Masked Men of All Ages

Reverting back to childhood for a moment, I’m sure most of us spent some time in some of form of costumed attire. What about those masks? What was up with that? They made it hard to breathe, you couldn’t see where you were walking and those elastic straps pulled your hair and hurt your ears. Yet, we wore them anyway. Why? Usually, it was to get something we wanted (candy) or to make people think that we were something we were not (more sinister, more superhero or more saintly).

Recently, I spent some time in the mask aisle with my 10-year old. We found masks for every alias one could imagine. You could be as striking or scaring as you desire. It’s amazing how much things have changed in 3 decades…then again, it’s amazing how much they’ve stayed the same.

I don’t know about you, but it seems that I have a hard time keeping those masks packed away lately. File that in the “Should Know Better” category. To some, I want to be more of the superhero. To a few, I might desire to appear slightly more sinister. I guess to all, I would want to be more saintly. Fortunately, there are those who love me in spite of my masks. You’d think that would suffice my desire to appear as someone I am not. But, here I am reaching for the mask again…

Regardless of what you choose to do with this day, take comfort in knowing that when the mask breaks, falls or is taken off, there is One who still loves you despite the identity crisis. Now, that’s worth celebrating!

Wally Decker

Wally Decker

Married my high school sweetheart (Diane) in 1987. She teaches kindergarten. We attend, fellowship and serve at Faith Missionary Alliance Church of Midway. We have three children: Tyler (20), Brianna (17) and Bradley (14) Obviously most of my free time (what’s that?) is divided between family, church and community activities. Got into radio at age 15…have been part of the WBFJ team since 1983.

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Wally Decker

Married my high school sweetheart (Diane) in 1987. She teaches kindergarten. We attend, fellowship and serve at Faith Missionary Alliance Church of Midway. We have three children: Tyler (20), Brianna (17) and Bradley (14) Obviously most of my free time (what’s that?) is divided between family, church and community activities. Got into radio at age 15…have been part of the WBFJ team since 1983. MON-FRI 1P-3P, SUN 6A-10A wdecker@wbfj.fm