A GREEN BIBLE WITH A SKULL ON IT

Cooper has recently learned to say all the books of the Old Testament, which is great for a 6 year old. Yes, there are times when I feel like we’re doing a good job teaching our boys about God, and then there was yesterday. I had just told Cooper I liked his new Bible he got for Easter. (It’s a little white pocket New Testament with the words of Jesus in red letters.)

He said, “I think I’m going to sell my bible in a garage sale.”

“Why would you want to sell it in a garage sale,” I asked him.

“I don’t like white,” he said, “I really wanted a green one with a skull on it.”

Trying to figure out how I can encourage him about his new bible I ask him, “Cooper, do you know why your bible has some of its words in red?”

“I think those are the bad words,” he said.

What?

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I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast. Read 1165 articles by
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  1. Anonymous says:

    lol!

    that is hilarious. who needs comedians when you have kids?

    brian

  2. Brie says:

    Heh. You should have someone make him a bible cover that meets with his rather particular specifications. He’d love it.

  3. That Girl says:

    If I could’ve been guaranteed to get a kid like Cooper, I would’ve CONSIDERED having one! He’s the greatest!

  4. Anonymous says:

    I had a Bbile that looked like the one in the picture. I pitched it. It was KJV and I couldn’t read it. The paper was not that good either. I highly recomend a newer version with that green cover and skull. This post reminds me of a book I read. The title was something like ’20 Things I learned from My Kids’. Kids are great. All that formal, prim and proper just gets lost in translation. imho

  5. Brandon Price says:

    If it’s not you teaching him these things, it must be Lea (you know, when you’re not around).

    Or his big brothers.

    Or public school.

    Or just because he’s a six year old boy.

    And anyway, with all the Bible designs out there today, I’m pretty sure you could find that one.

  6. Monalea says:

    I love it! Kids are great! Thank you for sharing.

    Monalea

  7. Anonymous says:

    “Or his big brothers.

    Or public school.

    Or just because he’s a six year old boy.”

    I challenge this reader to become a fly on a wall in a PRIVATE school’s locker room and/or kid party. I think you will be shocked! Public school isn’t the enemy. Ask yourself this… what is the % of children in public/private school that have computers or TV in their rooms? Simply put the school with the highest income rates has the highest exposure to unsupervised media. Now think what kids can access on those monitors. Just a cautionary tale on watching your stereotypes.

  8. Lightening says:

    You know what I love about you Trey? You’re so real. It’s so refreshing. :) That was priceless! LOL.

  9. Stephanie says:

    I loved that….kids are so honest….it is so innocent….happy Easter…steph

  10. Robert Lukenbill says:

    Trey,

    If it makes you feel any better; on the way home from services a few weeks ago our son informed us that any questions we have for God now we won’t be able to remember when we get to heaven (such as we when we say, “when I get to heaven I am going to ask God….). His logic was that we won’t have our brains because our bodies don’t go to heaven only our souls.

    Oh how we love the logic of 7 year olds. I wish it were that simple!

    Good luck with the skull!

  11. Margaret Cross says:

    Hello, This is Brandon’s Mother! Hello Trey! Brandon has told me lots about You! I look forward to meeting Brandon’s “Church” family!

  12. TREY MORGAN says:

    Robert … that made me laugh. Deep thinking kid! :)

    Margaret… thanks for stopping by. I’m glad Brandon feels comfortable hanging out here. Blessings

  13. David Kirk says:

    Very funny post!

  14. Anonymous says:

    blue, huh?

  15. TREY MORGAN says:

    blue for a while. i’m so tired of the way my blog looks. It needs an “Extreme Blog Makeover.”

  16. James says:

    Do all these changes in the format say something? It takes me too long to change something like this. It is impressive you can change it all and keep up with the posts and the rest of your ministry.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Trey’s blog is having an identity crisis, or is it a mid-bloglife crisis?

    brian

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