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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Chronicles of Biscuit - "I'm Not Braggin' or Nothin' "

The Chronicles of Biscuit (Nickname for our youngest son)
This is our daughter's FFA show pig.  His name is Berk.  Last weekend was our county livestock show and during the show, while Lauren was showing Berk, Biscuit said, "Mom, I'm not braggin' or nothin', but Lauren's pig looks pretty good."  I agreed.  Berk did look good - for a pig.  Personally, I like red haired pigs the best....don't have a clue what kind they are, but another son shows one of them!

Biscuit thought the judge should pick Berk as the Grand Champion.  Berk did good - even won his breed (which is Berk, actually), but he didn't win Grand Champion. I thought Biscuit's comment was interesting (though it wasn't proper English using not and nothin') because I wasn't sure he realized what braggin' meant.  I guess he did.

Braggin' is something we've tried to teach our children not to do, but it's been kind of hard at times.  There's a fine line between being proud in a braggin' way and being proud in a non-braggin' way.  Being proud is okay as long as we're giving God the credit and not wanting credit for ourselves.  The pride comes from knowing that our God-given talents and abilities are being used to His glory and not our own.

I love this version of Proverbs 16:18:
First pride, then the crash—
the bigger the ego, the harder the fall. (The Message)


Helene said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog-I've missed yours.
Have to catch up on the recipes too!

Shiann said...

Berk is a nice one! The red hogs are Durocs =)

Biscuit knows his hogs! Good metaphor

Lori said...

Helene - You're welcome. Again, glad you're better.
Shiann - Thanks and thanks! Goats are so much easier to tell - they show in all the same breed. I still "judge" them by hair color, as to which I like best, though!

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