The Trampoline

Santa brought the kids a trampoline for Christmas. Unfortunately, he didn’t put it together…the evil ole man! So, the task fell to me. Getting the trampoline together was fine, but the enclosure around it was a project that, because of some bad U-Bolts, took two weeks to finish.

So, on New Year’s Day, all 4 of us went out and jumped on the trampoline for about an hour. There is scarcely a greater display of joy in the world than a 4-year-old and a 2-year-old jumping on a trampoline for the first time with their parents still clinging to their youth.

It makes all the anguish of trampoline assembly purgatory worth it.

Dr. Tim Spivey is Pastor of New Vintage Church in Escondido, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on numerous websites, including:, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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