When You Call On Jesus

September 15, 2012 | 21 comments

 

Up there?

That’s me, at Linda’s beauty shop on main street of Marathon, Iowa, in 1973. I can still smell the perm solution, the Aqua Net, the stale cigarettes from Ben’s barber shop across the hall, and the frying hamburgers from the café next door.

At that age?

Absolutely.no.clue what would happen when that same girl would later call on Jesus. But I do know this: When the call is made, all things are absolutely, radically, and beautifully possible.

 

(Words on photo from a Nicole C. Mullen song.)

 

by | September 15, 2012 | 21 comments

21 Comments

  1. Megan Willome

    Look! You were already a reporter–phone in one hand and pen in the other.

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    • dukeslee

      I know. Crazy, right? But I turned out to be left-handed. I still have a corded phone, if you can believe it. 🙂

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  2. Patricia (Pollywog Creek)

    LOVE that song – I’m going to be singing it and worshipping all day now. Love it. Just love it.

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    • dukeslee

      Me, too, Patricia! It’s one of my favorites. Hope you had a great Sunday.

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  3. Cheri

    Lord, give us the gift of faith to call. All the time. For everything. (And I love that song!)

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    • dukeslee

      Hi Cheri! Thanks for being here, and for reminding us that God gives good gifts. 🙂

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  4. S. Etole

    The most important calls we make are to Him. What a little cutie!

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    • dukeslee

      Hi Susan! Awwww … thanks! It was fun to come across that old photo last night. Brought back lots of memories from my hometown.

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  5. Terri

    And on Easter too!! — Following from Twitter

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    • dukeslee

      Yes! Good eye Terri. 🙂 …. Did you have one of those Easter-egg trees, too?

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  6. Joanne Norton

    Made me grin when I first saw it… and, of course, knew it was you. AND calling on Jesus… and answering HIS call … are the most important events in our lives. Blessings.

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    • dukeslee

      Some of my friends say it looks just like my oldest daughter, Lydia. 🙂

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  7. kelli- AdventurezInChildRearing

    I had an outfit almost like that one! and that song – when I call on Jesus – is one of the ones I belt out at the top of my lungs on my beach 😉

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  8. Deborah Carlson

    Awww so sweet Jennifer!
    Call on me and I will answer you…
    o/

    In His love,
    Deborah xoxo

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  9. Diane Bailey

    Could you be any more adorable? No, you are darling! I would love to hear about the day you made “the call”.

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  10. floyd

    Awesome… Okay. A man’s perspective… Aqua Net and a lighter? Oh yeah, the best of times…

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    • dukeslee

      Too funny! 🙂

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  11. Karen

    I love how you got the point across with this cute pic…and how smells of the past bring memories to the forefront of our minds…I feel the need to reminisce….

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  12. Dayna DeLaVergne

    Oh, my goodness–what a GREAT photo! Thank you so much for sharing it with us! And your description of all the smells really takes me back!

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