salon talk….

I love my clients in my salon. I love to get to use my artistic abilities, I really am the most blessed girl in the world. I mean, who really gets to work from their home and yet have your children right next door in the house? And most of all, I LOVE to (as I say to my clients) get to run my fingers thru their hair (heehee), give a massage where their is tension in the shoulders or headache, touch them, and love them as I create so that they can have a smile on their face and walk out my door feeling a little more confident in who they are, feel better, and maybe had a conversation that they might have not had had they not sat in my chair. I have all kinds of clients and enjoy each one (well mostly 🙂 )Sometimes it’s just girl talk, sometimes, it’s a male so many times edifying his wife or telling me about his work, or a child I cannot not eat their ear because they are so cute, just a good laughing session, or time for them to just relax without words and be able to rest, or tears that might bring me to pray for them, alot of times it’s someone finally being able to be the center of attention and needing an ear.

This client today, bless her heart, I have been doing her hair for many years. Walked thru loosing both her parents in the last few years and she is pretty much alone. She is part of a cult that is dominant in this area. I don’t bash her in her beliefs I just try to love her in a way she might not know. With no judgement, no being put on the spot or preaching to just doing my job and hearing her without condemnation. Today she walked in, DISTRAUGHT….I could see it in her the minute she walked in. Her brain was full. I asked her what was up and she explained she has been overridden with fear since the tsunami in Japan. I, in my mind said I understood what she was talking about to think of what those people are going thru…she looked at me with a look like I was the ‘crazy’ one.In her eyes, a time to think of herself, this is an alarm for her! She said, I am thinking of how it is that I would survive in a situation like that. I have been preparing and researching (she is very intellectual) as to how something like this would effect her and what she was going to do about it. I mean she was a NERVOUS NINNIE!! She has even performed drills to see how long it would take her to get her ‘stuff’ together, to go where? I don’t know.

I just listened, showed compassion, and didn’t advice, she has so much ‘advice’ that she has researched she doesn’t need me telling her what to do too.

Maybe I should open my mouth a little more about our SAVING Father but I just felt in my spirit she doesn’t need to be told she needs someone to show her LOVE!

It did sadden me, I don’t think she is alone in this ‘feeling’. I think it is the norm probably for non believing people.

We, as Jesus loving people take for granted the SAVIOR that we have, the protector, the provider,comforter,giver of peace, trusting, caring, the One who is, the One who was, and the One yet to come. Just by loving Him and knowing He loves me, assures me that I walk on solid ground even when it’s shaky. He gives me grace and mercy, directs and leads, and these things I can COUNT on. A woman such as my client is trying to walk this out with a belief that cannot do these things for her and look where she is. SO scared and fearful, so sad….I do pray for her. I am so grateful for my precious Father who saves.

April 14, 2011 - 10:47 pm

Jenay - Amen and amen!!! I told you a big part of your ministry is in that salon! Good girl for using your gift for the Lord.

April 15, 2011 - 12:59 am

Anonymous - Amen, Amen, Amen!!! Someone said something to me recently about the Tsunami and it possibly being a sigh of the end of days. I said I was not afraid of the end, I am sure of where I’m headed and I look forward to being with Jesus! This person just looked at me, like I was crazy.
By the way you are the BEST massage giver in the world, really I mean that! You get your hands on my neck and shoulders, you do it perfectly HARD and I melt!
Love you! A.

April 15, 2011 - 12:41 pm

Far Above Rubies - Marlece, what a beautiful post. I would love to be near you and get a new hair cut, tell of my highs and lows, and know I had a good friend to chat with.

What a ministry you have!!

Be well,

Jasmine xox

April 16, 2011 - 2:43 am

Jen - Oh, and I am so thankful for Him, too. what a great reminder you have given us in this story — that He is big and mighty and that we do not need to fear.

can you please move to Texas so you can do my hair and massage out my tension? 🙂

April 16, 2011 - 3:04 am

Big Fat Mama! - I agree with Jen – when can I come for a visit to get my hair done!! This makes me think of when Jesus called his disciples to the mountain and told them to go tell every one, every where in all nations to about him. Now we are his disciples called to tell everyone about him. It could be as simple as telling this woman a scripture about not fearing because of hope in Jesus, that would be enough to plant the seed. I know God will move you to speak his word, when the moment is right! He is using YOU!!

April 16, 2011 - 3:49 am

Lady Rose - Marlece,

I pray that your client, your friend will find Christ so that she can have some since of peace and comfort in her life. Your little story has also made me realize that I should not take the blessings that I have for granted, which is so easy to do in this life.

On a lighter note, I didn’t know that you were a “Hair-Artist,” ha! 🙂 I would love for you to run your fingers through my hair. This “bird’s nest” of mine sure could use a “new-do.” Tee hee. 🙂

Blessings,

-L. Rose

April 24, 2011 - 4:58 am

Nabila Grace - Oh goodness me I think you wrote this post for me ;o) I know exactly what you mean and have been there more times then not. PTL we have this job that is a ministry ;o) *hugs*

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