Weekend Wanderings

Posted by on June 14, 2013 in Weekend Wanderings | 6 comments

proverbs 17_17

“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.”

Henry Nouwen, The Road To Daybreak: A Spiritual Journey

Next week is my monthly social media/blogging fast. I will be offline all week, but reachable via email. I will be praying for you, my friends, during this time of quiet and rest. If you have a prayer request, feel free to submit it to me HERE, I’d love to lift you up.

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  • Amy Hunt

    And you are a true friend. Rich blessings in your week of rest from this. May He reveal something new.

  • Mia

    Dear Kris
    I don’t like to reveal this, dear friend, but there was a time when I thought that being a “good” Christian meant having to solve everyone’s problems. I think I was a great nuisance, to say the least. But I was actually greatly deceived by religion. This is great news, thank you!
    Much love XX
    Mia

  • http://www.creeksideministries.blogspot.com/ Linda Stoll

    Hi Kris – this photo is so cute … and Nouwen’s words always hit the heart, yes?

  • http://sandraheskaking.com/ Sandra Heska King

    Beautiful. There aren’t always words to fix the wounds–but there’s always love. Rest well.

  • http://lauraboggess.com Laura Boggess

    What a needful thing–a media fast. And that photo? With those words? Soul medicine.

  • Suzanne McClendon

    That is a sweet photograph. Enjoy your media fast. Have a blessed week!