Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Life as a short preacher

Last week I was visiting with one of our 5th graders about being baptized. We were standing in the baptistery (sans water). I asked her if she had any questions. She said that she had always wondered what the cinder block in the bottom of the baptistery was for (our baptistery is level with the stage and it is easy for young ones to peer over the edge into it). I explained that shorter people will often stand on the block during their baptisms so that they they are easier to see.

She replied, "Oh, I always though it was for you."

I laughed, but the girl's mother shot her a look, as if to say, "That's not polite."

The 5th grader continued, "What?! That's what all the kids say."

Out of the mouth of babes. . .


  1. I love it! I sympathize, Taylor, everyone think I'm way younger than I am because of my height. I was told in the grocery store the other day that I look 16, even though I was probably closer to 18... I was like, "I"ll be 28 in a few months, but thanks for the compliment!"

  2. People always think I'm younger than I am. I'm pretty sure the height (or lack thereof) has a lot to do with it.