I love making new friends. I’m the crazy girl smiling at a stranger on the subway in the hopes that they will smile back and we can chat a bit. Being connected to others is as necessary for me as breathing and food…I need it. I find that God often works through my friendship and relational connections to teach me new things about Himself, lead me in a direction He wants me to go, or to highlight something I need to change in my life.
Today I have the privilege of introducing you to a new friend of mine: Kayse Pratt. As part of the God-Sized Dream Team, Holley encouraged us all to find a buddy on the team, someone we can connect with and cheer for specifically. Kayse and I found each other, and I am so glad we did!
There are many reasons I am excited that Kayse is my buddy: she only lives about an hour away, so unlike my dreamer-friends who live on the East Coast, it is entirely possible that we will meet someday; Kayse has stepped out in faith and is doing what I hope to do someday: she is writing a book! I am grateful for a buddy who is farther down the road, who can be a mentor for me along this dreaming, goal-setting way. During a facebook chat, she recently gave me some great tips on how to improve my blog (hers is delightful!); from reading her blog and being on facebook together, I know we share many things in common from which a friendship is likely to grow.
If you have a few minutes to spend online today, you would enjoy paying a visit to Kayse's place. From faith to cooking to family, you will find great writing and a very real and relatable person. And these stuffed peppers? Yum!!
I am grateful to God that in the midst of the small steps I am taking toward more of His work in my life, He has blessed me with the good gift of a new friend.