Monday, April 28, 2008

Jogging Partners

No eloquent poems today.
Just a few words of thanks
for a weekend of friends coming together
to have some fun with an old video game
jogging together through teetering curtains and broken cardboard
all so we could invite some new friends to meet You
in childhood memories of sitting cross-legged
in their living rooms, floppy socks and all
an invitation take steps away from their own teetering brokenness
and land safely in a game with the ultimate expert
And thank You for a new jogging partner
who just didn't want mommy to have to jog alone

"Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their work:
If one falls down,
his friend can help him up.
But pity the man who falls
and has no one to help him up!" Eccl 4:9-10

"When I have a problem that just too big for me, I think I should call some friends. Because together we can do what I can't do by myself. Everything is just better with a friend alongside." Mark Beeson, Mario Party sermon April 26-27, 2008

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear Kristen, I don't have a strong habit of reading blogs, but I have been plotting to create one of my own to minister to women in the in-between...where I was 5 years ago B/JC. I want a lot from myself; I want a blog that serves a strong meaningful purpose and isn't just a happy bit of I wait.

As I skim across your pages after catching up with the Mark's blogs....I just want to tell you how good yours offer quality, thoughtfulness, helpful recaps of crucial service points, meaty quotes, eloquent journal-as prose...I am jealous, I am humbled, I respect and admire the way you put yourself out there. I hope enough people read it that need it.

Thank you honey.

Heather Novak