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A Bloggy Meeting

I had the pleasure of meeting Denise Rork of Refine Me blog last evening.  There's something special about meeting someone face to face after you've followed her blog and know her heart.

Denise was visiting the Phoenix area as she was opening two new WinCo Food stores.  The one she is most involved in is located at 330 West Bell Road.  The other store is located at 58th Avenue and Bell.  It sounds exciting as the stores are owned by the employees and the prices are low.  They are open 24 hours 7 days a week.  I want to check it out!

I knew that Denise loved hot spicy foods.  After all, she's a native of New Mexico despite living in Idaho at this time.  So I asked around at Rancho Solano to get some recommendations.  My friend Dorothy suggested El Encanto Mexican Cafe in Cave Creek, AZ.  I was glad I took her up on this one.

We were seated on the patio next to their water feature.  We had visitors like the ones above as we ate our meal.
It was a casual place with great food.  Driving through Cave Creek gave Denise a feel for the desert too.  There are often many bikers in this area and there was a rodeo going on at the time.

But the best part of the evening was getting to know Denise better. We talked about our lives and shared how God has worked in them. Denise has a gift for writing and if you've never visited Refine Me, I think you will enjoy.  I am going to send her a list of bloggers she MUST get to know.  LOL.

I'm really thankful for our blogging world.

This whole week and weekend have been spent continuing to move and paint and unpack boxes.  So it was a fun break to get out and spend time with a blogging friend.

If you live in the Phoenix area, be sure to stop by and say hi to Denise.  She will be there this week to supervise the opening.

Blessings and love,

Debbie Petras
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  1. Debbie, what a blessing. I am sure you two had a great visit. So wonderful to meet fellow bloggers. Hugs, Marty

  2. There is something wonderful about the unpacking in a move and creating home - hoping it is feeling that way for you. So glad you got to meet a bloggy friend - what a blessed treat!!! I love spicy food, too - but I'm just from KY! No spice there! LOL

  3. How fun! I get to meet Tracy from A Walk In His Grace in October and I cannot wait!

  4. Oh I love the idea of two of my favorite Bloggers getting to meet and hang out! Congrats to you both! What an amazing Gift God has given us in His Spirit that is fully able to connect His Sweet Saints via the internet ...and BEYOND! Lovely, ladies! Remember if you are in Rhode Island...look me up!

  5. Debbie - What fun to get to meet a fellow blogger in person. Maybe someday .... :)

  6. I'll never forget the day I was honored to meet you! So thankful for this blogging community. And I'm headed over to "meet" Denise!

  7. So thankful for the opportunity to meet you and the wonderful time shared Debbie! Thanks for being such a gracious hostess; wonderful dining and a lovely tour! :)

    Blessings to you and your husband as you get settled into your new home,


  8. Good morning! Meeting a blogging buddy is just the best I agree. Glad you had a good time. Hope everything is finding a place in your new home, and you will be all settled soon. Have a good day! HUGS

  9. Again...God's wonderful hug to Debbie...what a joy for you both!

  10. I'm so glad you were able to break away from all that is going on in your in your life - sounds like a wonderful time. And I am glad to get the info. on the new supermarket and place to eat. John loves Mexican and I love Cave Creek.

  11. So glad you were able to meet a blogging friend. That resturant is lovely.

  12. So glad you were able to go to El Encanto and have such a great time. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week.

  13. I have had the distinct pleasure of meeting one of my blogging friends but feel like I know so many others so richly and deeply--

    Funny how we get to know each other in such an intimate way through blogging--it is a gift and you, Debbie, have been such a gift to me.

    After all, it was you who inspired me to memorize Psalm 19. I am starting to review it again as it is growing dim since its been a couple or three years since I memorized it. Can it really have been that long? Wow!

    I am going to check out your friend's blog.

    So glad y'all had a chance to connect face to face. What a blessing.


  14. Dear Debbie,
    You always find such elegant restaurants to meet. I could go to Phoenix just to sit at that specific place a whole day.
    I'm thinking of you in your time of uprooting once more. Praying that you must find treasures hidden in the darkness. You are such a special sweet person, our Heavenly father will according to his promises protect you on all your ways. I'm looking forwards to hearing how this new phase in your life will develop into hundreds of blessings.
    Hugs felisol

  15. Oh, what fun and so glad you had such a nice diversion! I'm going to be meeting a bloggy friend in about a week and a half when Hubby and I head towards South Carolina. I'm so excited!

    Happy Easter week to you!


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