| Top row: Christine, Gina, Susan, Kami|
Bottom row: Nancy Colette, Eileen, Me
I'd received some prayer requests and the occasional update via e-mail, but that's not the same as sharing a meal or catching up over a cup of tea.
After some one-on-one conversations and smaller groups convening in the kitchen, we all moved to the dining room table with our platefuls of food. We discussed current local and world events, then we made our way around the table hearing an update from each person about how she and her family are doing.
We rejoiced in hearing the good news and promised to pray for those who are still in the midst of some difficult situations. Those who could not join us that day were in our thoughts and prayers. It was wonderful to receive so many hugs in such a short period of time. That alone would have made the time special.
We all left feeling spiritually refreshed and that our friendships had been rekindled. There was more than one person who expressed a desire to meet again soon. Mention of a fall retreat at a certain special spot was made.
My Prayer: Lord, thank You for this loving group of women who encourage me to grow closer to You. Amen.