Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Rev. James L. Snyder - Financial Tip of The Week: Pay Attention

RevJamesLSnyder 300 bKENTUCKY (8/25/13) - Enjoying a casual evening at home, I reclined in my favorite easy chair reading, while the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage was chatting on the telephone. I rarely pay attention to telephone conversations.

Then an odd phrase caught my attention: “plastic surgery.” My ears perked up and I heard my wife say, “I certainly agree with that article and I’m going to do some plastic surgery myself.”

You can imagine what thoughts raced through my head. When she hung up the telephone, I queried her about it.

“You do support me in this plastic surgery plan, don’t you?”

Nodding in the affirmative I assured her she had my full support in whatever she decided.

My motto is, “He who smiles and agrees with his spouse lives to smile another day.”

I plan to smile until the day I die.

Women, more than men, are a little sensitive about their appearance. For a man, “appearance” means he showed up. A woman has an altogether different approach to the term “appearance.”

Believe me; I never would have brought it up, but if that makes my wife happy, then whatever it costs, we can put it on a credit card. The only problem with putting something like this on a credit card is that by the time you pay it off you need another procedure.

She is worth it in my checkbook. I have no compunction whatsoever of writing out that check.

One day this week, I went to the Slurp N’ Burp Café for a quiet lunch. The issue was far from my mind as I enjoyed a delicious repast. As I finished my last cup of coffee, the waitress brought my bill and I pulled my wallet out to pay for it.

In searching my wallet for a credit card I discovered, much to my double chagrin, that there were no credit cards to be found. Somehow, I’d lost my credit cards. Perhaps, in the morning when I was getting dressed, they dropped out of my wallet as I was placing it in my trousers.

The problem with that theory was that all the other cards in my wallet were intact.

Fortunately, I had my cell phone and called my wife.

“Honey, I’ve lost all my credit cards. I’m here at the restaurant and I can’t find any credit cards in my wallet. Do you have any idea what I did with my credit cards?”

“I cut them all up.”

“You did what?”

“You said you supported my plastic surgery plan, didn’t you?”

“But, I thought...”

“You, thought what?”

Oh boy.

Dear reader: please disregard the first part of this column. If you happen to read my obituary in next week’s newspaper, you will know that my lovely, vivacious, eternally youthful wife did not disregard the first part and I’m currently Resting In Pieces.

I must confess that my hearing is good; it is my understanding that falls so far short. The only exercise I am really good at is “jumping-to-conclusions.”

This is common among many people who call themselves Christians. Their hearing is good but their “doing,” is not up to par.

The apostle James understood this truth quite well. He writes, “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves” James 1:22 (KJV).

It is not so much what you hear that pays dividends in life, but what you do.

Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com.


Disclaimer: The content supplied by columnists and letters to the Editor on this site does not in any way, shape or form, implied or otherwise, necessarily express or suggest endorsement or support of any of such content, statement, or opinions therein. SurfKY News does not necessarily adhere to or endorse content provided by outside non-staff sources.

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

In Other News...

Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare's Fourth Annual Golf Tournament Set for Aug. 29

MURRAY, Ky. (7/9/14) — The fourth annual Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare Golf Classic, Murray’s largest… Read More

Fenton Jetty Receives Maintenance

GOLDEN POND, Ky. (7/10/14) — The jetty next to the boat ramp at Fenton will be closed to foot and vehicle traffic… Read More

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

July 08, 2014 10585

UPDATE: Arrest Made in Shooting Death of…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 07, 2014 5739

Madisonville Police Bust Prostitution…

in Top Stories by Major Chris Taylor
July 07, 2014 5054

Parents Arrested for Leaving Minors in Car

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 09, 2014 3596

Madisonville Woman Arrested for Alleged…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 07, 2014 2863

MPD Responds to Fight, Drug Arrest Results

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

July 07, 2014 5739

Madisonville Police Bust Prostitution…

in Top Stories by Major Chris Taylor
July 07, 2014 5054

Parents Arrested for Leaving Minors in Car

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 09, 2014 3596

Madisonville Woman Arrested for Alleged…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 07, 2014 2863

MPD Responds to Fight, Drug Arrest Results

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 09, 2014 2483

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - July 9,…

in Top Stories by Crime Stoppers

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

July 07, 2014 1408

Section of Kentucky 1456/Newbolt Road in…

in News by Keith Todd
July 08, 2014 1400

Nashville Predators are Coming to the…

in News by Brittni Bunn
July 08, 2014 1329

Owensboro Police Department Reports…

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
July 08, 2014 1265

Owensboro Neighborhood Alliance Meeting…

in News by Abby Shelton
July 07, 2014 629

Owensboro Man Charged with Attempted…

in Top Stories by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

July 08, 2014 10585

UPDATE: Arrest Made in Shooting Death of…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 07, 2014 2697

Life of Muhlenberg Son Hank Becker to be…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
July 08, 2014 2354

Two Vehicle Collision with Injuries

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 08, 2014 2003

Graham Man Arrested on Several Charges

in Top Stories by Sheriff Curtis McGehee
July 07, 2014 1636

Business Spotlight - Red Door Trading…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 06social 21social 22social 04social 03