Sunday, August 10, 2008


To continue in the lighthearted vein that Donna has started -

I shared this last year with the pals but will repeat it -
My wife is very shy and reserved, one Thursday nite , I took her out with me and visited a man I helped get "back" on track with the Lord. Howard was married to a Roman Catholic woman named Joanne, she was very opposed to Howard attending an evangelical church. I set up a time with him to visit his home and I took my wife to help "soften" the atmosphere with her .
Thursday nite came around and we walked up on his porch and rang the bell -- thru the door's little window I could see "her" in the kitchen , sitting and "glaring".
Howard answered the door and invited us in ( one could "see" , he was nervous ) I put my hand on my wife's back and tried to move her in, my wife just stood there - I nudged her again and she just was speechless ( my wife was nervous too ) I said , cmon hon, let's go in -- she looked at me with exasperation and finally stepped out of her one high heel and walked into Howard's house - with one shoe on and the other STUCK INTO A KNOTHOLE on the porch floor ---
We all laughed and we had a decent visit -- we just showed that we loved them and witnessed to his wife -- she gave me a hard time, very anti-Bob , lol --
Years later, Howard ended up being a pastor in West Virginia and his wife got saved and sent us a letter saying how sorry she was for being so mean to us --- she said for years she felt bad about being so rotten towards me -- lol ------




Little Montreal Girl said...

I remember you shareing the "knothole story" with us before. I think of Billy Sunday's favorite Bible verse. He would say to his wife when things didn't seem right, "Honey, Romans 8:28 is still in the Book."

passing-thru said...

Lol -- good stuff Lmg --
yes on using "old" material --

Many years have passed and I wonder how "these" people are doing today -- that man Howard used to work in "Western Union" and I would drop in every day just to witness as he was cold and in a backslidden way -- every day I would just say hi -- then GOD --
did What HE does best ---

thanks for commenting LMG - praying your family sells that van -

Terry said...

Oh I remember too Passing-thru!
What a nice conclusion and cute story...Ha!!
Joanne sounds like a real sweetheart! What a soul mate you have!!!
Love Terry

Terry said...

Oh Little Montreal Girl. I am very bad at chapter and verse, so as soon as I commented to Passing-thru I scurried off to look up Romans 6:28..
Ha...Here it is!
"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."

Sure a good way to start off this old girl's Monday!
Thank you!....Love Mrs.. Shirkie

Vicki said...

Aw, that story tickled me, PT. God really used you and your sweet wife in an incredible way. PTL!