Mike Cope's blog

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Another age perspective. When Diane and I moved to Searcy for me to become the preaching minister at the College Church, our oldest parent was 48. My current age. Little did I know at the time just how young they really were! One interesting thing about working/ministering in a university environment is that you are the only one aging. The students remain 18-22ish year after year.

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  • Aging? You? Could have fooled me!

    By Blogger Serena Voss, at 3/08/2005 07:32:00 AM  

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    By Blogger Serena Voss, at 3/08/2005 07:32:00 AM  

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    By Blogger Serena Voss, at 3/08/2005 07:32:00 AM  

  • Do you have an addiction for preaching to your elders or something? You're still doing it, ya' know. ;)

    Greatgrandma Kathy :o)

    By Blogger Kathy, at 3/08/2005 07:37:00 AM  

  • I was already in a reflecting frame of mind because of the passing of Uncle Bud, and now you add fuel to the fire by posting about coming to Searcy back in the day! That was one of the happiest days of my life, the day we got the OFFICIAL news you were coming to College! Several years later I cried sitting in my pew in the balcony because you were leaving us. But there was tears of joy in with the tears of sadness.......you were going to be closer to better medical facilities for Megan for one thing. I also had tears of thanksgiving for the impact God had on SO many lives thru you! As a testimony to what God can do thru His people, His impact is still being felt in this community thru things you said and the way that you lived here......even after all these years!

    And yes, 48 is pretty dog-gone young! :)

    We love you!

    By Blogger David U, at 3/08/2005 08:06:00 AM  

  • Although you are aging, you've got some time before geezerhood encroaches.

    In fact, you're probably only at the half way mark.

    I remember while I was taking Jimmy Allen's Romans class in the late 80's he made a reference to that young, but good preacher at the college church. "He's young, but he's good. He's got some good things to say."

    Well, I guess you're just a "good preacher" now, not a "young, but good preacher."

    In fact, some younger people might say, "He's kind of older, but he's good."

    By Blogger Fajita, at 3/08/2005 10:14:00 AM  

  • For some reason, this post reminds me of an instance when I was wheeling my baby daughter around the mall in her stroller, her toddler brother in tow. Two sweet young things stopped me to admire them and told me what beautiful grandchildren I had.

    (Didn't Mike Cope once say something profound about accepting with grace the attempts at comfort made by others?)

    Sad thing is, that incident was about eight years ago!

    By Blogger Keith Brenton, at 3/08/2005 02:09:00 PM  

  • Hey Mike - you are old! I was thinking about the first time I met you, I had just lost my first tooth. Now, I have two kids and one of them is almost to the stage where she will start loosing her baby teeth. So how old do you feel now? Love - Mary-Margaret

    By Blogger Mary-Margaret, at 3/08/2005 02:54:00 PM  

  • I think aging is generally a matter of perspective. "Old" usually applies to someone who has spent more years on this earth than I have. My mom told me Sunday evening that my dad had cut down two more trees on Saturday. One, she said, measured at least 30" in diameter (these are REAL Kentucky trees!). Some might consider my dad old - however, I don't think he thinks of himself that way. He will turn 92 in September.

    By Blogger P Watson, at 3/08/2005 06:32:00 PM  

  • I think aging is generally a matter of perspective. "Old" usually applies to someone who has spent more years on this earth than I have. My mom told me Sunday evening that my dad had cut down two more trees on Saturday. One, she said, measured at least 30" in diameter (these are REAL Kentucky trees!). Some might consider my dad old - however, I don't think he thinks of himself that way. He will turn 92 in September.

    By Blogger P Watson, at 3/08/2005 06:33:00 PM  

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