Story Time- Lost and Confused in a Women’s Clothing Department

I have a habit in late September and early October each year of looking at my students’ feet. There is a reason for that. Some of my students in my morning class are new refugees who have never lived in a place that has snow or cold weather. I look to see if they only wear sandals/ flip flops or they wear shoes. If they only wear sandals/flip flops, I talk with them through a translator to ask a simple question- Do you have shoes?

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A few years ago, we got shoes for two of my students who were new from the refugee camp in Thailand. They had shoes, but then I realized they would need socks.

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Off I went to a Shopko store to buy them some socks. I went to a strange realm called the Women’s Department and got confused.

I should say that I have found my way through some of the largest international airports in the world traveling alone. I have found my way through the streets of cities in other countries.

But I was lost in the Women’s Department. I must have looked confused because a sales clerk came up to me to ask if I needed help. I said, “I need to buy socks for two of my students.” She showed me some fancy frilly socks of all kinds of colors.

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I still looked confused. Then I said, “I want their feet to be warm for winter.” Then she showed me the Women’s Sports socks. Basically the same as Men’s only smaller and with pink toes. I bought two packages for my students.

My students were happy to have the socks. Their feet stayed warm all winter.

It is good to have a guide like the young woman who worked in the store when we foray into new ventures.

One of the many comforting things about knowing Jesus is that he not only knows the way, HE IS THE WAY. In John 14 Jesus said:

“Jesus answered, β€œI am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

No matter what we go through, experience, and encounter in life, Jesus already knows the outcome. He knows the way through it because he is the way. He has no boundaries of time, so he is already in our future.

So for me it is best to ask Jesus before I get lost along the way just as I should have done immediately upon entering that strange unknown to me world of the Women’s Clothing Department.

Maybe since I now have experience shopping in a Women’s Department, a few of my little sister bloggers will want some fashion advice from me. Let’s see, maybe Dawn of drawingclosertochrist.com , Brenda of becominghistapestry.com , Herry of herrychiccounsels.com , Deandra of deandrahurst.com , Yeka of passcodelove.com , Saania of saania2806.wordpress.com , Kim of fearandovercome.wordpress.com , Sonrisa of livingbyfaith.travel.blog Charli Jo of charlijosblog.wordpress.com , Sherita of plantingseedsingodsgrowinggarden.wordpress.com. Which of you would like a FREE Fashion consultation from me? haha

Thank you for reading. God Bless

39 thoughts on “Story Time- Lost and Confused in a Women’s Clothing Department

  1. Haha love it!!! And yes actually I need some fashion advice please πŸ€” Saturday
    we celebrate my grandson’s 16th birthday. I have spent three days searching the β€œWomen’s Clothing Department” but found nothing .πŸ€”… any suggestions would be welcome πŸ˜†

  2. I wish I could have seen you standing in the women’s department! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Based on these facts you have presented, I will pass on the FREE fashion consultation. I don’t usually give up free things but in this case…πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    This story is amazing though. Socks are something we can so easily take for granted. I bet they are missing many basic supplies when they arrive. We are so blessed. Thanks for sharing this.

      1. Some how your fashion skills remind me of your stories about your cooking skills. I think you should definitely stick to teaching big brother! πŸ˜‚

  3. Haaha, yeah Ms. Dawn and Herry got this. I agree with you, it’s better to ask God for help and wisdom first before trying to figure out a lot of things. It’s as simple as committing our day into God’s hands or asking the HolySpirit to help us remember things. It works big brother, it saves me a lot of stress. Navigating a store is easier when you ask a store’s employee for help πŸ˜‰

  4. Amen sir! That’s funny about the store. I can’t stand going to the mall, especially the women’s department! πŸ™‚ It’s like a jungle of colors and styles. πŸ™‚ So cool you were able to share the love of Jesus in a tangible way for your students. God bless!

  5. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I had tears running down my cheeks, imagining you, at a loss, in the women’s department; that’s funny. Wish I was there to help, but you may have left with more than just socks πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ My husband hates shopping with me πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Fashion advise? after just one trek to the women’s department​? I don’t think so πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Love the post and I most certainly enjoy the anecdotes

  6. Loll. I’m trying to picture the look you had on, before the attendant came to assist.
    Thank God you got help. πŸ˜€

    Yes big bro. He is the way. We can’t get lost with Him in the journey of our lives.

    πŸ˜‚ About the fashion advice. Hmmmm.πŸ€”
    Still thinking bro.. πŸ˜€πŸ™ˆ

  7. Love love love this surprise! I’m sorry you ended up like a deer caught in headlights in this strange country BUT it sounds as though you got some advice to share so I’m ready to hear. As for the segue into all things Jesus, I am so thankful that He is the WAY. The ONLY way, I might add.

  8. Lol… great post, bro. I started a new blog. I’m still using God’s Kid Speaks….but this one is going to be more poetry and hopefully shorter more whimsical posts. 😊 I need friends to follow! πŸ˜€

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