Conversations with Dad

This morning, I took Dad to church. I always feel a little tense because he can be very opinionated in church. Loud, too. It’s like trying to sit quietly, up front(!), with a four-year-old, who feels the need to point out the considerable girth of a few individuals…and the wild hair style of the singer lady.

As the sermon began, Dad reached down to pull out the pew Bible.

Now, my dad can’t tell time, he can’t remember to shave, he can’t really have a conversation that makes any sense, and he often slips up our names.

But that man whipped open the Bible, paged through the New Testament, stopped at the book of Acts, thumbed through Romans, found 1 Corinthians…realized he wanted 2 Corinthians, and zeroed in on Chapter 1, verse 3. Just the right text for the sermon.

Amazing! The mind is such a mysterious thing. But, then again, the Bible is no ordinary book.

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Anonymous says:

    I love this entry….

    His mind is fading but his soul still desires the word!