This past weekend our youth went to the beautiful Ridgecrest Conference Center in Ridgecrest, North Carolina. Snow was still on the ground in the Smokey Mountains as we rolled in Friday night.
There at the conference center was a Lifeway bookstore where tons of students would take time between sessions to go shopping.
Me: It’s not that complicated, you know?
Student: What’s that?
Me: The Daniel Plan, it’s really not that complicated. It can be summed up in two simple steps.
Student: Really, like how?
Me: First, you go and get yourself captured by a foreign nation and held captive for a while. That’s the first step, and it always makes you lose weight. Second, just eat vegetables. Pretty simple, don’t you think?
Student: (With a puzzled look) It that all it’s about? Really?
Me: Oh, I don’t know, but that’s all the Bible really tells us about Daniel’s weight-loss plan: get captured; eat veggies.
Student: Then what else did you write about?
Me: (Equally puzzled at this moment) Huh?
Me: What?! Heck no! Wait, do you want my autograph? Buy one of the books and I’ll sign it.
Student: You’re not Rick Warren?
Me: No, sorry, I’m not.
Student: I guess that makes more sense, then. I was wondering why you would be standing in line staring at your own books.
Do I really look like Rick Warren? Really?