RevJamesLSnyder 300 cKENTUCKY (9/22/13) - I guess I am one of those old-fashioned guys still wearing a suit. Only one thing I do not like about my suits. I feel most comfortable in the suit and so I have several suits that I wear on a rotating basis.

The only negative side of wearing suits is occasionally you have to replace them.

All sorts of reasons why a suit needs to be replaced and one is that you grow out of it or it grows out of you. Either way the suit has to be replaced.

Another reason is that something happened to the suit and there is some tear necessitating the whole suit being replaced. The key here is not to let my wife know that there is a small tear in my suit. The moment she discovers the slightest tear in one of my suits she begins her plan of having that suit replaced.

A slightly worn spot on my suit coat begins my wife thinking of replacing it. Trust me; I try to hide it as much as possible to keep it from the ever-piercing eyes of my wife who sees through everything, even things that are not there.

Despite my attempts to conceal the issue, my wife spotted a small tear on my suit coat. It happened to be my favorite suit coat. I can recall exactly when and how the split occurred. I kept that information away from my wife as long as I possibly could; now I had to pay the piper.

Early Monday morning we were off to the men’s store to purchase another suit. As soon as we walked in, we were greeted by a young man to which my wife said, “We’re here to buy a suit.”

I figured I better step in before the conversation got out of control. “We’re looking for a grey suit.”

“I understand,” said the young man as he thoughtfully pulled at his chin looking down the long row of suits. “And what color grey are you looking for?”

“Say what,” I said.

“What color grey are you looking for?”

As far as I was concerned, grey was grey and that was the color I was looking for.

“We have a variety of grey suits. There is a charcoal grey. Light grey. Dark grey.” He went on and on about the variety of grey colors in his shop. According to him, there were at least 50 shades of grey.

Believe me, there was not anything romantic about that!

All I wanted was a grey suit. To me, grey is grey. I do not want my suit to be a fashion statement. I want my suit to say nothing at all.

We walked out of the men’s store with a new suit and my wife had a wonderful smile on her face. I on the other hand, had a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach realizing just how much this grey suit cost me.

I have a new appreciation for what the apostle Paul said. “That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man” (Ephesians 3:16 KJV).

It is not the outside that really matters, but the inside of a man.

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.

Most Read This Week

August 31, 2015 6788

Man Convicted of Hopkins Countian's Death Granted…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 5986

Madisonville Gaining Two New Businesses

by Ron Sanders
August 30, 2015 3986

UPDATED: 'He Fought the Law ... but, the Law Won'

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 3140

Investigation Leads to Meth Trafficking Charge

by SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 2641

Kentucky State Park Camping Deal Offered in…

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

August 06, 2015 19486

Muhlenberg Woman Reportedly Suffers Violent…

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 12193

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

September 02, 2015 5986

Madisonville Gaining Two New Businesses

by Ron Sanders
September 02, 2015 3140

Investigation Leads to Meth Trafficking Charge

by SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 2531

UPDATE: Missing Teen Located

by SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 2358

Woman Allegedly Passed Out at Wheel Charged with…

by SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 1925

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - September 2, 2015

by SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 1231

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 1170

Gov. Beshear's Statement on County Clerks,…

by SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 1117

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 1041

Blood Drive Boosts Blood Bank Deposits

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 1035

GPD Conducting Safety Checkpoints

by SurfKY News