Friday, September 4, 2009

"Tips For College & Marriage"

No, this isn’t an advice column on college and married life.  I never went to college, except for taking a few classes through a community college.

My daughter and I made a three-hour drive to the beach yesterday.  While ordering some lunch, I noticed a paper cup sitting on top of the counter for tips.  It read “Tips for College & Marriage”.  Apparently, the cashier is going to college, and the cook is getting married.  The cook was a young college age man, and I thought of my own son who was recently married.  I want to say I gave them a tip, but I didn't have any small bills, and I wanted to give more than the little bit of change I had.  I would come back.

Later, while making the traditional purchase of salt water taffy before heading home, I noticed another tip cup that read, “Tips for College”.  I was tempted to pull out a pen and paper, but I didn’t, because I remembered that I hadn't really gone to college.  Instead, I pulled out a single green piece of ‘paper’ and put it in the cup.  I wonder if it really was for college since the boy behind the counter looked about fourteen, but I guess it’s never too early to start planning, right?  Perhaps I should have told him that the best tips, "... all things that pertain to life and godliness..." can be found in God's Word.

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