Keller: Local friend, visits make journey grand

Published 12:01 am Saturday, September 23, 2017

I’ve, casually, known Farris Guinn, originally from Jefferson, Texas, for at least five years.

Whenever he goes to Texas for a visit, I can always expect a jar of raspberry preserves from T. J. Blackburn Syrup Works, Inc. It’s the best I’ve ever had.

Two or three times a week, we see each other at PJ’s Coffee Shop and a few times we’ve gone out for lunch.

Wednesday, we had lunch at Middendorf’s in Manchac. Knowing it was my birthday the next day, he gave me a birthday card which said: “Take time to relax and rest on your day in the intimate comfort of Jesus’ unchanging love.”

During lunch, we spoke about his salvation at the age of 8. He shared that a teacher spoke about being a Christian and invited anyone to ask Jesus into their heart. He accepted the invitation at that time. Farris is a military veteran, has traveled the world, and is a graduate of UNO.

He spoke about the Second World War, the Vietnam War, politics, race relations and, in general, what’s going on in the world today.

He also shared his knowledge of the Bible and, specifically, about certain God-fearing men and their roles as Christians.

The lunch was very good, the conversation was great and it was an education for me.

One of the greatest gifts God gives us is the people we meet in our journey to eternity. I thank God that I got to know the real Farris Guinn.

If you have any questions or comments, please write Harold Keller at Get High on Life, P.O. Drawer U, Reserve, LA 70084, call 985-652-8477 or email