Same Old Same Old

Before Sunday evening prayer service, one our ministers allows people to share prayer needs with the congregation. We allow, even encourage, our children to speak their requests. My 2 daughters always name the same things: my older daughter’s skin condition and my chronic headaches. I am told they also name these same requests every Wednesday night in their Kids’ Bible Night classes. So recently my seven year old decided to save a little time. She raised her hand, waited to be called on, and then said, “Just the same old same old.” There was a pause, and then the adults in the congregation laughed out loud. This was funny on several levels. First, the way she said it was funny.…