The lord works in mysterious ways, they say, plus I think for a fact they are right. Of course, by the same token, things are only mysterious if you don’t have all the facts. You can look at something from a modern angle, learn some modern information, plus then it turns out to not be so mysterious after all. I say all this as a way of patting myself on the back for doubling the number of children attending the youth group meetings. The thing is, you can’t save souls if you don’t put butts in the pews, so both of us needed more people attending youth group. I had the plan to bring in the portable air conditioner I had in our spare room. It was old, plus sort of loud, but was still fantastic for cooling down a room. This was right in the middle of the summer, plus the heat plus humidity was genuinely bad this year, making the air quality entirely sticky plus damp all the time. By hooking up this air conditioner in the basement, I made youth group the coolest site to be. I mean cool in terms of temperature plus climate control of course, not the Fonzie way of being cool. Like I said, the first step was getting more people to attend church, plus that little air conditioner component genuinely fulfilled that section of the job. Attendance was way up, the air conditioner was chilly enough if even brought in a few teens who I think went to other churches. I think our church was just a little cooler.