My Preacher Man

Dale In the Barn

Someone was knocking loudly at my front door. I opened it and a man that I had never seen before stood staring at me. Solemnly he said, “Is the preacher man home?” I smiled and confidently said, “I’m sorry, no preacher lives here.” He insisted that one did live here. Then he gave me the story.

He told me that he had been to our house a year ago looking for a man that lived here 20 years ago. That’s when he met the preacher man, he told him the previous owner no longer lived here and had died years ago.

The stranger in my doorway then proceeded to tell me that it was no accident that he came to our house that day.  He was at a breaking point in his life and he was about to lose a lot. The man who lived here spoke into his life and said things that only God could have known he needed to hear. He said that his life turned around after that day and that he was here to say, thank you to that man.

After hearing the story, I knew without a doubt my husband was indeed, the preacher man.

It is a typical day to see Dale outside talking to people I’ve never seen before on our property. Stranger’s cars seem to consistently break down right in our driveway. Dale always knows it is an assignment from the Lord. I could write a book about all the people that have broken down here. While he helps them get their car working he’s ministering God’s love and His Word.

The man standing in front of me,  had been a broken down  man the year before. Dale gave him Spirit filled wisdom that helped him rebuild the broken parts of his life. I told him that the preacher man was outside working in the barn, I led him to Dale. They talked for a couple of hours and then the man left. Dale came in for lunch and didn’t say much about it until I asked him about the man.
It was just another day on the Glasgow Farm to Dale, ministering to strangers God sends to him.
I wonder what strangers would call me after one encounter with them.

Matthew 25:31-40 (NKJV)
“When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’
“Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40 And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’”


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  • carolyn williams said:

    What a blessing Dale is to always be willing to minister to others! He is a great man! You are blessed!

    • Thank you Carolyn! And thank you again for bring the meal to us after Christmas when we needed someone ministering to us! I love you and your family so much.

  • Angie said:

    Sharon, I just recently found your website. I love the layout and the information you posted. I would have loved to have met Liz Curtis Higgs. She is a great author so you were blessed in being able to work with her. God Bless.

    • I'm glad you found me Angie!You are so right, I was so blessed to be able to work along side of Liz. God amazes me all the time. Love,Sharon

  • Jill Beran said:

    Love this story Sharon! I call my son, Preacher Boy from time to time...he's a little farm boy too so I'll have to share this story with him and encourage him to start a legacy of his own! Praying I'll take a lesson from this as well! Blessings to you, Jill

    • Thank you Jill! Do you have 5 children? Blessings to you! Sharon

      • Jill Beran said:

        Yes, I do have 5 children! How did you know? Three boys and 2 girls...9 years to just turned 1. Excited to welcome my hubby and oldest home tonight after a week long fishing trip in Canada! I saw you from a distance at She Speaks...perhaps sometime our paths will cross!

        • Facebook photo of your family! They were so close in age that I wasn't sure some were yours. I'm thrilled to meet another family with 5 children. Yours are closer in age than ours. We had 5 in 12 years. I would love to meet you in person. Are you a speaker or writer?

          • Jill Beran said:

            Sometimes I forget FB tells it all! Your question has struck me...don't think anyone has ever asked me that flat out! Part of me wants to say neither, but I working to embrace the main point God gave me at SS - own it! Own my identity, gifts and calling... I honestly believe (though sometimes it scares me) He's calling me to both, but I've always preferred writing (and actually have a book published and pitched another) and speaking scares me (though He has led me to the stage a few times and I've survived to tell about it!!) Actually on Sat. our small town is hosting a women's event and Lisa Whittle will be our guest and I am able to share a bit as well, so prayers are appreciated!

            And yes it's not that often you meet another mom of 5, especially one who lives on a farm...I read about your farm...I grew up on a dairy farm and was the sister who'd never live on a farm, but here I am! And as we raise our children I am grateful! My husband's sister and family milk goats and we raise organic crops, so I can relate to what you share. My husband actually just bought a milk cow and I'll be honest I was not excited, so he'll be happy I read your encouraging words about having our own milk supply!!

            Blessings to you,


          • I know excited why you're not excited about the milk cow, it's WORK!We have many things in common, I'm sure we could talk non-stop! I'll be in prayer for your sharing at the women's event. Lisa Whittle is amazing too, you'll love her.