We had our VBS program for the congregation today and the children were great. You know how kids will show up for Sunday School who didn't show up for VBS? Happened today and thankfully the craft leaders had made extra armor that we could let these children use if they wanted to participate even though they wouldn't know the songs. One child wanted to participate but when the certificates that say " Little Johnny participated in 2016 VBS and can recite Ephesians 6:11" were given out and she didn't get one her grandmother was a tad upset. Evidently this child visits her grandmother 6 or 7 times a year and when she does she comes to Sunday School. She doesn't come often enough that any of us even remembered her name. So grandmother says to me "she didn't get a certificate." To which I responded she didn't come to Bible School and told her what the certificate says. Then she said to me "so you're going to make her one, right?" I repeated what I had just told her and walked away. People are nuts.
"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody."