FRONT-PORCH GOSPEL: Good news – it’s Thanksgiving again!
Welcome to Thanksgiving edition of our Front-Porch Gospel.
You won’t mind if we take a break from our 1973 life story for a week.
After all, it is Thanksgiving. And besides that, when we pick up with our life story, there will be a great deal of Thanksgiving there to talk about, too. Stay tuned for that.
By the time you read this, do you know you will be within, say, twelve hours of some good ol’ turkey and dressing and cranberry sauce and pumpkin, pecan, and apple pies, enough to keep you full ‘til Christmas.
If my guess is right (and they almost always are, or at least sometimes), by the weekend you will have cooked, watched football, told jokes, played games, plugged in a movie or two, laughed, and played with babies who – in some of our cases – are now our babies’ babies.
Plus, you will have been able to catch up on old times with relatives we haven’t seen since before some of their hair turned bright red.
Why, you may even be the relative with the bright red hair yourself!
And you and I and the rest of the world will feel good way down inside. I know that’s not grammatical, it should be ‘well.’ But I like it better saying ‘good’ sometimes. There’s got to be a difference between feeling ‘well’ and feeling ‘good,’ so I’m going to establish a new grammatical trend because it just makes more sense.
I’m not going to write a long piece this week (you’ve got cooking to do, a house to clean, and a hundred things to do besides to get ready for your company, so you don’t have a lot of time to sit and read – but that you are doing that now is a great compliment to us, and, for that, I thank you. And if you smiled even once reading today’s piece – well, that’s even better.)
It’s okay to cut today’s visit a little short anyway, because you know that next week it will still be Thanksgiving.
If you’ve sat out on the front porch with us any time at all you know that I just have a hard time moving past it, which is a good thing.
So, next week, as we get back to that life-changing Southern life-story, let’s talk some more about Thanksgiving. I don’t know what it will be, exactly, but my guess is that we’ll all feel ‘good’ inside even more than we do now. And my guesses are usually almost always right.
And with Thanksgiving, I know I’m right on that.
God bless you all and your families! Happy Thanksgiving!
Coach Steven Bowen, a long-time Red Oak teacher and coach, now enjoys his time as a writer and preacher of the gospel. And, after a ten-year hiatus, he’s also returned to work with students at Ferris High School as well.
In addition to his evangelistic travels, he works and writes for the Church of Christ of Red Oak at Uhl Road and Ovilla. Their worship times are 10 a.m. Sundays and 7:30 pm. Wednesdays. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call or text (972) 824-5197.