Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Slice of Life: No Sheep in a Jeep, but A Ewe in the Pew!

We sit with our daughter and son-in-law and three boys (6 year old, almost 4 year old, and 19 month old) at church. I'm careful to keep the favorite manipulative kitty book stowed until after we partake of the sacrament, the most sacred part of our Sunday worship.

I didn't dare include a recent favorite book in my church bag knowing that it would elicit multiple animal sounds from our accomplished 19 month old who loves to quack, oink, meow, and bark as each animal climbs atop the horse. So imagine my surprise when I heard our 19 month old, sitting in Grandpa's lap repeating, "Baa, baa," during the sacrament (communion) portion of our service this past Sunday!

It seems that I had neglected to notice the sheep in our new book about the names of Jesus Christ. But I posit that it is good to be reminded of The Good Shepherd and Lamb of God when we're at church.

Here's the illustration that prompted sheep sounds from our little animal lover (from the book, This Is Jesus Christ, illustrated by Mallory Fiso).

I think my mother would have said, "God love him," and I simply must agree.


  1. Sheep sounds were meant to be in church even if you tried to prevent it.

  2. Ramona, this is a precious story. Your title is just right. Not only does your little grand know his sheep sounds but loves his books.

  3. When Jesus said "Suffer the little children to come unto me", He knew all about the shenanigans and noises they'd bring with them 💕

  4. I'm sure one reason is the 19-month old meows when he treats the kitty book...🤣🤣

  5. Great title. I need to work on my titles.