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Sowing Seeds of Faith©

August 21, 2010

During the 1960’s there was nothing more exciting than surfing for a teenager: Beach Boys music, parties on the beach and fun, fun, fun. Surfers dared to be unique. They acted and dressed different. Surfers wore pants with holes in the knees and T-shirts with surfer logos. They drove converted vans with surfboards on top. Surfers were so cool that I wanted to be one. My quest to be a surfer was foolish and I made a few mistakes along the way. Looking back, I discovered life lessons all guided by Scripture: Philippians 4:6-9. So, let’s go surfin’!

Lesson 1: Why Use A Battleship when A Surfboard will do? To surf, you need a board. Our beach had small waves so surfboards were short and light. I bought a board used in Hawaii that was nine feet long and weighed at least seven tons. We nicknamed it ‘the battleship.’ People on the beach laughed when they saw me coming. In the water, other surfers avoided me.

Good preparation beats frettin.’ Nike says, “Just do it!” God says in Philippians “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.”



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