Next week my family and I will be unable to attend our ward. We're going to Lubbock Texas. It's that time of year again when we visit my mother and help her do some work at the fish hatchery.
And, just like last year, (read about it here) I've decided to arrange for a "guest bishop".
The guest bishop I have secured is an old college buddy of mine. He's true to the faith and has a large number of conservative neck-ties and I feel like he will do a bang-up job. When you see him next week, treat him with respect, just as you would treat me.
Also, don't tell him about the ward boat fund. I think that if you do he'll be jealous when he goes back to his own ward. And don't tell him about Mr. Wiggles, the ward dog, either. And come to think of it, don't tell him about how we just had "casual Sunday" and that we all wore shorts to church. And don't tell him about the snake that lives in the relief society room. And don't tell him how I burst out laughing during brother Calberts testimony last year. (So disrespectful. If he were still alive I would so tell him I'm sorry). But do tell him how I let any of the ladies wear fancy hats inside the church, like they sometimes do in those Baptist churches. (I love that about the Baptists). So while the guest bishop is here, mostly, just carry on like we're a normal ward.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Posted by Bishop Higgins at 10:59 AM