The Wendy’s Jason

Today I went to Wendy’s with Angel. Jason, the manager hooked her up with a kids meal & frosty, when all I ordered her was nuggets!

He’s been the nicest guy to my kids whenever we’ve gone in there. Gives them focused attention. When we talk about him we always say… Wait, which Jason? And the other person will say, The Wendy’s Jason. “Oh, yeah. Ok…”

After our meal, I thought we should talk to him some more, semi-privately, and I said 2 things:

1. We may be seeing less of him cause we’ll probably be moving the West Linn, but will stop by as much as possible. This somehow led to him telling me how he has a burden for those who are involved with trafficking, & also those who suffer from Spina Bifida. He sees a little girl come in to order food there regularly – and how much pain she has to endure, and it tears him up.

2. Is there anything Ricky and I can be praying for you about?

This was surprisingly comfortable for me to ask!

He leaned in closer and said, Heh…EVERYTHING.

I laughed and told him that was pretty general… and he repeated it, louder. I still dug deeper, “What… Relationships? Finances?” to which he nearly cut me off with a nodding “YES. Why you think I keep m’self so busy around here?!”

My Healer, Sustainer and Comforter will hear from me about some new
things tonight.

I’m so thankful He listens.

This post is to be continued…

comfort zoning, cartoon poetry and a rhythmic charge to reach out

it’s time to help someone. time to open your eyes to a person in need. you can’t keep sitting inside your air conditioned house day after day. search out people who are not in your sphere of influence – burst the sphere, & venture into another demographic, even for a half hour this week. you can do it. that half hour could literally mean the world to someone.

anyone can love someone who loves them. but to show love to someone who you don’t even know – who doesn’t like you – or is in some way different from who you’d normally approach – to show genuine love to someone like this is honorable. it is what each of us ought to do, with compassion and love. Lord knows i need to more.

i came across this artist, peter nevland, a few weeks ago & his animated nature & humor grabbed my att’n. at 1st, i thought he was this crazy, outspoken shaggy-lookin’ guy & almost abandoned. but his content kept me listening…until i appreciated how different he was in his approach to art & poetry. search him on youtube or check out his site. give him a few clicks. you’ll see.

meanwhile, here’s a cartoon video of a more serious piece he wrote {from experience}, about reaching beyond our comfort zones to just be available for anyone in need. so click below, relax & get uncomfortable.