As a follow-up to my review on the book Bread and Wine, I decided I would blog about the times that we get together intentionally with friends, as a way for us to remember them (hammering a stake in the ground), a log of sorts.
The first one for this year happened to be a few weeks ago when a friend texted me to see if we were available to hang out that weekend. A quick glance at my Google calendar revealed that we were booked for both Friday and Saturday nights but Saturday morning was wide open. My amazing husband had the brilliant idea to invite them over for coffee and breakfast. Why should “entertaining” be exclusively an evening event?
So Saturday morning found us around the kitchen table drinking cappuccinos, eating scrambled eggs and bacon and catching up on the previous year since we hadn’t been together in that much time. You know those friends that you just pick up where you left off? They are those kinds of friends and we quickly entered into deep conversation about the struggles and successes we are having in our family, in our work, and in our ministries.
We have known this family for almost all of our married life together. We have gone to each other’s children’s baptisms and birthday parties, but somewhere along the way our lives drifted apart with the busyness of school, church activities, and the daily “tyranny of the urgent.” Our kids used to be close friends but except for Facebook, I’m not sure they’d recognize each other now that are grown!
After a sweet SWEET time of prayer together we decided that we would not let much time go by before we got together again!
Have you had friends over for breakfast rather than dinner? What did you serve?