As you should know by now, I grew up in a small town. A very small southern town. At the time, I didn’t think so, but it really was a grand way to grow up.
I grew up beside corn and cows. We had cable and as I grew up we slowly went from 17 channels up to 23 when I left. MTV nor VH1 were not any of those channels and we didn’t get CMT until I was in middle school. In high school, our past time activities consisted of going to the drive-in theater (yes, half of us hid in the trunk) and cruising through town (making circles all night long along the main road in middle of town). In the summer, we drove out to the blue hole to swim or if we didn’t have gas money, we threw ourselves in the river that you can’t see the bottom of. The biggest event in town every year is the annual 4th of July Parade that everyone, and I do mean everyone, comes out for.
And by God, we had to be in a pew every Sunday.
I, particularly, along with most of my friends, had to be in one of the Southern Baptist variety.
Despite every one of us being prepared with paper and pen to pass notes during the entire service, I suppose our parents still thought that a little Jesus might sink into our skin.
Before I go any farther, let me say that I am not bashing the Southern Baptist churches. If you’ve ever been in a true Southern Baptist church for more than a hot second, you probably know they are a little different than other denominations.
There are certain aspects of Southern Baptist people that you just cannot duplicate in any other denomination. And I’m grateful for that.
While my friends and I have grown up and most of us no longer attend a Southern Baptist church, these quotes show that it’s still very obvious where we stem from.
Things Southern Baptist Kids Say When They Grow Up
I mean, your Easter outfit is the outfit of the year.
And when the gossip mill starts a churnin’…
There are some things even Jesus can’t hide for ya.
Quota met. #winning
Biscuits are in the oven, y’all.
I ‘spect he’ll be here for me any minute.
Bless it, Lord. Just bless it.
Happy Friday, y’all!