RevJamesLSnyder 300 aKENTUCKY (6/30/13) - My past week was an open commentary on “Murphy’s Law.” Offhand I am not quite sure who come up with this concept, but they must have had a week somewhat like my week this past week.

I had to go across town and endure all that traffic. It is not my favorite place to drive. Just as I turned onto a street, my engine sputtered a little bit. Then, much to my chagrin, the engine stopped completely. I hate when that happens.

I turned the key several times and then, I do not know why I did it, but I glanced at the gas gauge and the arrow was pointing way beyond the E. It is bad to run out of gas, but the worst thing for me about running out of gas is calling the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and asking her for help.

Thursday also had its issues. My wife wanted me to go to the store and pick up something and for some reason, I cannot remember it now, I used her car. Maybe it was because I did not want to run out of gas!

I got to the store, paid for my purchase, came out and tried finding my truck. I walked up and down and my truck was nowhere in sight. The only thing I could think of at the time was that somebody had stolen my truck.

I thought about calling the police, and then I thought better and decided I would call my wife first.

“I can’t find my truck,” I said trying to keep my voice as calm as possible not to get her upset, “I think somebody stole it. Should I call the police?”

Silence on the phone. Then I heard her say in a very calm voice, “Whoever stole your truck parked it in our driveway.”

It was such a horrific week and I was so deep in trouble with my Better Half, I decided to take her out Friday night for a nice meal on the town. I took her to her favorite restaurant and we ordered our supper, then set back and kind of sighed the week away. Maybe all that could go wrong has gone wrong and the week was about to turn around.

We chatted; I tried to skew the conversation away from running out of gas and misplacing my truck. Then the waitress came with our meal. I was ready to settle down, enjoy a scrumptious meal and end the week on a happy note.

The waitress set my wife’s plate in front of her and she smiled. Then the waitress set my plate in front of me and I freaked out. For some reason the waitress got my order mixed up with somebody else’s order and right in the middle of my plate was a pile of broccoli.

The only hope I have is that it cannot get any worse than this. I think David, the psalmist, understood this when he wrote, “… weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning” (Psalm 30:5 KJV).

As bad as it gets, as a Christian I have some great things to look forward to in Jesus Christ.

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.

e-max.it: 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...

LBL Invites the Public to Attend a Public Listening Session

KENTUCKY (6/1/15) — Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area will hold a public listening session from 6 to 8:30… Read More

Land Between the Lakes Upcoming Events and More

KENTUCKY (5/30/15) — The following events and more are scheduled to take place at Land Between the Lakes starting this… Read More

Most Read This Week

May 27, 2015 7336

VIDEO: Sparks Fly Over Hanson Rezoning Issue

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 30, 2015 6551

Study of Virus Attack on Cancer Sees Success

by Julie Heflin
May 28, 2015 6436

Four Charged with Burglary for Entering Elderly…

by SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 4182

Midnight Ride on Rabbit Ridge Ends in Jail

by SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 3961

Mandarin House Gearing Up to Open Soon

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 11258

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 8986

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 31, 2015 1300

Hot Button Item Draws Hanson Crowd to Zoning,…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 30, 2015 1213

Rods for Relay Raises Funds for ACS Relay for Life

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 31, 2015 1142

YMCA Summer Food Service Program

by Kelly Forbes
May 31, 2015 967

Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

by SurfKY News
May 31, 2015 948

Survivors, Caregivers, Supporters Gather for…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
June 01, 2015 809

Authorities Discover Meth Lab While Assisting…

by SurfKY News
May 31, 2015 714

Hopkins County Traffic Advisory

by Keith Todd
May 30, 2015 675

Whitfield Announces Congressional Art Contest…

by Ed Whitfield
June 01, 2015 625

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
May 31, 2015 589

LG&E and KU Unveil New Outage Texting Option…

by LG&E and KU News