I’ve probably said this several times in the past but I feel the need to repeat it once in a while. Children in church – I know parents and family members feel a bit uneasy when the kids act up or make noise or cry and sometimes the parents pick them up and take them out . . . . stop it! YOU need to be in church and a lot of us actually enjoy the kids; they are a gift from God and they are our future. There is nothing that brings a smile to my face faster than a baby or toddler, and they always make me think of a church I attended many many many years ago where the preacher said at one point “don’t worry if your children make noise and don’t take them out of the sanctuary – I have a microphone and can talk louder than them”.