to decide what ethnicity I am. They knew I was not hispanic because my spanish is so bad, but they also discussed among themselves that I am not white like their other teachers. After a long debate, they finally just asked. "Mrs. Kemp, what's it called when you're not white, but pink with brown polka dots?" I couldn't answer due to my laughter.

Last week one of my little guys was walking around the room singing Taylor Swift, "She wears short skirts, I wear T-shirts...." all while doing his rockstar snap. Today the same little guy was walking around doing his rockstar snap and saying, "I'm dazed and confused. I'm dazed and confused."

I'm having fun with the kids, working with great people, and the best part is, only 14 more days to go!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Monday Morning Update 6.20.10

We experienced another fantastic Sunday at The Crossroads. We were missing several families who were on vacation, but we still had a great crowd. I love seeing how our families are starting to connect and spend time together during the week. Seeing the friendships developing is really neat.

The worship set was fantastic. It was a big, upbeat set. "Marvelous Light", "The Way", "Blessed Be The Name", and "Mighty to Save". The electric guitar is adding new dimensions and sound to the worship band. Jake, our acoustic player, played the bass today to give a deep foundation for this particular set. I had fun playing along.

I filled in for a friend today in the children's area. The kids were excited to see me and were anxious to share all about obeying (and not obeying) their parents.

Shawn continued his message series on family. I haven't really heard anything about his sermon yet. He said he thought it went well. I'm sure he did an amazing job.

The very best part of the day for me was about 3:00, when I picked up my two little girls from MeMaw's. I have missed them desperately this last week. It was good to sit down tonight to a full table at supper. Their spots have been very empty. I have enjoyed hearing their stories about all the fun they had at their grandma's house.