Monday, October 14, 2013

I am not OLD I am VINTAGE..

     This past week I was able to go on a trip to Branson with my mother and the Senior Adult group from Chisholm Heights Baptist Church in Mustang.  Let's just say I was the youngest person on the bus besides the bus driver.  We hit the road Wednesday morning at eight o'clock and didn't slow down until ten o'clock that night. I began to wonder what I had gotten myself into. I had packed plenty of books to read and just knew I was going to get a lot of down time because this was old people surely they would take things slow. I couldn't even read on the bus because there was nonstop talking, joking and story swapping going on. ( I admit it I was doing my fair share) The next day Silver Dollar City all day then a wild time at the Dixie Stampede. What can I say I was tired.  I came on this trip to relax, chill, catch up on a good book.  These old people were about to kill me. The next day the same thing shopping in Eureka Springs then the Passion play for the evening. They never STOPPPPPPED.
     Here is what I learned from my little trip with people who are a little more vintage then I am.
1.  When you pay money for something be sure and get your moneys worth. (In other words go till you can't go no more)
2.  It is great to travel with friends that share your love of life. (There was not one grump head in the group.  They were up for anything)
3.  There is one bond that is very strong and that is your Christian walk. Every morning after we had loaded the bus we had a devotional and sang. (I still get goose bumps just thinking about it)
4.  No matter how old you are you still have a ministry to the younger people around you.(Even if they are over 50) You never know who is watching.

These Senior Adults were a balm to this tired, burnt-out, less vintage, preachers wife. God knew that I needed the fellowship more then the books I had brought.  Thank you Lord

Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you.  I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you. Isaiah 46:4

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