Sunday evening there was a fellowship time after church. A man walked up to my husband and me as we were finishing our snacks and introduced himself as the associate pastor. I looked at him as if he’d lost his mind and said, “Of THIS church?” (So embarrassing!)
I promise I do faithfully attend and serve at our church! After the fact, I remembered when they announced the new associate pastor. I remember because I looked at my husband and said, “I have absolutely no idea who that is.”
After visiting a few minutes, we discovered that the fact is we attend the early service and he and his wife attend the second one. Also they work with the college group on Wednesday nights, so we don’t see them then either.
My mom said she hopes that I can learn not to say the first thing that pops into my mind by the time I’m her age. Sorry, Mom, not likely, not likely!
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Ye.e.e.e.s… I have the same problem a lot of the time… Well, as long as you, your husband and the kids can live safely with your foot-in-mouth disease you will continue to bring life (and awkward silences) into gatherings …
Awesome! Actually, it might have been a good thing. The AP will know he’s needing to get more visible to his congregation.
My son always says what is his first thought…it’s getting us into some interesting spots, too, these days. I told him that if he were in public school, he’d probably have come home with a black eye by now.
I think what your mom actually said was she hopes you learn not to say the first thing that comes into your head LIKE SHE DOES before you are her age. It gets her in trouble regularly. Sorry you inherited so many of her traits. But life is never boring!
ha ha! That would be quite surprising 🙂 But, at least you guys will remember each other now 😉
HaHa. Esther, you never cease to crack me up.
I want to ask you to be praying for me this week-end. Dave’s parents get here tomorrow evening, and I’ll be spending MUCH alone time with them as Dave has to work 3 of the 4 days they’re here. God has been working a LOT in my heart over the last 48 hours, but obeying what He’s convicted me of is going to be HARD. So pray that I’ll remember what He’s pointed out to me and that I’d have the strength to obey. Thanks 🙂
My husband and you would get along famously… 🙂
Don’t worry Esther, I am certain that your sweetness covers up anything misunderstood that pops out of your mouth 🙂
Corinne Rodrigues says
Esther – Enjoyed catching up on your posts. You (and now your Mom) always manage to make me smile. I loved the kids in the office – trust them to ask a great question! Is that young girl you? 🙂
HA! That is so funny! I’m the same way. I have to catch myself all the time or say something else to try and cover it up, which ALWAYS makes me look even worse. UGH! I feel your pain!
Oh my goodness! That’s hilarious! You’re quite the welcome wagon! 😉
You are so funny!
I tend to say things before I think about them. My husband though, no matter what I do say, tells me I shouldn’t say those things.
LOL! The same thing could happen to me. 🙂 I go to a very large church and sometimes when an associate pastor I’m not familiar with goes up front to pray for the offering or whatever I whisper to my husband “Who’s that?” and then feel like a moron.
Hmmm…you sound like someone else I know. I have great trouble in that area:)
Haha…well, at least you’ll remember him now!
Ha! I hope he got a kick out of your comment!