Then she added, "You know, they speak French there." (She's taking French in high school. She loves to point out God's hand at work.) "It's dry and dusty, and they farm for a living. It's perfect."
Farm? I think, remembering Chera's experience with farming. I turn off the blow dryer and continue my long conversation with God.
Suddenly, a swelling sense of peace that she's going to be all right covers me. It is His presence I sense, His voice I hear as He reminds me that He is God.
While I brush through my hair I hear Him gently say, "She'll be OK, Chonda. I will be watching her every move. And besides, she knows now that you can't grow macaroni and cheese."
Chonda Pierce is a comedian known for her sellout tours. Pierce has authored several with the most recent being, Laughing In the Dark (Simon&Schuster/Howard).
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