Something From Ronnie

Our former pastor and his wife have an adult son with special needs. One of Ronnie’s favorite things, especially around his birthday or at Christmas time, is to check the mailbox at the end of the driveway.

Knowing this, I decided to set up a Christmas card “event” for him. So, after getting his dad’s approval, I passed out Ronnie’s home address to several people at church, asking them to send him one.

Nancy and I ended up mailing him four! I picked out colorful designs with snow, evergreen trees, or Mickey Mouse wishing Ronnie a very Merry Christmas. Frankly, these cards had all the theological significance of Frosty the Snowman⛄️, but I thought our friend would enjoy them.

A Christmas card arrived yesterday in the mail from Ronnie’s parents. Opening it, I was delighted to find a message from him inside. This exceptional young man took the time to include a handwritten passage of scripture on the card.

Man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord doth man live.

Deuteronomy 8:3b (KJV)

I texted our former pastor and told him his son’s actions spoke as loudly to me as any of his father’s excellent sermons. I then attempted to read the card to Nancy without tearing up. I was unsuccessful.

Kind reader, I set out to brighten Ronnie’s holiday season by sending a bunch of Christmas cards his way. Yet he reminded me of something, and someone, much more significant—the Word became flesh (John 1:14).

Thank you for reading. 🙏❤️


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42 responses to “Something From Ronnie”

  1. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Yes, Manette Kay! It was a double blessing. We truly do reap what we sow. Thank you for shedding some light on this biblical principle. Happy New Year, and God Bless!

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  2. musingsofmanettekay Avatar

    Perfect story and testament of reaping what is sown. You sowed seeds of love and kindness, David, and then you were blessed with the same.

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  3. Dawn Avatar

    Wow! Inspite of his challenges, he is faithful to show the love of Christ, through sharing scriptures.

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  4. davidsdailydose Avatar

    That sums it up nicely, brother! Yes indeed, and the blessings continue!

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  5. davidsdailydose Avatar

    It was, and still is, Dawn! I saw Ronnie at our church’s Christmas Eve Candlelight service. I thanked him for sending the scripture to me, and he said, “I can send you one every week if you want.” 😀

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  6. jesusluvsall Avatar

    Seeking to bless, you were richly blessed 🙂

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  7. Dawn Avatar

    That’s wonderful ❤️🤗

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  8. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Ronnie’s dad texted me, after they saw the post, that their “hearts were full.” I thank God for His double, and triple blessings! And thank you for stopping by, Catsandcoffee. I love your handle, by the way.🐈☕️
    Merry Christmas!

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  9. Catsandcoffee Avatar

    That was an awesome thing to do and I love the response!

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  10. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Mitch. And a very Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  11. mitchteemley Avatar

    Merry Christmas, wise and kind friend.

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  12. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Agreed, Gary. I simply wanted to bring some sunshine for Ronnie, but God used him to bless me back.

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  13. Gary Fultz Avatar

    Wonderful real life adventure for Ronnie and back you created David

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  14. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you. As I said to another commenter, I feel double blessed! Thank you for reading and commenting. God Bless!

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  15. An Audience of One Avatar
    An Audience of One

    So beautiful! May God richly bless you for your thoughtfulness!

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  16. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Me too, brother!

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  17. Alan Kearns Avatar

    I can see a post on those scriptures coming from you sometime😉

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  18. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Yes sir! It blew us away too, brother. The scripture Ronnie shared doesn’t seem like a Christmas one—at least at first. But then I remembered John 1. Brother, this stuff will preach!
    PS. We are experiencing some Scottish winter weather at the moment. 9 degrees Fahrenheit with wind chills of -18. Very cold 🥶 for here.

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  19. Alan Kearns Avatar

    What a beautiful testimony David. It blew both Susan and I away by Ronnie’s thoughtful return message. If there is one thing we need to receive and share at Christmas is love, especially the love of Christ our Messiah. What a simple but effective act of love by you and Nancy, one I am sure had some smiles in Heaven’s throne room. God bless you and your family at this lovely time of year.

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  20. davidsdailydose Avatar

    That’s a great scripture to go with this post. Thank you, brother!

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  21. G.W. Avatar

    “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.” (Luke 6:38)

    This is beautiful, David. God bless, brother.

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  22. davidsdailydose Avatar

    This is why I had to call Nancy into the kitchen to read it for herself.🥹

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  23. God Still Speaks Avatar

    Good luck trying to read that without tearing up! I was unable to do so!

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  24. davidsdailydose Avatar

    You’ve described exactly how I feel, brother-twice blessed! It was certainly a wonderful surprise. Thanks for dropping in also for sharing! God Bless.

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  25. BG Avatar

    Don’t you just love those heartfelt surprises? Those moments when God suddenly overtakes us! He’s so good to bless us in the middle of our blessings!

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  26. Aimee Elizabeth Avatar

    Yes!!! I took him to a prom a couple years ago right before Covid and he had another one this year. We danced all night. 🙂

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  27. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I remember you posting about your friend before! I think you went with him to a prom? I’m glad you enjoyed the post! Thank you, Aimee, and God Bless.

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  28. Aimee Elizabeth Avatar

    I love this so much. The guy I work with who has special needs has taught me more about life than anything else. He writes and sends Christmas cards to EVERYONE every year and he puts so much thought and unique-to-that-friend thoughts in each one. This made me tear up and miss my buddy who I just saw yesterday. haha

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  29. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you. Yes it is! I had to call my wife into the room—to see it for herself—because I couldn’t read it aloud without crying. And I’m not a frequent crier.

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  30. Don't Lose Hope Avatar

    This is absolutely beautiful. It made me tear up too!

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  31. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thanks, Pete. I didn’t expect to be blessed back like this, but it happened. Blessings, brother!

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  32. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Yes it is—touching to the max, Simply B. 💕I’ve occasionally created fictional stories (based on actual events) to illustrate something, but this one is better than anything I could make up!
    Thank you for reading, and Merry Christmas to you, and yours, as well!

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  33. pastorpete51 Avatar

    Great idea Dave and what a treasure you have in the letter Ronnie sent!

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  34. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I sometimes struggle with what to write about, but then God drops something into my lap. Of course, I received permission from Ronnie, and his parents, to share. I sincerely appreciate your support of my little blog, Bridget. God Bless!

    PS. I’m still working my way through your book, “Every Day is a Gift.” I love it!❤️

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  35. SimplyB Avatar

    Touching story that I can relate to. My special needs sister writes me letters in similar hand writing. Always a blessing to receive. What a kind gesture on your part to bless Ronnie in this simple but meaningful way. Merry Christmas to you and Nancy and family!

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  36. Bridget A. Thomas Avatar

    Such a sweet story! Thank you for sharing!

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  37. Lesley Avatar
    Lesley

    God bless, David. 🙂

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  38. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Yes, it was most special indeed, Lesley! I plan to keep Ronnie’s Christmas card for the rest of my life. It is going in my special drawer where I keep very important things. Thank you for reading and commenting. God Bless!

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  39. Lesley Avatar
    Lesley

    Oh, that is SO lovely!
    Not just special needs, but special deeds. Thanks for sharing, David. 😀

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  40. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Manu. It feels like the greater blessing is mine.😊

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  41. Manu Avatar

    Such a heartwarming action on your part and a wonderful response from Ronnie. God bless you.

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