My Little Secret

Until now it’s been my little secret. (I’m typing quietly so others won’t hear).

In the bottom of the library workroom freezer at school there are two whole boxes of ice cream bars. I think they’re treats left over from a staff training, but what does it matter? I know where they are.

Every day, after lunch, I’ve been eating one, or two. It’s really not that big of a deal, I mean freezer burn will ruin them before Christmas, if someone doesn’t intervene.

This past Wednesday, I slyly opened the freezer–after looking both ways. And here’s what I saw:

Was someone on to me?

No. I checked with the library ladies: the books had gotten wet, and freezing them is the first step to fixing them. But why is this book in this freezer, above my secret stash? I mean, it’s a perfect meme, all I did was stand it up and take the picture.

You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

Jesus, Matthew 5: 14,16 (NIV)

Kind reader, this little “freezer find” is a message from God. His light within us should be no secret; the good news of the gospel is to be freely shared with others.

Duly noted.

But I’m not telling the whole staff about the ice cream. 😀

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59 responses to “My Little Secret”

  1. #hhhigh Avatar

    Ahhh, the story was getting excited … looking for end of the story ! (If it is any:d)

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  2. Don't Lose Hope Avatar

    I never even gave it a thought, David. We have lives outside of Word Press!!!

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  3. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you. I’m sorry it took me so long to approve your post. I was at school, surrounded by children all day. God Bless.

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  4. Don't Lose Hope Avatar

    Fantastic! What a great sense of humour you have!!!

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  5. musingsofmanettekay Avatar

    He gave a direct message to “share” here on your blog––and you did. Thanks!

    Glad you get to enjoy the daily desserts.

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  6. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Manette Kay. When I got my ice cream bar today the books were gone. It was truly a guilt free dessert. ☺️

    The library ladies insist they did not set me up. The ice cream sharing book just happened to get soaked. I truly believe God had a hand in it.


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  7. musingsofmanettekay Avatar

    David, your meme freezer photo is hilarious and provided a much-needed laugh for me. Your devotional is a perfect reminder about sharing our faith story.

    Regarding putting wet books in the freezer, it works. My daughter had a keep-sake children’s Bible from her grandmother that somehow got quite drenched. After research, we learned about the freezing method to evaporate the water and prevent pages from sticking together. The process salvaged the Bible. Afterward, it was much thicker due to the crinkled pages.

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  8. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Hey Tina! Thanks for the encouragement. God does have a sense of humor, surely. After all, He puts up with us. 🙃 Blessings to you, as well.


  9. Tina Avatar

    Your post made me smile and laugh David. 🤣😂🤣 Perfect from start to finish. Well done. I’m glad God has a sense of humor and shares it with His children. Blessings.

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  10. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you for stopping by, Funmi. A few commenters have rightly said that a greater blessing would be to share the ice cream. Of course, they are right. And we should share the spiritual ice cream (the gospel) too.
    I hope you have a great week as well! God Bless.

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  11. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, brother. I’m glad you got the opportunity to share with your optician. Personal evangelism has always been a bit of a struggle for me, though I grew up Baptist. In reality, it’s as simple as sharing God’s love and light from within. Blessings!

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  12. Funmi Avatar

    This made me laugh, Thank you for sharing! I definitely got the message and I always remind my Church members to not hoard the knowledge of Jesus.
    Have an amazing week!

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  13. Alan Kearns Avatar

    What a lovely post David, and a priceless Holy Spirit intervention leading to this post. Matthew 5:16 is one of my favourite, and most quoted verses. Incidentally I had an opportunity to let my light shine today with my optician who was curious at what I was reading and writing so much…I couldn’t let such an invitation slip by. 😁

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  14. davidsdailydose Avatar

    He’s one of my favorites, too. I appreciate your thoughts. God Bless

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  15. Chris Hendrix Avatar

    SCC is one of my all time favorite artists. He has such a way with challenging us as believers to live out loud. Thanks for always sharing your heart.

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  16. davidsdailydose Avatar

    The thought occurred to me that the ice cream doesn’t belong to me. It was purchased by the school for an event. To extend the analogy, the gospel isn’t my property either (other than it saved me), it is God’s.

    Thanks, Rainer. I appreciate your stopping by—even if shamelessly prompted to do so by me. 😇

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  17. The Devotional Guy™ Avatar

    Terri loved reading it, too.

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  18. The Devotional Guy™ Avatar

    Pure greatness. I love this post and the pictures. I didn’t know librarians froze books. So, what if what God is encouraging you to do is share your hidden stash of ice cream with your coworkers? 😃
    Good word, David. Good word.

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  19. davidsdailydose Avatar

    You are always solution oriented, Chris. I love it! Becoming more comfortable sharing the light of God from within should be the goal of every follower of Christ. It’s not like we need to drive around in a spiritual “ice cream” truck blasting Christian music—just share what Jesus has done for us.

    I’m reminded of the lyric from an early song by Steven Curtis Chapman: 🎶 “If they’ve got all this world needs, like they say, I wonder why won’t they give some away?🎶

    Oops, I’m writing a whole new post here.😊. Thanks for your input, brother!

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  20. Chris Hendrix Avatar

    Where is this school? I think I’m hungry for ice cream!😂
    You’re right though. What we have inside should not be a secret. At the church we need to help people reconcile their private faith with their public life so they can feel comfortable sharing.

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  21. My Life in Our Father's World Avatar

    The book in the freezer made me LOL

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  22. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Hmm…I didn’t think of that, Jo. I hope I don’t turn up in some hit TV show!

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  23. The Quiet Roarer Avatar

    🤣 I’d have been looking for the secret camera!

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  24. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Agreed, Barb. I attempted to make this very point in the dramatic conclusion to this post.😇

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  25. My Life in Our Father's World Avatar

    An ice cream stash, may or may not be a good thing to keep to yourself. 🍦

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  26. jesusluvsall Avatar

    I would have been tempted too but have found if I share with other teachers, they are likely to share with me lol

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  27. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Being the food loving teacher you are, I thought you would see the wisdom in my ice cream search and rescue effort, Matt.😔 Seriously, you’re right shared treasured opens doors to deeper relationships—with both God and man. I suppose this is the main take-away from this post: don’t hoard good stuff for yourself. Share!


  28. jesusluvsall Avatar

    Perhaps a message from God placed upon your “secret” stash lol
    If you shared them, wonder what doors it might open

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  29. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Run away from ice cream? Never.😋 The life lesson did hit home, however. Am I hiding the light of Christ? Thank you for reading and commenting, Andy B2.

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  30. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Mandy. Some life lessons from the Lord are subtle, but not this one! I appreciate your stopping by. God’s best to you, Nathan, and your little dog (sorry, forgot name). 😊

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  31. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thanks, Beth. Yes, it was quite a shock to see books in the freezer. I only noticed the title of the one by Mo Willem later. The application was more obvious than some of the analogies I fish 🎣 for.🙂 Our head librarian told me freezing the books slows down the damage—providing more time to work with it. Blessings!

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  32. Beth Alisan Avatar

    Love it David!! Mo Willem’s stories were amongst my girls favorites. Not only did the picture make me laugh out loud it also brought back a wave of Elephant and Piggie memories. Great application of your David’s Daily original meme. (Thanks also for passing on a tip from your library ladies. Wish I had known when the kids were smaller to throw wet books into the freezer first).

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  33. Andy Brown (andrewbrown100) Avatar

    Love this! Not sure what I would have done in your position! Close the freezer and run away? And a great message about Jesus too. Thanks very much

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  34. God Still Speaks Avatar

    Coincidence, I think not. Those library ladies can be sneaky!

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  35. davidsdailydose Avatar

    The initial shock was seeing frozen library books. But then I read the titles. The book about sharing ice cream seemed more than a coincidence. I think I’ll read it someday—after it thaws.🥶

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  36. God Still Speaks Avatar

    I lost it when I saw the picture of the book! Now I know why this Bible verse stuck out to me today! “God has brought me laughter! All who hear about this will laugh with me.” [Genesis 21:6] Because we are all laughing with you! In all seriousness, you are doing the right thing by not wasting perfectly good ice cream! That would be awful!

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  37. An Audience of One Avatar
    An Audience of One

    Well yes, clearly! Glad you heeded the call! 😁

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  38. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Somebody needed to step up and save this ice cream!

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  39. An Audience of One Avatar
    An Audience of One

    That’s great! 😄

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  40. davidsdailydose Avatar

    If I was a major social media influencer this ready-made meme would gets thousands of hits. 😂🤣😂

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  41. Aimee Elizabeth Avatar

    This is hilarious.

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  42. davidsdailydose Avatar

    My first reaction was to think a child played a prank. Only later did I read the book title. Yes, it was a rather direct message. I get these occasionally from the Lord. Thank you for reading and commenting , Manu. God’s best to you.

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  43. Manu Avatar

    You made me chuckle 🤭. I always like to extend my help in making sure that neither ice cream or cake goes to waste 😁.
    Reading the title of the book would have had me thinking someone was onto me. God does have his ways of talking to us. This was a very direct way 🙂

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  44. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I just asked my librarian why she freezes wet books. Here’s what she said: “It stops the water from continuing to damage the book giving you more time to work with it.”

    Thanks, Betty. I’m enjoying your stories from Yellowstone!

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  45. Betty Avatar

    Seeing that book would have given me pause, David. And perhaps a little guilt. Love the message, and I learned something about wet books. Maybe there is an analogy there, too. Even a wet book can be saved! Enjoy your Saturday!

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  47. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you. It’s a little “tongue in cheek,” but the message (from God) came through to me loud and clear.

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  48. Avatar

    Great story of a perfect intervention 🤣

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  49. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Exactly. You and I are thinking in sync on this one, Andy B. 😊

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  50. BG Avatar

    Love your posts man! So pungent! Stimulates the brain and the soul! Great job!

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    I wouldn’t announce them either….I think it just shows your initiative 🙂

    Andy B

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  52. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I’m glad you agree with me, Bridget. Many of my coworkers are also dieters. I don’t want them to “fall off the wagon.” Therefore, I will step up to serve. Or should that be 🍦 soft serve? Thank you for reading and commenting. Blessings!

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  53. Bridget A. Thomas Avatar

    I think what you are doing is quite honorable. You are saving the ice cream from being wasted. 😁 Great post and story! 🍦

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  54. davidsdailydose Avatar

    You’re welcome, Pastor Pete. The elephant on the book does look like Horton. “A person is a person, no matter how small.” That’s my favorite Horton quote.
    God Bless!

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  55. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Confession is good for the soul, BG.😊 Thanks for stopping by! God Bless.

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  56. pastorpete51 Avatar

    What a great way to start off my Saturday Dave. Thanks for the chuckle and also the insight. That elephant reminds me of Horton, who is my very favorite elephant of all!

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  57. BG Avatar

    Lol 😂 and lesson learned. I have eaten the last fudgesicle in the freezer! Just confessing there! 😇

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