Friday, April 17, 2009


I went with my wife to help her select a wig in anticipation of the effects of chemo. (She's cancer free now and on a clinical trial-more about clinicals in a later post.) Please understand that we were in a highly emotional state and could have been convinced to buy something that we might later regret. We were fortunate to have a recommendation. Ginny was an excellent sales person who guided us through the selection process. She gave us the time and guidance we needed. She also gave us hugs. She also told us of some competitors whose practices were cold and indifferent.

The end result was a wig that not only gave my wife confidence when in public, but also solicited some very nice compliments. "Your hair looks terrific" and "what great color" were some of comments, and these came from very observant individuals. (Collateral damage to her self image of her real hair styling and color is something we'll address at a later time.)

The point is that Ginny was more than a businesswoman. She was more than a salesperson. She was ministering to two vulnerable people.

I never expected it, and it made a big impression on me. It showed that, regardless of what we do, we can all be ministers. People are hurting, and some of the wealthiest are hurting the most. Yes, we can minister even in business.

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