I saw an exceptionally sad banner recently. Parents wished their son a happy 21st birthday. It was sad because it was filled with images of beer cans, whiskey bottles and tipped champagne glasses as if the only proud thing to celebrate about living for 21 years was being old enough to drink.
Twenty-one years. Some of us still have twenty-one years left to make the world a better place. But achievement is never found in the bottom of a whiskey bottle.
‘Whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue, and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.’’ Philippians 4:8
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You make a very valid point.
Thank you. You are kind and encouraging.
There are better things to celebrate than being old enough to drink. That’s the truth Stephanie. Love the verse. God bless you!
Thank you so much, Meghan. You are a star! Thanks for your kindness and support. God bless.
So true, Steph. That is indeed a sad image, and a sad reflection of what is probably to come.
Thanks, Val. I just read about Koos in your blog. I am so sorry – and deeply in prayer for y’all. God bless. And I hope to read a blog from you along the waterway soon!
So true, Steph, as any of us who have dealt with an alcoholic at one time in our life or another can vouch. True, not everyone becomes an alcoholic, but it’s not worth the risk, if you ask me. To kick off a young person’s life with that many bottles of booze is definitely sending the wrong message.
/Thanks so much, Sharon. God bless you.