Garland Weeks

Audio / Produced by The High Calling


Mason, Texas, is the home of the late Fred Gipson, author of Old Yeller. In fact, at the entrance to the library in Mason stands a statue of Old Yeller and the boy, Travis.

The bronze was sculpted by Garland Weeks. People come from everywhere to view the work and to relive a piece of their childhood. In an interview for a television show, Weeks said, “When I walk into my studio, I guess it’s like a priest walking into his chapel.” Do you think Garland Weeks knows something about dedicating his work to God?

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge, urging you to see all of life’s moments as opportunities for worship. To go to our work, home, game, an event, or a party—“like a priest walking into his chapel”—it’s the high calling of our daily work.

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

(1 Pet. 2:9)