Sunday, May 30, 2010

Yep - I think I was 'drug up' just fine!

My pastor sent this in an email and I thought it was worth sharing!

The following letter has appeared on the internet and was viewed by many readers. Many felt it would be appropriate for the readers of Avoyelles Parish.

The other day, someone at a store in our town read that a Methamphetamine lab had been found in a old farmhouse in the adjoining county and he asked me a rhetorical question, "Why didn’t we have a drug problem when you and I were growing up?"

I replied, I had a drug problem when I was young:

I was drug to church on Sunday morning.

I was drug to church for weddings and funerals.

I was drug to family reunions and community socials no matter the weather.

I was drug by my ears when I was disrespectful to adults.

I was also drug to the woodshed when I disobeyed my parents, told a lie, brought home a bad report card, did not speak with respect, spoke ill of the teacher or the preacher, or if I didn’t put forth my best effort in everything that was asked of me.

I was drug to the kitchen sink to have my mouth washed out with soap if I uttered a profanity.

I was drug out to pull weeds in mom’s garden and flower beds and cockle burs out of dad’s fields.

I was drug to the homes of family, friends and neighbors to help out some poor soul who had no one to now the yard, repair the clothesline, or chop some firewood, and if my mother had ever known that I took a single dime as a tip for this kindness, she would have drug me back to the woodshed.

Those drugs are still in my veins and they affect my behavior in everything I do, say, or think. They are stronger than cocaine, crack, or heroin; and, if today’s children had this kind of drug problem, America would be a better place.

Yep!  I have to agree.  Here's the link if you would like to check it out ~
Train up a child in the way he should go,
and when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6 


  1. Had this as an email and made sure my kids got it :D Lots of LOVE in all that drugging!

  2. I agree! Good parenting is getting rare these days. I have 10 children and they are ALL good, functioning, hard working individuals dragging their kids to church and family gatherings, and social events etc. Yea! Thanks for your post!

  3. Very true, memories!

    PTL, Linda! If parents don't guide children, then who will?

  4. Thanks, Pam - I thought it was worth sharing when I saw it!


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