Story Time- The First Time I Grew A Beard

It’s double story time week for our first week of January. Too much of a good thing? Perhaps but here we go.

The first time I a grew a beard it was actually unplanned. Yes, my great discovery was unintentional. It was the winter of 2017/2018. We had a long cold snap of artic weather, once again my Canadian readers can laugh and shake their heads, and due to the cold weather and it being winter break, I stayed inside and did not go anywhere. I also did not shave for those two weeks. One morning towards the end of those two weeks, I finally went out to check the mail. I realized my face felt warm and putting two and two together with my powers of deduction a little like Sherlock Holmes, I realized it was because I had not shaved. Boom-Discovery.

Adding to this, I went to church the first Sunday after winter break and some women at church told me I looked good with a beard. If men say it, I tend to ignore it because, well being a man, I know most of have us no clue about things like that. Having a face for radio anything that might constitute looking good on me stays, so the beard stayed and has been in different forms.

Might I point out that the disciples and Jesus would have had beards, so it maybe it is a bit more spiritual to have one. 🙂

This is now my fifth winter having a beard that keeps my face warm, which causes me to have sympathy for my women friends. Alas they cannot grow beards for the winter. I wonder if they wish they could?

I tell my students that I dye my beard white to look like a teacher, but they don’t seem to believe me. Isaiah 46:4 says,
Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you. I think white hairs count with this too. I have certainly seen Jesus rescue me at times. 🙂

So my blogging colleagues, let me know which beard you think is better. By the way no beard is an option. 🙂

Short Beard- taken at a coffee shop and coincidently a painting of a man with a beard in the background.

Medium beard

or Long beard- taken in the coffee area of church

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

29 thoughts on “Story Time- The First Time I Grew A Beard

  1. You look good in all three beard lengths, Matt. Maybe you could wear it longer in the winter, medium in the spring and fall, and shorter in the summer? But maybe this is what you already do!

  2. I like them all. I’d go with the one that is the warmest. 😊 Blessings! P.S. I recently stepped out in faith and ordered a Chai tea latte made with almond milk from Starbucks. It was the first time I’ve had a hot drink like that at a coffee shop in 10 years, and it was delicious.

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