Erin Davis: Okay, I need some parenting advice. How do you help your kiddos—or your grand-kiddos—get out the wiggles!? Portia, how old is your baby girl?

Portia Collins: She’s two.

Erin: She’s two. I know she has a lot of wiggles! 

Portia: Yes! 

Erin: And how do you help her get out the wiggles?

Portia: I don’t! She just wiggles, and I’ve learned to live with it.

Erin: Gayle, how many grandchildren do you have?

Gayle Villalba: Four grands . . . and going on four great-grands!

Erin: Whoa! So you’ve got some experience with the wiggles. So a kiddo has the wiggles; help me, because I have four boys. We’ve got lots of wiggles! 

Gayle: I can’t help you. I think you run them hard and fast, when you can.

Erin: Yes, that’s my whole parenting strategy. Exhaust them! Sometimes when they’re in the car as we’re driving down the highway, I’ll say, “Nose on knees, boys!” Those boys have to put their noses on their knees for a minute, because their hands are . . .

Gayle: . . . whacking at each other, right?

Erin: Well, we’re not talking about the wiggles, really. We are continuing to walk through the book of Ruth. But in this session I want us to consider sitting still, spiritually speaking. When we have those kinds of “spiritual wiggles”—when we just want to wiggle our way out of a situation or take control of a situation—what do we do?

So, let’s recap …