Thursday, October 23, 2008

Just like last year, we'll have another guest Bishop

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.


Anonymous said...

After how bad things went last year, are you sure it's a good idea to have a guest bishop again? I really think Brother Malloy has learned much since last August. Don't you think he deserves a chance?

Rennie S said...

I'd want people not to tell about the newly married couple in the ward who did a bare chested money dance after their temple wedding...(the groom was bare chested!)

Parley P. said...

Maybe you should call a guest counselor--or two?
If you're not feeling inspired I'm sure Bro. Samuelson would love to do that for you and in your behalf, in the twenty minutes after church, of course.

Iggy Bloggit said...

two years running and you've missed the opportunity to call a woman as the guest bishop. now i'm no feminist, i just think it would go over well in the ward.

JonAli said...

Can our guest bishope hand out callings? Maybe HE will let me be the Ward super spy....or as you put it the "ward snitch"

Brent Festge said...

looks like it is time to hit up the ward for a piece of those discretionary funds.

Anonymous said...

I guess I should of read this blog entry before I had my interview with the guest Bishop. I might of let the cat out of the bag talking about how good Ben Merrill looked in his shorts last Sunday.