Lunch at Gooseberries

The very word “sisters” has come to mean a bond of soul mates that naturally provide love and support. Barbara Mathias

I’ve heard some of you say it and now I have experienced it, too, that when you meet your blogger sisters in person, you connect from the heart! Yesterday, Michele, from Beelieve You Can, organized a luncheon for AZ blogger sisters at Gooseberries Tea Room in Phoenix. I was excited to meet three of the bloggers I follow and to meet three new blogger sisters!

Top Row; right to left:
Michele, Beelieve You Can!

Debbie, Heart Choices

Charlotte, At Home in Scottsdale
Marty, A Stroll Thru Life

Bottom Row:
Left: Donetta, A Life Uncommon
Right: Sherry, Country Wings in Phoenix

I love this picture because everyone looks so happy. It was a blessing to meet Michele in person; she is a woman who loves the Lord! To the right of Michele, it was great getting to know Sherry, who I can best describe as a sweetheart. To the right of Sherry is Donetta. Can you see that twinkle in her eye? She is fun loving! Then to her right is Marty, a woman of class. I eagerly checked out these three new blogger sisters and found their blogs to be similar to the neat things I perceived about them at lunch. It is amazing to me how our hearts connect in the blogosphere just like as if we were face to face.

Charlotte, on the left, co-hosts Spiritual Sundays. She is a seasoned woman of God and such a joy! Debbie, on the right, is from Heart Choices; also she is a guestwriter for other blogs. I always perceive a sweetness on her blog and now I can tell you, she is the real deal.

I thank God for this wonderful opportunity to meet Christian sisters who enjoy blogging and filling the blogosphere with the aroma of Christ!


  1. It as a joy to be with you as well. Oh how desperately I wanted to hear your story. Those things that you have witnessed in him. Your so fortunate to have a husband who is one with you in the faith. rich that what it is just rich.
    I crashed so hard today under an onslaught of accusation and just was left shipwrecked. My goodness when something is right the old adversary just wont tolerate it.
    Well something must be really right. :)

  2. First, I offer praise to our glorious Lord Jesus for all of these beautiful christian bloggy girlfriends! Then I want to move to AZ. How wonderful for y'all to meet face to face! Imagine the day we meet our Lord face to face!

  3. Mary, I loved meeting you in person. And you are just like you write. I felt like I could be great friends with you. We have much in common. I've been so busy I haven't had the chance to blog about our lunch but I will. Hugs to you.

  4. Oh Mary. You met with some great women. I know you all had such a blessed time!

    Thanks for sharing the pictures with us!


  5. I was just reading Debbie's post about your visit. How wonderful. I would love to meet you ladies in real life someday!

  6. What a wonderful treat! How I would love to be a part of such fun with my sisters and brothers in the blogging world!
    Blessings, Andrea

  7. Drats! I'm so-o-o-o sorry I missed this gathering. Had I not been out of town I'd have been there for sure.

    Great pictures, too. It's so fun to put faces with blog names.


  8. What a blessing for you all!!! You are all so filled with joy of the Lord!

    Thank you for sharing.

    And thank you for praying and rejoicing with me!!! I am so happy and relieved. But most of all, thankful for a good report.

    God is so good! And His mercy never ends!

    Be blessed this weekend! I so appreciate you. Your precious smile always inspires me!

    In God's Love,


  9. Oh, I so enjoyed meeting you. You have to most wonderful smile I have ever seen, and I loved seeing your precious spirit. What a thrill it was to meet all the ladies and they are all so sweet and full of love. I hope we get to do it again soon. Thank you so much for driving so far. I loved our lunch. Hugs, Marty

  10. What a blessing! And thank you for sharing! Beautiful ladies on fire for the Lord! It's neat when the bloggers feel that special unity from Christ. Glory to God! Have a great weekend! Love you sister Mary! God bless.

  11. Wow! Mary What a great opportunity! It looks like you all had a great time. what a great idea?

  12. Great pictures Mary. Thank you for posting them. It's fun to see the pictures that each of us took. Meeting you and the other ladies was definitely the highlight of my week.

  13. Thank you for stopping by with your kind comment...I just took more photos of birds favorite little guy.

    I love the name of your blog!


  14. Oh Mary!
    I so enjoyed meeting you. I have told Charlotte that I think we should get together at least every other month. Then we can really get to know each other, and enjoy the wonderful Christian fellowship that we each share. I just left with such a happy heart. Great post. Wonderful things to say about everyone Mary. You are a true blessing. Love, Sherry

  15. So glad you were able to meet some of your blogging friends.

  16. What a wonderful time you all had! I hope you can make this a regular fellowship time even after Michele leaves and comes back east. I was there in spirit. I love that tea room. I've been there several times over the years with Michele when I've come to visit.



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