The Marine Corps was the worst, and I was NEVER late. Your orders were: anticipate, traffic, flat tires, wrecks, dead battery, etc and allow time for it. So it was built in, our family was always early. That gave time to relax, chat and visit before the actual scheduled time. It worked for us.
Now it is a different story. Losing your hearing will do that. I want to be on time and don’t care if I am a little late, that way I DO NOT have to try to listen and understand what is said.
When you cannot understand the preacher, or speaker you occupy yourself at people watching. Today was one of those days. I could not understand a word the speaker was saying. So looking around the congregation of about 50 at the Camp Ground Church Service these are my observations:
1. One lady gave her husband a couple back rubs to keep him awake, I assume her husband.
3. Two boys entertained themselves switching their sandals from left to right feet. When they were tired of that they counted their money. Were you ever faced with this dilemma in church? I was, me and my buddies would see who could hold their breath the longest.
4. There were 5 other bald men, I was the baldest. (That means I win)
5. There were six folks who did not have grey hair. (I think a couple of those ladies cheated).
6. The young preacher looked familiar. I finally figured out that he looked like one of Sherry’s nephews, Cody.
7. Three people were sleeping (they had no one to give them a back rub!)
11. The service is supported by volunteers from the Caldwell Southern Baptist Convention. I have noticed that Baptist preachers and deacons tend to pray long prayers. That is not a complaint, we all need prayer. That is my observation from our experience of attending many different churches and denominations as we travel.
We hope you have a great Sunday.
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