Food and friendship. The two seem to go hand-in-hand, don’t they? Jesus often broke bread with both friend and foe. This week, I was blessed to break bread (albeit thickly sliced, dipped in beaten eggs, and sopped in syrup) with amazing friends.
Kay Chandler, one of the most influential women in my life, and I had much to catch up on during our couple of hours together. Kay is a person who leaves you thirsty for Christ. It was truly a time of refreshment.
My time with Karen Trone was bittersweet. Tears of joy, as well as tears of pain intermingled with our French toast and eggs as we shared our struggles. But that’s what makes both friendship and food a little sweeter. I miss seeing her every Sunday, but truly savor those times when we are together.
My dad and I met at Two Chefs to celebrate his birthday. Of course, it’s always a celebration when I spend time with him.
Friday morning ushered in a sweet surprise when Edie Melson emailed an invitation to lunch. Edie and Vonda Skelton co-lead the Christian Writer’s Den, and both have been a tremendous source of encouragement to me on this new journey. It was exciting to hear the details of her soon-to-be-published devotion book for military families. Her insights are simply amazing and awe-inspiring.
As the week came to a close, I savored both food and friendship with my very best friend (and husband) Brian. Grilled pork loin, marinated mushrooms, and did I mention the Ice Cream Shoppe for dessert?
Although the meals are over, the friendships will linger for a lifetime. Now that’s something to savor!