02/27/13 Grif.Net – Visiting a Babdiss Church

[A friend in Arkansas sent these observations]

You might be visiting a Babdiss Church if . .

. . the Call to Worship is “Y’all come on in!”

. . people grumble about why Noah let them varmints on the Ark. (Some
substitute “Yankees” for “varmints”)

. . the Preacher says, “I’d like to ask Bubba to help take up the offering”
and five guys stand up.

. . opening day of deer hunting season is recognized as an official church
holiday.

. . a member requests to be buried in his four-wheel drive truck because, “I
ain’t never been in a hole it couldn’t get me out of”.

. . in the annual stewardship drive there is at least one pledge of “two
calves”.

. . the only time people lock their cars in the parking lot is during the
summer and then only so their neighbors can’t leave them a bag of squash.

. . there is no such thing as a “secret” sin.

. . finding and returning lost sheep is not just a parable.

. . high notes on the organ set dogs in the parking lot to howling.

. . people wonder when Jesus fed the 5,000 whether the two fish were bass
or catfish.

. . the final words of the benediction are, “Y’all come back now, ya hear!”

~~
Dr Bob Griffin
bob@grif.net www.grif.net
“Jesus Knows Me, This I Love!”

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