The following conversation took place on the way home from church services this past Sunday morning, between Cooper (my 6 year old) and myself.

Cooper: I fell asleep and took a nap through your sermon this morning.

Me: I noticed. I guess I’ll just preach the lesson for you again in a little while.

Cooper (now with a half-grin trying to be ornery): I guess I’ll just have to take another nap.

Me: Another nap? How many naps can you take in one day?

Cooper: How many sermons can you preach in one day?

Me: A lot.

Cooper (trying to keep a straight face): I can take a lot of naps.

Me: Is there anything I can do to make my sermon more fun, so you’ll want to hear it? (I should have known better than to ask that question.)

Cooper: You could do a little disco dance while preaching your sermon.

Wow, wouldn’t that go over well this coming Sunday!

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  1. Brooke says:

    At least you have honest kids. :) I can honestly say I never fell asleep in one of your sermons, but seeing you do a disco dance in the middle of one would definitely be fun. Let me know if you plan to do this, it will definitely be worth the 11 hour drive home!

  2. That Girl says:

    I don’t see how it could hurt…

  3. Jeanne M. says:

    Is “That Girl” agreeing with Cooper?? 😉

    I can’t stop laughing at Cooper’s honesty and ability to “outtalk” you. Does he have any plans to be a preacher? Do you know the story about the preacher who couldn’t understand why people slept during his sermon. He taped one, started listening, and fell asleep halfway through.

  4. bikegirl says:

    Does that mean you would
    Do a little dance, preach a little love, and they’ll come down (front) tonight?

    I know that was bad but I couldn’t resist.

  5. Jeanne M. says:

    Guess what! I’m going to get to meet Matt Dabbs this week in Florida.

  6. a cowgirl at heart says:

    I love these Cooper stories! They crack me up every time! I am uploading FOB run pics as we speak and will send them to you as soon as I get them into my computer! Look for them soon!

  7. kim says:

    i have to say that i would enjoy a little saturday night fever on sunday morining :) if you go with it we will of course need video for proof.

    ps. if you actually took his advice, and really did the disco thing over the top, i bet he would never snooze in your sermon again. maybe you should call him out of the crowd and have him dance it with you. absolute mortification will guarantee eyes wide open sermons… teehee.

  8. That Girl says:

    Bikegirl – you have missed your calling! You need to be writing instead of riding!

  9. cwinwc says:

    Perhaps Cooper has found the next and latest craze in “church” – “Disco Preaching!” Your first album could be titled “Sunday Night Fever.” How do you look in a white suit?

  10. Stoogelover says:

    I detect a series of books in this!

  11. willow says:

    use caution in your dancing… Cooper could end up needing therapy. hahahehehe

  12. Andy says:

    You made me think of when my kids were younger :)

    They are older now but still just as fun

  13. Anonymous says:

    Is your resume up to date? LOL

  14. wjcsydney says:

    Wendy looks forward to Trey’s disco dancing sermon debut on youtube…

  15. Amy says:

    Now THAT is a super cute story!! They sure do develop that whit at an early age don’t they!!

    We have NOT given up on church!! :) We have been and will continue to be gone almost every weekend until school starts!! We miss hearing your sermons, unlike Cooper, and are looking forward to being back!!

  16. makegodsmile says:

    Too cute! I have been feeling very “out of touch” lately as a 55 year old preacher and I was looking for some advice on becoming more relevant.

    It looks like God has brought me to the place to hear the real story from this young genius. Rather than reading books on preaching I think I’ll rent “Saturday Night Fever”. Travolta had some pretty incredible moves.

    Thanks for the smile!

    By HIS Grace!

  17. Wade says:

    Oh what greatness that would be!!

    Wear your shirt half unbuttoned so that it shows the big gold medalian hanging around your neck!

    I can’t wait to have these kind of conversations with my son!

  18. Anonymous says:

    i agree with “coop”, i love to see that on sunday. it might be a little interesting with the older crowd but you definitly would get some reaction. see ya’ll sunday

  19. Brandon says:

    Hey Trey! I am still here! I found myself going to myspace! Check it out: http://www.myspace.com/brandonis31

    I don’t like disco much!

    ps. Trey needs a myspace account! lol

  20. shei says:

    there’s been talk of the brown family sneaking over to childress sunday for church…but only if you’re gonna be dancin’!

  21. Cornelius Crew says:

    I’m guessing that you could get away with that where you are… I now some places that you couldn’t though!!

  22. One Observationist says:

    Funny. Thanks for the smile this morning.

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