Christy Kennard


My boys love to have their hair buzzed in the summer!  It has been so hot and humid here in Houston that they started asking me a couple of weeks ago if I would do the honors.  I have been putting it off because the attachment I use for my clippers is broken. When they continued to persist I decided to bring out the big guns….DUCT TAPE!  I got the attachment in place and used the hot pink duct tape to make sure that it stayed in place.  I did my first son and it worked like a charm.  I sat the next one down and began my magic.  I got to the back of his head when the attachment fell off.  Unfortunately, I noticed it as I was cutting up the back of his head.  I literally started to laugh out loud, my son had a big fat bald spot in the center of his head!  I took a step back to assess the damage.  It wasn’t just a little obvious…it was bad!  I honestly did not know what to do.  I called my husband and he told me to just shave it all off.  There was NO WAY I was going to do that!  I had him go jump in the shower to get all the extra hair off while I pondered my little situation!  When he got out I decided to take the clippers and cut it down to the shortest attachment I had.  It does not look perfect, but it is better than a big fat bald head!  As I sent him to bed tonight (and watched his little bald spot march up the stairs) I decided that next time we are going to the barber shop for the buzz!  I normally do a decent job but I am not sure it is worth the risk!

I often find myself doing this with God, I am a little stubborn and independent.  I get my mind made up that I want to do something and I won’t quit until I conquer it.  I may see all kinds of red flags (or hot pink ones in this case) but my determination outweighs my intellect at times!  I get so focused on my goal that I don’t take a step back and call in the professional.  I find myself in a situation where depending on God is the surest way and I plow through without seeking his guidance.  It may work for a while, but in the end I find myself with a bald spot….maybe not on my head but in my heart.  I have been given the gift of a Savior that wants to be invited into every part of my life.  He wants to join me in my adventures and guide my every step.  When I welcome him on my journey I find myself in a much better place than when I go my own way and do my own thing.

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.”  Psalm 32:8



  1. dr. carl Says:

    Looks good, I think the tired A-Team would think it was great.
    Reminds me of Barber Shop

  2. My friend was intrigued when reading this line on your blog “… in a situation where depending on God is the surest way and I plow through without seeking his guidance.  …” it causes me to look more intelligent after understanding it.

  3. Andrea Says:

    I’ve had more “bald spots” than I care to admit to. It would definitely be easier to remember to call in the Professional rather than always trying to do things on my own!

  4. Kimberly Says:

    This post hit closer to home that I would have normally liked! I just cut Chad’s hair recently. He got to cracking jokes and acting funny and my hand slipped and off went a chunk of his hair on the side of his head! I nearly peed my pants when it happened. Oh, the joys of being frugal!

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