Because … What memories this piece resurrected …

On the way home from a funeral today Nathan and I stopped for lunch. Today’s USA Today sat nearby. I picked it up and found Craig Wilson’s piece, The Final Word uproarious if for nothing else the memories flooding my mind. How about this for a teaser,

Even I knew not to ask a follow-up question when those four words (Because I said so!)

As I grew older, I went back and forth between two schools of thought.

One: I would never use "Because I said so!" on my children because I hated it so.

Or: I would use "Because I said so!" on my children all the time and enjoy it immensely. were uttered. And for that, I hated the phrase. It rendered me powerless, ending my press conference.

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Husband to Patty. Daddy to Kimberly and Tommie. Grandpa Doc to Cohen, Max, Fox, and Marlee. Pastor to Snow Hill Baptist Church. Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reading. Photography. Golf. Colorado. Jeeping. Friend. The views and opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as representing the corporate views of the church I pastor.