What’s in The Box?

At church last Sunday, the pastor was giving a talk on the temptation of Christ, when the Spirit led Him into the wilderness.

The pastor brought out a big box and placed it on the pulpit as a visual example of temptation.

We were seated far to the right…far, far, far to the right. About 100 or so feet away from the pulpit. Mind you, this is a big sanctuary, filled with people.

My husband, who has never fully grasped that he has a lifeguard voice, whispered to me, “What’s in the box?”

The pastor stopped his sermon, turned to our area and said, “It’s a box of doughnuts, Steve.”

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. Mocha with Linda says:

    So did you crawl under your seat?! That's funny!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I'm embarrassed and I wasn't even there!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Ok. An addition to simple pleasures…… When Steve makes us smile without even trying!