Lieutenant Stevens

Audio / Produced by The High Calling


Visit Columbus, Georgia, some time and drive down Macon Road to Dinglewood Pharmacy. Inside, taking up half the store, you’ll see a big, busy lunch counter. Since 1945, one man—Lieutenant Stevens—has run that counter.

Stevens is semi-retired now, though he still cooks up his original "scrambled dog." That hot dog keeps Dinglewood Pharmacy on the map.

Despite having worked there through Jim Crow and the turmoil of the civil rights era, Lieutenant Stevens has never soured on people or life. He greets all who come in with a smile and a hearty hello.

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. One pharmacy customer I know said to me: “In the whole world, no one more than Lieutenant Stevens in Columbus, Georgia, exemplifies ‘the high calling of our daily work.’ ”

Greet one another with a kiss of love. Peace to all of you who are in Christ. (1 Pet. 5:14)


*This message was sent to us by Keith Norris of Louisville, Kentucky.

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