As a children’s church teacher I’ve been told, “Guy, you’ve got the preaching down. It’s just the closing part you need to work on.” I’d always taken it as a compliment, at least until last Sunday. Poor little Jimmy… I just felt terrible.
Everyone has a favorite flower; some diehard gardeners have several. But whether you have a simple row of tulips or an elaborate sculptured garden of perenniels, one thing is the same: you've got to pull weeds or you won't have any flowers at all.
If you want a beautiful garden, you've got to be diligent about eradicating those pesky weeds. You can go away for a long weekend, but those "unwanteds" in your garden aren't going to take a vacation.
Some time ago Linda and I took our friends Terry and Maggie Kennedy to Horseshoe Beach to celebrate their birthdays which are a day apart. This is a beautiful area, right on the Gulf coast, with a restaurant overlooking the ocean.
As we were approaching the restaurant we noticed a boat loaded with sponges that the crew had harvested from the sea. Linda and Maggie became very excited and soon were engaged in conversation with one of the crew members.
A friend of mine said to me recently, "Old boy, how's it feel to be a member of the Over-the-Hill gang?" I mumbled something as politely as I could, but on the inside, I was a little furious. I may be getting older, but I definitely am not old! In fact, I plan to get older every day.