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A waitress after my own heart (standard:Inspirational stories, 956 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Feb 20 2011Views/Reads: 1480/896Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I am one who firmly believes the pen is mightier than the sword. Consequently, I have a fully stocked arsenal with every pen and pencil imaginable. I look with a jaundiced eye at the person who is ill equipped with writing instruments. I am fully prepared

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waitress after my own heart." 

As always, my good wife knew what I was thinking. She looked at me
rather sternly and said, "No, we cannot adopt her." 

It is rare that you find someone who was almost obsessed about something
as you are. Every time this delightful little waitress came back to our 
table, we always have a wonderful conversation about her pen 
collection. I was not surprised, but every pen she had seemed to have a 
little story behind it and she was eager to share the story, almost as 
eager as I was to hear it. 

Some people think that pens write stories. There are a few of us who
know that every pen has its own story. The pen lover somehow clicks 
into that story. 

"This is my favorite pen," she said to us towards the end of our meal.
"My husband gave it to me on our first wedding anniversary." I'm not 
sure, but I think I detected a wee bit of emotion in that confession. 

When the bill came and we got ready to go I hit upon a wonderful idea. I
pulled a napkin aside and wrote on it. "Here's your tip, sweetie." Then 
I selected one of my favorite pens and put it on the napkin and under 
the pen, I slipped a five-dollar bill. 

The Bible says, "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every
purpose under the heaven” (Ecclesiastes 3:1 KJV). Knowing that I have a 
purpose in life is wonderful, but knowing that purpose is more 

The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, 1471
Pine Road, Ocala, FL 34472. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver 
Springs Shores. Call him at 352-687-4240 or e-mail The church web site is 


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