Dental Hummings

I say dentist you say…

Brethren and friends, following are a couple of interchanges my daughter (13 yrs, pictured below) participated in with her dental assistant during two different six month cleanings. The most  recent being just this week.

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“The last two teeth cleanings I’ve had the same dental assistant. The time before last she heard me humming, comented that it sounded like I was a good singer and said something about whether I was in a choir or not. That time I told her that the church I went to didn’t have a choir, and that everyone sang. She seemed surprized and mentioned something about no voices standing out above the rest. This last time, she mentioned it again, asking if I was still singing. I answered that I did, and reminded her that we all sang, as she had again used the word ‘choir.’ She later asked me wether I knew what I wanted to do when I got older. I told her that other than being a Christian, I did not have plans like that. She asked me if I might become a “minister of the word” (or something like that). I said that all people in the church I went to are supposed to do that and the only ‘position’ in the church kind of like that was being an evangelist, which my dad was. But I could not be one because it is not one of the roles a woman should take. She seemed uncomfortable and said there were a lot of oppions about things. Later I pointed out that her saying this told that she did not agree with me. She confirmed this and somewhere in the mix I said that men and women have different roles and women cannot usurp the authority of a man. She said something about her oppinion bein that men and women were equal. I said it’s not that they are not equal, but thay are supposed to do different things as roles. Later I asked if she had studdied the Bible. She said that she studdied in Catholic school. I asked if she studied by herself by looking up the verses. She vaguely agreed. I said God bless you and wished her a good day before I left.” 

“Bodily discipline is of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and the life to come.” 1 Timothy 4:6

I say dentist you say…Jesus!

Be inspired by this young Christian woman to make the most of your opportunities with outsiders (Col. 4:5).

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