The fourth Thursday in November will find many of us gathered around tables, passing turkey and green bean casserole. We will sit on soft couches to talk as we sip coffee and eat (another) piece of pie. Gathering around tables to break bread together creates an atmosphere of intimacy.
In the spirit of this month of gathering and feasting, today’s #FridayFive is an imaginary feast of sorts. I am “inviting” five dinner guests to come to my table. I am a believer in Titus 2-type mentoring relationships, so for my dinner I chose five women who could speak wisdom and truth into my life. I tried to dream big, picking women who couldn’t really come because of distance, time, or the fact that I’ve never met them before in my life.
I introduced you to my Grandma in a previous #FridayFive. She died when I was young and I miss her still. She was incredibly patient and loving. She gave us all of her attention when we crawled up beside her. I would love to sit down with her today and hear all the advice she has to give the grown version of me.
I am a huge Michael Hyatt fan. He talks about his wife with such respect and affection. I finally got to “meet” her during Hyatt’s Influence and Impact Summit. She described the challenges of marriage and wise ways to handle them. She exuded the essence of a godly wife.
Andrea and I “met” through the For the Love Launch Team. We met in real life at She Speaks and spent a bit of time together at the Launch Party in Austin. We are an airplane ride apart or else I feel confident we would meet weekly at Chik Fil A for coffee talk. She is a step ahead of me in parenting and journeying beside me in writing. She is gentle with her instruction and faithful with her encouragement. You can get to know her, too, at Empty Plate Full Heart.
Liz Curtis Higgs
Laughter is a welcome addition to any dinner party. It is a true treasure to find wisdom and humor wrapped so nicely together in one woman. I love the way Liz tells a story. I’m not one to laugh until I cry, but she brings me to tears on a regular basis. She doesn’t joke for the sake of laughter; there is always a trail of wisdom in her stories. She would certainly liven up my imaginary dinner party!
I know. I said I wanted to invite people who couldn’t really come. But, if I am going to have all of these lovely ladies at a table, I am not leaving my baby sister out. She is a young wife and a new mom so I am sure she would soak up the wisdom these ladies would share. She is also witty and wise; she would have so much to add to the conversation.
Gail, Andrea, Liz, and Jessica: there is an open invitation to come have dinner with me! My floor is kind of dirty and you may find a little, dried milk puddle beside your plate. But, the conversation would be rich and the love would be big!
#FridayFive Link Up
Now it’s your turn! Share your five dinner guests in the comments below. Or, write about them and link up using the button below. Use your imagination to create the best dinner party ever!