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“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means 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.”
― Henri J.M. Nouwen

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Posted: October 28, 2012 in Uncategorized
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We’ve been out of town for the past week and we’ve heard “welcome home” at each place we’ve stayed. It’s a wonderful sentiment and did make us feel warmly welcomed. But it didn’t take long to realize that no matter how nice the place was, it was not home. As much as we take it for granted, there is no place like home.  It’s good to get away every now and then to be reminded how good home is. The even better thing to know is that this isn’t our home either, how much better will that be?

One of the great joys in life is experiencing the power of friendship. There are few things better than reconnecting with friends where time and circumstance have caused separation and finding that the friendship is as warm and real as ever.

A warm smile often gives the answer away.