Tuesday, August 4, 2009

What's Better Than Reading Blogs?

What's better than reading blogs?

(Marilyn & Liesa)

Meeting the author of a blog in person, that's what!

Up until today I only knew IRL (in real life) two women out of all the blogs I have read. These are two women that I have known for many years. Lisa of "Butterfly Place" and Jana of "Scrapped Knees and Calendula Ointment".

Today Liesa George of "Life By George" and I met ...in real life...at McAlister's Deli for lunch. (Which she most graciously treated me to!) Liesa's teenaged son and one of his friends were having cross country running practice later in the afternoon so they came with her. They were so polite and just sat quietly while Liesa and I talked a mile-a-minute! It was just like we had known each other for years! We talked, ate, and visited for two hours! I hope this is not the last time we are able to get together and visit. Thanks Liesa for a great time!

(What we ate!)

Talking with a new friend about the Lord over a big glass of iced tea is about as good as it gets! The only thing better is talking with the Lord Himself in our quiet time with Him. He is truly the Friend of all Friends who will stick with us through the good, the bad, and the ugly !

"A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother." Proverbs 18: 24

Marilyn

9 comments:

Yolanda said...

What a true, heart-felt blessing!

Love you so much,
Yolanda

Evelyn said...

Oh Marilyn..... that is just SO awesome!!!!!!


Evelyn

Liesa said...

Well you got the talking a mile a minute right!!! ha. I was afraid your ears would be smoking by the time we left! lol. Marilyn, today was such a huge blessing to me!!! I just got in and have to do my KJV post, and tomorrow, I can't wait to blog about our visit!!! I had a terrific time, and no, Lord willing, it won't be the last!!! Thanks for such a wonderful time.

Leah said...

How fun!! I have met a few of my blog friends...Staci from It's All Good in the Sista Hood, Stephanie from Notes from the Soul, Holly from Crown Laid Down, Cindy, Shonda, Alene and a few more when we went to the Beth Moore event in San Antonio. It is so fun to put faces and names together. I hope to one of these days meet YOU!! Love ya,

Leah

Joyful said...

Marilyn, how special! Maybe someday you and I will meet.

Lunch looked delicious, but I'm sure the visit "tasted" even better!

Hugs,
Joy

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Oh what happiness y'all felt! That is fabulous and the picture is just great!

Deborah said...

Great pictures! You should post this at the KJV Blog....you could have a Friday Features spot if you like. Just let me know at Blog Talk, and add it to the schedule.

Beverly said...

Okay. Even if I AM in Ohio, I'm jealous!

Tulabell said...

How neat! I wonder if someday I am close enough to my blogging buddies that we would meet in person. I just wonder what God will bring together for me as he has you and many others I read about?