Saturday, August 2, 2008

The OOOPS Haircut

I told her to cut it so it would catch on my shoulders. And layer it lightly. Well, in the end, I had a few strands of hair on my shoulders...the rest is layered...and it's just not ME. And Mozart doesn't like it. When I came home, he said, "I'll have to get used to it."

Oh well. Life is not a haircut.

I just finished reading "The Hiding Place" about Corrie Ten Boom and her sister, Betsie, who were sent away to various work camps and concentration camps because they harbored Jews in their home during WWII in Holland.

They went through some extremely difficult circumstances. Hell on earth. Yet their little Bible went through with them. At night, after a long day of hard labor...tired, sick, tortured, and dying women would huddle around and listen to Betsie read..."Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?...Nay in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us."

Many women were touched by God's love and light in that prison, because of Betsie and Corrie's willingness to reflect the Lord, even in horrendously painful circumstances.

They had haircuts, too. They had to keep their hair short, because of the lice.

Lord, help me to focus my thoughts and my time on the things that are most important in life.


Dawn said...

Good perspective on the haircut thing. I need to read that book again.

But it so often happens that they cut hair too short - for me, my hairdresser always leaves the top too long and I have to go back and have her fix it - almost every time. You'd think she'd learn!

BTW - what do I do these days when the tv's on? BLOG!

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

I don't know, I think your cut looks cute! I just got mine done before vacation and was going to go shorter, but chickened out in the end. It's getting more and more expensive to color long hair (smile).

I love the story of God's grace and strength in the lives of Corrie Ten Boom and her family. Corrie has definately been an inspiration to me and countless others. That story too of how they were actually able to keep their Bible and get it past the guards is amazing!

Hope your having a great weekend.


Dawn said...

BTW, I like your hair!