Coffee and Wine Bookend Our Days

I am back with another Camino edition of the blog. We all had such a good time on our trip and I really hate to stop talking about it. Thankfully, I have been able to share all that I learned with two more friends who are walking the Camino soon. One is leaving in May and another in June. I so wish that I could go again with them, it was that great.

One thing y’all wanted to know more about was the food. Thankfully, we took pictures of many of our dinners because one of the daughters who was following our progress from her home in Atlanta asked for food pictures. Little did I know that all of those moments would come in handy for the FMM community!

The Gift of Friendship

This week I welcome my dear friend Susan McGuire to the Mountain so that she can share her experience with Christ-Centered friends. Susan was the first person to invite us to Mass when we moved to Virginia.  We recently visited and she shared the importance of the little acts of kindness that people do that end up meaning more than we ever know. Enjoy! 

The Beautiful Gift of Friendship

I have a true appreciation for the amazing friends God has placed in my life. I feel gratitude for all of the acts of kindness that have blessed me over the years. When my dear friend Katie approached me about sharing my story of Christ-centered friendships, I started reflecting on the many amazing people that I have shared so much with over the years. I started thinking about how each individual relationship has nourished my soul in some way. 

Celebrating Together

This week, I am starting a new series on of my favorite topics, friendship. Each week, for the next several weeks, I will highlight a different group of friends in the hope that we can be both inspired and encouraged. These relationships are one vehicle God uses to reveal Himself in our good times and our struggles. I hope you enjoy meeting these lovely ladies (and gentlemen). This week, we meet Kathy and Lisa. Please read all the way to the end for a special prayer request.

We stayed a little after our normal mother's bible study at Marist School on a day that feels like just yesterday. She seemed like she was carrying the weight of the world on her shoulders and sharing her worries might lift some of her concern. Patiently, we listened to her concerns. After telling us about the tests and the waiting, we sat dumbstruck (which is saying a lot as we often talked over each other). How could it be that another member of our community was facing the possibility of an ALS diagnosis? The waiting was hard, but the confirmation of the diagnosis was even more difficult.