My wife is a big wheel at the country church and is mixed up in all their affairs and doings. Every Saturday night they go down to a local park for young people's gathering - although anyone can show up, even old farts like me. It's more of a young family thing by the look of it. The adults throw a frisbee while the little ones play in the sand and on the playground equipment. There's not a face diaper in sight, and there's no social distancing.
I decided to drop by on Big Red to see if I could escape the scorching summer heat - we are topping 30C here right now. So I show up... and good lord. The kids. Two ripped young fellas were duelling on the tennis courts. I knew the younger one, he is already a manager where he works. The adults gaffed and flopped after a frisbee or chatted in groups. They had camp chairs, pop, and had moved right in. A young chinaman showed up and apparently he already owned two Husky gas stations.
When I was their age I was already into the booze. I worked shitty jobs for shitty boomers that didn't care whether I lived or died and paid me accordingly. They had problems of their own I guess. What a waste my youth was. I didn't know any better at the time, it was just the way things were. Us kids were supposed to find our own way. I remember so many of our friends lost theirs. They're still lost, some of them. When I was a kid Cheech and Chong were role models. Nowadays it's Annie The Tranny, and Mary Hotbox And The Butt Blasters. And they're going after the kids in elementary school.
I suppose I finally DID find my way... but the cost. And the wasted time. Find yourselves a good church, folks. Raise your kids right. Don't leave them to 'find their own way'.
Amen brother, amen.ReplyDelete
I'm 65 1/2 and retired....but can't find the moola to fully retire; knowwatimean? Took the advice of the elders, "save 10% of your income for your retirement".....ceptin, they didn't tell me about all of the stuff I would have to pay for for the spawn. Nowadays, you need to save 20%+ just to get a minimum payout for retirement.
About the church thing....if the mainstream churches don't wake up soon;they're going to have to close their doors. The youngin's aren't flocking to that style of church anymore. The youngin's want that homey, family feeling with their religion.
Sorry for the ramble; just some perculating thoughts for today.
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Sometimes you think you raised your kid right and they just decide they want to join the cult of liberalism. The things I did wrong I suppose I could count them. Life is one foot in front of the other. Sometimes it just all goes to shite.ReplyDelete
Right on bud. That is a pretty accurate view, at least from my perspective. We were more or less free range from our youth, and didn't get a lot of direction. Tuition at that school can be EXPENSIVE. Glad you lived through it.ReplyDelete
Well said. More times than not, taking the high road, grounding kids in Christianity, exposing said kids to as many positive experiences as possible, pay off in a big way. I have seen younguns go bad that had the best of raising and super parents My best friends daughter was in church every time the doors were open, taught to work, etc., but not long after graduating high school informed her parents she was gay. Young people whose minds are not fully developed are bombarded with commie and deviant propaganda. Keep you children and grandchildren near and dear. Pray they turn out right. We only get one chance and we had best make it count.ReplyDelete
What struck me was that those folks know exactly why they're here and what they are supposed to be doing. They have purpose and character. By contrast... so many just seem to drift along, looking for something to fall in their laps. These kids are smart, they have support, they have resources, and they have a plan. It is refreshing to see.ReplyDelete