Read this cute story in my inbox today:

Crystal, our five-year-old daughter, recently met an Amish girl her age. Within a few minutes they were off, hand-in-hand, to play. I caught glimpses of them chattering and giggling. Even though Sylvia, the Amish girl, spoke a Pennsylvania Dutch dialect, she and Crystal got along well.

Later I asked Crystal, “Could you understand anything Sylvia said to you?”

“No,” she replied.

“But you played so nicely together. How?”

“Oh, Mommy. We understood each other’s giggles.”

–Bonnie Hellum Brechill, 21st Century Christian e-Teacher Digest

Too bad that doesn’t work for the gospel …

#children, #language