The difference a letter makes …

I sent out my weekly e-mail this week. In my greeting line I generally address recipients – Hello Todd and Patty, for example. On this occasion my fingers let me down and I omitted the “O” at the end of “Hello.” You can imagine the sinking feeling knowing innocent people were addressed as “Hell Todd and Patty.” Wayne replied to my e-mail with, “I would expect that kind of language from the guy at the garage but not from my pastor. you could have used heck.” Aaron gave this reply, “Only the hell-checker would have caught that. 🙂 I did laugh, but it was at the thought of the reaction you were going to get from that hellacious greeting.”

I am hopeful others will find it a way to underscore the mere humanity of their pastor. Once the horror lifted I laughed at myself. I am grateful for JoAnn’s input – if that typo causes someone major problems they must not have enough real work to do… I appreciate you greatly – and even on my worst day couldn’t make this mole hill into a mountian. : )

About the Author
Husband to Patty. Daddy to Kimberly and Tommie. Grandpa Doc to Cohen, Max, Fox, and Marlee. Pastor to Snow Hill Baptist Church. Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reading. Photography. Golf. Colorado. Jeeping. Friend. The views and opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as representing the corporate views of the church I pastor.

2 comments on “The difference a letter makes …

  1. says:

    C’mon, what the he** were you thinking 🙂

  2. says:

    Actually, I meant to write: “What the hello were you thinking!”

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