At noon today Tim Smith and I met at the Walmart parking lot just to talk. I filled him in on things that were going on in the family of God here. Then he began to tell me about his wayward stepson Charlie; who is addicted to drugs and uses him and his wife. Tim and his wife Norma Jean are emotionally distraught trying to help this young man but all effort has failed. I told Tim that he needed to turn Charlie lose, placed him in God's hand; that the Lord had a work for Tim to do and he didn't need to be emotionally and financially tied up in the situation. I prayed for Tim and he went away with a light spirit and laughter and his voice saying, "Thank you pastor!"