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Can you hear me now, Uncle Sam?

Dr. James L. Snyder | 6/11/2013, 12:23 p.m.

“Thank you, Mary,” Henry said with the biggest smile I have ever seen him wear. “I’ve never been happier.”

At this point, I did not know what to do. Everybody was so happy with this rumor, especially old Henry, that the truth would have destroyed the entire valley. I did think of starting a rumor that Henry and his new girlfriend had a fight and broke up. However, on second thought, Henry was so happy these days, I just hated to spoil his life.

I never knew how that turned out. The last time I saw Henry he was smiling and thanking people for congratulating him on having a girlfriend. Some people need to feel happy, I suppose.

I guess it is my time to be fooled by my uncle, and I deserve it.

I really do not mind if good old Uncle Sam is going to listen in on my social networking “party line,” but I do have a few rules that I would like to establish.

Rule number one. Uncle Sam do not repeat anything you hear said on my “party line.” Let’s keep some of that stuff between us. Okay? Some of what you’re going to hear may not be altogether, what should I say, truthful. Especially, if you only hear a portion of the conversation.

Rule number two. If while listening in on the conversation of mine and the other party happens to be some salesman trying to sell me something, please feel free to butt into the conversation. After all, the salesman is trying to take a dollar out of my pocket and you know how much you want that dollar!

Rule number three. If the conversation you overhear is concerning you, keep in mind we're talking about the “other” Uncle Sam.

It is hard to keep anything secret these days. In fact, there is not much to keep secret anymore.

The only secret I’m really interested in is what God has. His promise to me is, “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not” (Jeremiah 33:3 KJV).

God hears me all the time and knows everything about me.