On the cruise, Donna, Lou and I thoroughly enjoyed the speakers and entertainment. We were inspired, encouraged, motivated, moved, and challenged in our faith. The humor was gentle, funny and sweet.
Each day, with each speaker and entertainer, we were asked to greet, show appreciation or congratulations by applauding. Each time it was requested, I wanted to do just that. It was a natural response to a full heart.
By the end of the cruise, however, my mind was stumbling a bit over the words that were used for a response. Each and every time, I think without fail, the same words were used: “Let’s give it up for . . .”
On Sunday, I was particularly happy to respond when one of my pastors used the evidently outdated words, simply “Let’s welcome ___________.”