Thursday, November 13, 2008

Oh Where is my hair brush?

Yesterday I had such a fun experience.

A friend from church has a daughter, Melinda,that is attending Beauty College. Last week I received an email from her mother that she was now accepting appointments so with my hair needing some love I set one up. Now I didn't remember that Wednesday's were half price days and I scheduled the appointment for a Wednesday. Wow I never saw so many sweet little older ladies flocking to the joint. Needless to say they were very busy.

The fun part however was watching Melinda. She is a perfect fit for this career.
I got so tickles as she opened every drawer and showed me all the combs, brushes, and every piece of equipment that she had received to aid her in learning the trade. She was so eager to share with me all her goodies that came with her tuition. I'm not even her mother but I was so proud of the excitement that she had for her career.

As Melinda worked on my hair it was so neat to watch her work. As she worked she easily talked about her training, all the people she was meeting and things in general. I had only been around Melinda on a few occasions (mainly cheering in the stands at a football game.) but she was not tense or nervous. The girl simply loved what she was doing and it was like a perfume filling the air.

The one thing that really impressed me was that Melinda wasn't afraid to ask a question to the instructors walking around the room. I would think a lot of young people would have said to themselves, "This is a friend of my Mom's I have to show I don't need help." Melinda freely asked questions. The instructors gave the answer and encouraged her. She did an awesome job. I was so pleased.

Reflecting back on the time in the chair, I started to hold it to our lives as Christians. Upon accepting Christ as our Lord and Savior we were given an abundance of resources for our walk with Him but are we excitedly wanting to share it with others? Do we dip into that well of resources and let Jesus be our adequacy as we share Him with others? We are given the freedom to ask questions to the lead Instructor, Jesus Christ, but do we shy away or think we have to show we don't need help?

I want to encourage you today to open up that resource drawer, reach for the tools God has instilled in you and share the excitement with others. May you fill the air around you with the sweet perfume of Jesus Christ.

"For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing." 2 Corinthians 2:15

Have a wonderful day!


P.S. If you are in need of a haircut, wax, pedicure etc...Just let me know and I'll tell you how you can visit an up and coming stylist in the area. You will see for yourself how she loves her career and she would be so excited to have you sit in her chair a while and pamper you.

1 comment:

Katie said...

I'm glad you liked your hair. It was so nice to hear from you. You have a blog and I didn't even know. Your blog is awesome. It is very dry spiritually here. There are not to many people like you that is for sure. It is a great place to live but there is not the christian influence that is for sure. I miss that about AR and you and some other great ladies. I got my own little mission field going and my own ministry. Everyday is an adventure that is for sure, I see such a need. Hope your doing well, we need some pictures of your kids on here.
Katie <><