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Can I get an "Amen" for that? (standard:Inspirational stories, 911 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Aug 29 2010Views/Reads: 1284/714Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I must admit that I am not always right. Of course, I did not understand these dynamics until after entering the world of marital bliss. Although I may not always be right, I'm willing to "fess up" to it when somebody graciously points this out
 



Can I get an "Amen" for that? By Rev. James L. Snyder 

I must admit that I am not always right. Of course, I did not understand
these dynamics until after entering the world of marital bliss. 
Although I may not always be right, I'm willing to "fess up" to it when 
somebody graciously points this out to me. 

Fortunately, for me, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage has made
this the supreme priority of her life. Moreover, I must say, I am all 
the better for it. I, on the other hand, have made "fessing up," the 
supreme priority of my life. This has made for a wonderful team. 

Most people do not know when they are wrong. Nobody tells them about it
so they just go their way in the wrong direction doing the wrong thing. 


I take comfort in the unexpressed fact that I may not always be right,
but then, on the other hand, I am not always wrong either. 

I did not fully understand how this affected me personally until an
incident happened this past week. It's funny how one little incident 
can bring your entire world into sharp perspective. 

We were going out for a special occasion and just as we were ready to
leave my wife turned to me and said, "You're not going to wear that tie 
with that jacket, are you?" 

I take pride in the fact that I can match a tie to a suit or sport
jacket. I've been doing this all my life and at the time, I was not in 
the mood of having somebody adjust my apparel. 

"There is nothing wrong with this tie," I said rather smartly. When I am
right, I am right and I don't care who knows it. 

"All I will say," she said rather stiffly, "is that you will regret
wearing that tie." 

There is nothing more sporting, at least in a husband's frame of mind,
than a good challenge. And, if I say so myself, I was up for it, which 
only goes to show how wrong a person can be. 

I had just bought this tie a few weeks before and I was anxious to show
it off to my friends that we were going to meet. And, being the 
sporting husband that I am, I said as much to her. "This is my favorite 
tie and I'm going to wear it tonight no matter what you say." 

Can I get all the brothers to give me a loud, "Amen," for that. We in
the brotherhood need to stick together and there is no thicker 
brotherhood than husbands. 

She gave me one of her looks and then said, "Do what you want to do, but
I'm just warning you." 

I might mention that my tie was a nice bright golden tie with decorative
silver stars and moons sprinkled on it. The first time I saw it in the 
men's clothing store I fell in love with it. Not often do I go gaga 
over a piece of attire but this one rather caught my fancy. 

When we got at the restaurant all of my friends admired my new tie. 

"That's a terrific tie," someone said. 

"Where did you get a tie like that?" Another person chimed in. 

I will not say I took advantage of the situation; I did but if I have to
say it, you do not know me very well. Occasionally I glanced toward my 
wife and raised my eyebrows three times, which is a sign of arrogance 
on my part. I have earned this moment and so I was going to cash it in 
for all it was worth. 

But what I did not figure on was the fact that we were at a restaurant
serving all-you-can-eat spaghetti. I love spaghetti, and so I was 
planning to have a wonderful evening. 

All my friends were admiring my tie, and I was pigging out on all the


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