Friday, April 25, 2008

Brotherly Love

This conversation took place last night at the dinner table:

Older Brother: There are two other friends I want to invite to my graduation reception. I can’t think of their names right now, but they’re sisters. Adopted. One’s from Egypt and the other from Africa.

Little Brother: Well if she’s from Egypt, then they’re both from Africa.

[At this point you can hear the buzzer going off…AAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNTTT!]

Older Brother: [Face turning red…struggling to say anything…knowing little brother got him good.]

Well, you know what I mean.

[Older brother refused to acknowledge verbally the little brother was RIGHT!]

Older Brother: Egypt is a state in Africa.

Little Brother: [Gloating in victory. Knowing he’s got this one clenched. Finally one up on older brother.] No it’s not. Egypt is a country on the continent of Africa.

Older Brother: [making excuses and getting up from table to make retreat] I’m tired from work. I can’t think right now.

Hebrews 13:1 NKJV

Let brotherly love continue.

Blessings in Christ--

10 gracious comments:

Karen H TX said...

Shonda, Regarding your comment left on my "so deceived" post, I have thought the very same thing. Just think of the story of Saul/Paul. Here Saul was persecuting the christians and Christ turned him around and he preached for Christ and helped many to come to know Christ. Just think what she(Oprah)could do if she had a "come to Jesus" meeting like Saul did.

In regards to your current post...LOL, I have had similar events happen with my 3 boys. How fun to watch and listen too.

Starla said...

LOL, that was cute. :)

marina said...

You have me crying with laughter knowing you boys I can just see the look on older brother! LOL marina

Karen said...

That's too funny!!!!
Hope you have a great weekend!

littlerad said...

I love to hear story's of how brothers and sisters talk to each other... Thank you for posting it made me smile...

Tiffany Stuart said...

Hi Shonda,

Thanks so much for your comment on my Laced with Grace post, Untamed.

Appreciate knowing I am not alone in the battle for freedom.

Enjoy your weekend.

1godsgal said...

Hi there....I miss these kinds of interactions around our dinner table now that the boys are gone. I treasure them when the do happen. Why do we have such a hard time just saying...hey, you're right, good job? Have a blessed day...Debs

Ang baylis said...

These are the good old days! I feel like I was right there with them! Thanks for sharing! Brothers! :)
Angie xoxo

jennyhope said...

That is so funny Shonda!!

Becoming Me said...

This is such a great post. My husband has never been evil, but I know that applying this to our marriage has often blessed it so.