RevJamesLSnyder 300 aKENTUCKY (7/7/13) - Last week my wife made a request of me. She said, "Honey ..." Whenever my wife begins a sentence with "Honey," I know I am in for a sticky situation.

Honey comes from bees and whenever she so addresses me, I know I be in trouble, and be sure there is a stinger in it for me - somewhere.

Looking out the window with her arms folded, which means she is thinking about some job around the house for Yours Truly, she said, "Honey, don't you think you should wash the car?"

It never fails to rain right after I wash the car and have to wash it all over again.

"You know, Dear," whenever a husband so addresses his wife, it always means he is trying to find some way out of doing her request, while making it sound like he wants to do it, "it's a wonderful idea but it looks like it might rain." The key to this point is to put on a grimace and look up in the sky, in a thoughtful frame of mind.
"Yes, I think I saw a raindrop. It won't be long now."

By Thursday, I forgot the car washing idea and was standing around our living room looking out the window. It seemed harmless enough.

Have you heard the old saying, "An idle husband is a wife's workhorse?"

I heard that familiar word, "Honey ..." And a streak of panic flowed through my body, freezing up every muscle I still had. "Honey, our car really needs a good washing."

Before I could clear my throat, she added a phrase no husband wants to hear. "Don't you agree?"

If I say, "No," I am in trouble.

If I say, "Yes," I am in trouble.

I am duped if I don’t and doped if I do. How is a husband to win with the odds so stacked against him?

With a feigned meekness that would make St. Francis of Assisi envious, I said what all good husbands say under similar conditions, "Yes, Dear."

The next three hours found me outside, vigorously washing Old Nelly.

Just as I was putting the finishing touches on the wax job, I felt something cold on the back of my neck. At first, being engrossed in my chore, I did not pay any attention to it.

Then another - and another - and another. Then came the rain.

Glancing at my freshly waxed car, I saw drops of water cheerfully dancing on my mirrored hood. The thunder sounded like a heavenly giggle and before I could make it to the door, I was completely drenched.

Ducking inside out of the rain, I was greeted by my wife who calmly asked, "Oh, my. Is it raining?"

"Of course it's raining," I shivered, "I've just washed my car."

As I was drying off, I chuckled to myself as a favorite Bible verse came to mind.

"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." (Romans 8:28 KJV.)

Two things in life are for certain.

One: things will always fall apart.

Two: God can always take those things that fall apart and pull them together for His honor and glory - come rain or shine.

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


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. your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 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 on social media.

In Other News...

Matthew 25 AIDS Services Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement

HENDERSON, Ky. (11/30/15) — Matthew 25 AIDS Services has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses… Read More

HPD Investigates Alleged Shooting of Owensboro Man

HENDERSON, Ky. (11/30/15) — According to a Henderson Police Department report, on Nov. 25, 2015, HPD responded to… Read More

Most Read This Week

November 30, 2015 6316

Meth, Marijuana, Synthetics Seized during Drug…

by SurfKY News
November 28, 2015 5279

Local Teen Hospitalized after Officer-Involved…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
November 28, 2015 5002

Woman Charged with Counterfeit Money Leads to…

by SurfKY News
November 30, 2015 4475

No. 9 Steakhouse Rises from Ashes to New Heights

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
November 27, 2015 3648

Madisonville Man Charged with Attempted Murder…

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

November 17, 2015 17645

Ohio County Most Wanted - Top 10 - November 17

by SurfKY News
November 18, 2015 15931

Runaway Teen Returns on His Own

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

November 30, 2015 6316

Meth, Marijuana, Synthetics Seized during Drug…

by SurfKY News
November 30, 2015 4475

No. 9 Steakhouse Rises from Ashes to New Heights

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
November 30, 2015 2317

Alleged Thanksgiving Day Tantrum Lands…

by SurfKY News
November 30, 2015 1290

Sheriff's Dept. Arrests 2 Men on Drug Charges

by SurfKY News
November 30, 2015 1013

Pet of the Day - Asher

by SurfKY News
November 30, 2015 820

EDC Entrepreneurial Director Named Vice President

by SurfKY News
November 30, 2015 725

Hanson, HCIDA Officials Butt Heads over…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
November 30, 2015 569

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
November 30, 2015 473

Obama Takes His Reckless Energy Plan to the…

by SurfKY News
November 30, 2015 458

Single Vehicle Collision Leads to DUI Arrest

by SurfKY News