Friday, January 29, 2010

Girls Night Out #1 ~ 2010

Tonight, despite the snowy land before us, we traveled the country roads to “The Italian Villa” in the rural setting called “La Torre” meaning “The Tower.” (Yes they have a 40 ft tower! Here is a summer pic....)

These are special people, John & Chris, that cooked for us 10 gals tonight. Their home is a special retreat that allowed good food with awesome fellowship. This is something I yearned for and anticipated since we wrote our names on their over-packed calendar back in 2009!

When a few of us went to see the Broadway show “Wicked” and loved it – and the time we spent together, we vowed we’d make more times of togetherness....tonight was one of those times.....vow fulfilled.

I think of Jesus and his dinner with friends that is so famous in the painting as well as the scriptures, The Last Supper. Supper with friends, breaking bread and wine in fellowship and symbolic of the sacrifice he was destined to on the cross – for all of us. Was this a time he anticipated with joy or sadness? He knew his destiny. Do we know ours? I hope so.

One thing I’ve learned too is in sadness or happiness, friends are there for you. These are my good friends. I feel blessed in this. For Jesus, his disciples were his friends too – they’d had so many experiences together – amazing experiences. Their bond was tight. Granted, we gossiped far too much....and while this wasn't a religious experience of togetherness, we did enjoy the company of each other in good food while coming to the table.

Luke 22:17-20

17 After taking the cup, he gave thanks and said, "Take this and divide it among you. 18 For I tell you I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes."

19 And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me."

20 In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.


Ben said...

What a wonderful - and delicious looking - post. Food really does add to fellowship, doesn't it? We need more of that wonderful Shaker tradition of demonstrating one's faith through relentless pursuit of excellence in cooking. ("Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men" Col 3:23.)


Dee said...

I am glad you were able to gather with your friends despite the snow. We need our friends.Sounds like you had a grand time...and you are a nice looking group of ladies.

Emilee said...

looks like you had a good group of ladies! their house is awesome and a great place to get away. glad you had fun. :)

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