Traveling has given me the opportunity to read more than usual. I love finding new books by hunting through the stacks at the library or sifting through reviews from trusted sources. When I discovered my friend Leslie Verner had a new book coming out this month, I was intrigued. While my travels to unknown places happened later in life, Leslie bravely answered the siren song of escaping to places unknown when she was young by moving to China to teach English.
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!
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.