Lord I believe, help my unbelief.

"Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him! O people of Zion, who live in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. How gracious he will be when you cry for help! As soon as he hears, he will answer you. Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them. Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it."

Isaiah 30:18-21



Saturday, September 17, 2011

use vinegar on your jeans

Meet Pam.
Pam is a retired RN.
Pam drives the only Subaru in Austin.
Pam likes big green pens with yellow flowers on the end.
Pam knows how to get the crease to stay down the middle of your jeans, by sprinkling vinegar on them before ironing.
Pam is an angel.

*Rewind*

Made it to Austin. Promptly panicked about living in a small town and having nothing to do / being lonely. Went to a Bible study at Faith Evangelical Free Church. Which consisted of three women in their late 40's... and me :). One of those women, was Pam.

It'd been a tough week, filled with approximately 463 moments where I was about to pack my bike and ride the 120ish miles to the Minneapolis airport. Shockingly though, I didn't make it. I met Pam instead. It's not that Pam is so great. It's just that Pam was the perfect moment, in the midst of all the other hard ones. I said my goodbyes at the bible study and as I was leaving, she reaches our her arms and says, "I love hugs!". And gives me a big hug, whispers in my ear, "I'm praying for you."

This week, Pam filled my life with lots more of those moments! Which included filling my cupboards with groceries, getting me a bed and dresser and taking me to the farmer's market filling my hands with cash and told me to get whatever fresh fruits and veggies I desired! And then instead of probing me with all these deep questions about where I was at in life, etc. she bought me dinner and said, "I feel like the Lord wants you to know you have the freedom to choose." Which means a lot, and... too much to explain in a blog. But it was Jesus lifting my head.

2 comments:

Tara Jean said...

I love you so. And I am greatful for the Pam in your life down there!

joann renee said...

I'm grateful for the Pam in your life as well. Love you. Miss you.