Celebrating an exciting life, together

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Before I became a Christian and right after I got sober, Jeanne and I were having lunch at the original Airline Motors Restaurant. I made the mistake of saying, “I’ve had an exciting life!” Jeanne quickly replied, “That’s been my problem!” Needless to say, I got the message and didn’t say that again for many years.
Today, I have a very exciting life, and Jeanne doesn’t mind because she is a big part of it. I now can share the exciting things in my life because she knows that God is responsible for every good thing that happens to us.
Last Saturday as I entered Winn Dixie, I was greeted by a smiling black man who said, “Hi, Mr. K! How are you doing?” Before I could answer, he asked, “Do you remember my name?” I answered, “If you forgot, I’m not going to remind you.” He laughed and said, “Mr. Harold Keller, I will never forget you and what you did for me 20 years ago.” I interrupted him and told the cashier to call the police and report this man for wearing a muscle shirt without muscles. (On the contrary, anyone could tell he was in good physical shape.) He laughed and said, “Mr. K, you will never change.”
Being curious to hear what happened 20 years ago, I asked him. He said, “On Sept. 19, 1993, I was a drunk, and I asked for help. You
sent me to S.A.S.A.C. in Bogalusa, and I stayed there seven days. Then I was sent to Fontainebleau Treatment Center for 28 days.
I don’t remember that, but he
shared that he’s been sober ever since. That was God’s way of telling me that He uses me more when I don’t even know it. He unashamedly gave me a hug and said, “I love you.” Life doesn’t get more exciting than that.
As soon as I got home, I told Jeanne the details of my encounter with my friend. She was as glad to hear it as I was telling it. The reason being is that today she is a big part of God’s ministry of Get High on Life. Together, we have a very exciting life!
If you have any questions or comments, please write to Get High on Life, P.O. Drawer U, Reserve, LA 70084, call 985-652-8477, or email hkeller@comcast.net.