David, Goliath and Dog Food.

When news of a horrific crime reaches my ears, I often have a difficult time processing how such events and motivations could be possible.  It seems that I live my life, happy as a clam, content in my own world… and that I project my world onto others and use my lens to make sense of realities beyond the scope of my comprehension.

But that’s just normal processing, right?  We grapple for sense to justify moments that seem unclear.

…Just like toddlers.

In reading through Bennett’s Jesus Storybook Bible, we reached the story of David and Goliath.  There I was, enunciating clearly, using voice inflection that even a librarian would envy, thinking that Bennett was really following the plot and grooving along with me.

David and Goliath

Turning the page to see Goliath on the ground with the stone from David’s slingshot still beside him, and wondering if Bennett could possibly comprehend death on any level, Bennett pointed at Goliath and declared, “Giant… Diaper!  Giant… Dog food!”

And so, much like I try to relate to a world that often holds nothing in common with me, Bennett also found a way to identify with the giant, Goliath, who was clearly assuming the diaper change position… while laying next to a piece of dog kibble.

Because, you know, dog food can get away from you sometimes.


  1. July 23, 2014

    That is adorable!

  2. July 23, 2014

    Too funny! It’s all about personal experiences and context. Thank goodness for the variances between us.

  3. July 23, 2014
    Aunt Manny

    That’s adorable. <3

  4. July 23, 2014
    ruth owens


  5. July 24, 2014
    Great Aunt Ethelyn

    It made an impression on his mind and when you keep reading to him from God’s Word, it will make an impression on his heart. You well know this, because that is how your mother raised you–and her grandmother before her.

  6. July 25, 2014

    The best! All is in the eyes of the beholder ❤️

  7. July 28, 2014

    Wish I could see through those innocent eyes once again. But the fact that he can relate this to his world is precious. 🙂

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