“The Ministry of Presence”


Reading an interview with Sheila Walsh in Homecoming magazine produced this little gem. She says, “But there’s something about the ministry of presence, just being there. And I think that’s what women need desperately–just to know–come as you are.”  It struck me because too often I hear women share their feelings of inadequacy when people are in need. I certainly have felt that myself. We don’t need to provide all the answers, or even one answer. We can just be, listen. What a profound insight.


About christasterken

Committed to a life of purpose. Learning to live abundantly. Embracing creativity. Questioning. Delighting in the comforts of home and family. Determining not to settle only for how things are, but how they could be. Writing is part of who I am, so I trust In God who gave the gift to show me how I can serve Him through it. That is my life…one word at a time. Psalm 89:11a“Teach me your way , O Lord, and I will walk in your truth”

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