Wednesday Word

Wow – another great year at The Dixie Classic Fair.  Beyond the cakes, the concerts, the cans of food and the collection of funds for a good cause … were ten days of stories.  Yes, even the monsoons of last weekend provided occasions for God-stories to be told as He weaves each of us into His divine plan.  The opportunity to experience first-hand interaction with these proves immeasurably valuable.

With each fair season, another story is always remembered – tomorrow marks 6 years since our friend and colleague Darren Stevens embraced the eternal.   Today, we open the Archives of the Wednesday Word to Oct 6, 2010 and present the final writing of Darren Stevens:

Hi Wednesday Worders… I guess if I had to title what I’d like to share today it would be: “Lord, give me patience, and give it NOW!”  I’m sure I’m not the only one who has uttered those 8 words.  Back in May of this year, our family began watching our new home being built.  Unlike the Extreme Home Makeover I worked on, my house wasn’t completed in 7 days.  In fact, we were told that we might be able to move in before Thanksgiving.  Then, in June I finally got serious about losing some weight and as of today, I’ve lost 30 pounds.  Here’s something for you to ponder – wouldn’t it be great to snap your fingers and lose all the weight you’d like or have a home custom built in 7 days? Well, duh!!  However, Rome wasn’t built in a day, and all my past pizzas won’t disappear in a day either.  I remember the line in Evan Almighty where God tells Evan’s wife: “When you pray for patience, does God give you patience or the opportunities to be patient?”  We all would like the first, but get the second.  Whatever it is – employment, finances, health or weight loss, hang in there and trust that God, in His perfect timing, will provide and that you will be able to look back and appreciate the journey!

Little did my friend realize where his journey would take him in one short week.  He moved into a “home that had been prepared for him”… Thank you for allowing me the chance to share his story one more time.


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Wally Decker
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Married my high school sweetheart (Diane) in 1987. She teaches kindergarten. We attend, fellowship and serve at Faith Missionary Alliance Church of Midway. We have three children: Tyler (20), Brianna (17) and Bradley (14) Obviously most of my free time (what’s that?) is divided between family, church and community activities. Got into radio at age 15…have been part of the WBFJ team since 1983. MON-FRI 1P-3P, SUN 6A-10A