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Bread for the Journey

I'm deeply grateful for these girlfriends. They have walked with me through the darkest winter, spring, and summer of my life. They carried me through prayer, practical love and encouragement.

Each of our lives began at different times and places. God's design for each of us was unique and we believe that in those plans He caused our paths to cross.

It's rare that all 10 of us have the privilege of being together, but this photo was taken last Sunday afternoon in picturesque Shipshewana Indiana. We had been invited there to watch a play entitled Mennonite Girls Can Cook, and to promote our cookbooks....specifically our third book Bread for the Journey that was released this past summer.

This trip and place was not our final destination but a stop along our life journey. While there I read through each of the stories these women submitted to Bread for the Journey about their family's journeys in hard times. Many coming to Canada and the United States where their journey continued. It fascinated me how beautifully the gracious hand of God was upon each one's family. I marvelled that in times of great suffering and loss our loved ones clung to the Lord and found Him to be such a Faithful Friend.

We have not had to live through what many of our families have but I know that we have each experienced hard times. Through the example of our forefathers we have learnt to lean on God, to find strength in friendship and to walk in recognition of God by our side.

Today I praise God for the journey He's placed me on. I don't know what lies ahead but I can be confident that the God who has walked with me till now will continue to walk with me.

Do you know Jesus? If not, ask Him to join you on your journey today. If you need prayer or have invited Him into your life today, visit our prayer blog and let us know so that we can support you through encouragement and prayer.

Psalm 106:1 Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, His love endures forever.


  1. Beautifully said Kathy! I too am so thankful for my forefathers who trusted the Lord and came to this country and for their faithfulness as they lived out their lives. Sometimes I marvel at the undeserving heritage that I have received! "Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good" indeed.

  2. What a beautiful post you have shared ! For sure, you are all blessed to have one another!
    Those bonded as friends in Jesus are the strongest of friends. Thank you all for sharing your
    faith in Christ and your recipes 💝

  3. Kathy, I loved your post. I just got home from a vacation in the Canadian maritimes. While I was in a gift shop, I saw a little souvenir with a saying that went something like, "Good sailors, were never made on calm waters". I liked that phrase, and I thought of how that relates to our spiritual lives. I don't know you personally, or your life story, but through reading some things on this blog about you, I am convinced we will be friends, when the day comes that we will meet one another. Praising the Lord with you, that you have the Lord to guide you through rough waters and praising Him too that still waters are coming.


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