The Quack Pack is Back!
Guest post by Troy Hargrave, interlinc’s South Central Regional Director
Did you catch the season premiere last night? Maybe it’s just a good escape from all of the craziness these days, but I am hooked on watching those redneck brothers on Duck Dynasty!
First, I must confess that I have become one of those much-maligned yuppies that Phil Robertson often blames for all of the bad things in America. Ironically, I am originally from South East Texas (where redneck is not a dirty word), and I have fond memories of growing up hunting and fishing with my Dad and brother. Clearly Duck Dynasty has a bit of a nostalgic appeal for me. However, one of the important reasons for my addiction is watching how each episode fuses in life lessons that honor the Lord and illustrate His clear blessing on their lives.
Oh yeah, and another reason is the comical musings of Uncle Si, who is the modern day equivalent of “Deputy Barney Fife” from the old Andy Griffith Show. He is high strung (it must be the Sweet Tea) and often in need of “Sheriff Willie” to keep him in line.
While recently traveling back from a conference in Branson, Missouri I ran in to “Mountain Man” while at the airport. He is the handyman character, who acted in person just as he appears on the show … sloowwww talking and keeping it real. He shared that he was baptized not long ago, and it happened on the evening that they shot the episode where he was in the canoe on the conveyor belt (when the boys were trying to “automate” their operation). He said that Jase had been witnessing to him for a while, and one day it all “made sense” and he accepted the Lord!
This cool story illustrates the ultimate reason why I love the Robertsons and their hit show. If you have not watched Duck Dynasty I would encourage you to check it out. It makes me smile and I hope it will do the same for you.