I decided to surprise my adopted grandchildren by visiting their church for Palm Sunday. The service at a Savannah Christian Church was so moving. I have heard the Crucifixion story hundreds of times before. But today, it was different. The minister expounded on so many details that I felt that I was at the scene that day. It was a powerful message. I left he church literally leaving things at the altar that Jesus has already paid the price for.
After service, my grandchildren, their parents and I decided to go to dinner. After pondering over the restaurant selection, my grandchildren’s mother suggested 1790s. There I was thinking Cracker Barrell, Chili’s, Mellow Mushroom or some place that’s kid friendly. But she said 1790s. Wow, I thought.
Well that’s where we went. The atmosphere was great, the food was above average, but the company was extraordinary. We had the best time just enjoying the fellowship. I can’t begin to tell you what a joy it was. My grandchildren are absolutely amazing girls.
While eating dinner, their mother informed me that the youngest, April, had recently won a 4H speaking contest. I asked April to let me hear the speech. “I don’t have it with me”, she said. April seemed a bit relived. I couldn’t believe that memorizing the speech was not a requirement for the contest.
Immediately, her mother turned and exclaimed, “I have a copy in my purse!” No one could believe it. But, we all wanted to hear her say that speech. ” Let me hear you!”, I said. “Please not inside this restaurant!”, April replied.
We comprised and she eloquently delivered the speech outside the restaurant. I gave her a twenty dollar bill for doing such a good job winning the contest. Public speaking is such a great skill to possess.
May Good bless those who enjoy public speaking and those who don’t.