The Pleasure of Your Company and Compassion

Miss Kathy has had a trying couple of days!  But, not so much so that it is beyond the scope of the Lord to bring peace of heart and mind – and a shoulder to cry on – through the ministry of a sister in Christ.

My simple pleasure today is a celebration of the ministry of a woman’s heart – one to another.  When battles rage there is nothing better than a swift escape aside with a trusted friend who has the mind of God to speak peace to turbulent waves . . .

. . . speaking a Word fitly in its season . . .

. . . and, company around a pot of tea doesn’t hurt, either.

Thanks, Diane.

Sharing my Simple Pleasure of Company and Compassion with Dayle at “A Collection of This and That”

About Miss Kathy

"I teach families how to restore their God-given authority as the primary educator in their child’s life through the experience of reading together as a family. Learn how to use literature to create teachable moments, build strong minds, and bind loving hearts."

Kathryn Ross, writer, speaker, and dramatist, ignites a love of literature and learning to equip young and old towards developing a Family Literacy Lifestyle—reading together, learning together, loving together. Her works challenge families to deepen their literacy skills and grow into the greater things God has purposed for them. She’s taught in Christian and homeschool circles, trained in the Principle Approach® through the Foundation for American Christian Education. Miss Kathy owns Pageant Wagon Publishing, producing homeschool enrichment materials, devotional works, study guides, and theatrical dramas for church, school, and community production. She podcasts at and blogs at


  1. What a blessing to have such a friend! Love the top image of the two girls. Feel better, Miss Kathy. {hugs}

  2. This touched my heart. Oh, the pleasure of having such a friend.

  3. Yes, a true and trusted friend is a treasure indeed! Hope things get brighter for you soon! Blessings, Esther

  4. A friend who listens is a gift from God. I hope you feel better and I wish we could share a cup of tea (and maybe some of that chocolate cake 😉 Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

  5. Sorry to hear you’ve been feeling so down, Kathy.
    Praise the Lord for the loving ministry of your friend!
    A good and true friend is a real treasure!
    prayers and blessings to you..Trish

  6. So sorry you’ve had a hard couple of days. So thankful God already had a special friend in your life. What would we do without our “sent from God” friends?

  7. Hope you are making it through the rain okay…what a sweet post to your friend! Love the picture of the two girls in your post.

  8. Dear Kathryn,

    Two poignant posts which speak to my heart on every level. I pray that ‘things’ settle in your life, and that you are able to breathe the sigh of contentment. I believe in wanting for others what you would want for your own life.

    It’s true, that the seemingly benign things can become a bane in our lives, and yet lessons are to be found in these trials if we have vision to see.

    I’m glad you have such a good friend. What a blessing, indeed. And perhaps if you speak to the bunnies, explaining the situation, they will go easy on your young green shoots.

    To a truly talented woman, I wish a day of love and peace.

    Marianne xo

  9. What a sweet simple pleasure! I have enjoyed visiting your lovely blog (great quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning beneath your heading by the way) and have signed on as a new follower. Looking forward to my next visit already. Blessings!

  10. I relate to this simple pleasure very, very well. I have one particular sister in Christ with whom I have just such a relationship. Just praying with her is medicine for me.

    I hope your spirit is full of peace today.

  11. Hi Kathy,
    Sorry to hear you are having a trying time lately.So pleased you have a compassionate friend in Dianne. I pray that things settle down for you soon..
    God Bless
    Barb from Australia

  12. Kathy – Oh yes, I so identify with this post. What would we do without the gift of believing friends? I think it is one of God’s most gracious earthly pleasures. I have a group of 3 friends whom I meet with weekly. We are open and honest, we laugh and we cry, we talk and we pray – and I can’t tell you how many times the Lord has ministered to me through them. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I’m glad that you’re one of my special blogging friends…


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