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Sunday, July 24, 2011

a bread basket

Did you know that "panera" in Spanish means bread basket? Well, neither did I..... but we finally got one in our fair city!
Saturday morning, I met two of my sweet new friends there for breakfast. We are in the same Sunday School class at the church we joined recently. We have found that we have much in common....we like to talk, we like to laugh, and we like to eat! So, whether it is Olive Garden, Cheddars, or Panera Bread....we meet, we eat and we talk and talk, and talk! No one has asked us to leave yet, but one day they did start serving dinner at Olive Garden before we left after having our lunch! :-)

Two happy faces on a hot and humid July morning.

We each got a souffle and we shared the pastry.
It was tasty!

They certainly have lots to choose from.

I was surprised that they had the souffles and breakfast sandwiches.
I was expecting sweets and bagels.

As we were leaving, Chuck saw my camera
and asked if I wanted to take his picture.
He was kidding, but we took him up on it...
really surprised him I think! :-)

We only stayed a couple of hours this time
and there were plenty of tables.
So, I don't think we caused any trouble! :-)

The most important thing we have in common is our love for God
and our desire to be involved in ministry.
So, this "eating meeting" was to finalize our plans
to provide a meal Friday evening for the families
at the Ronald McDonald House at our nearby Children's Hospital.
We are excited and grateful for the opportunity and are praying
that we will be an encouragement to those we encounter there.
We know these families have many needs.
It is a blessing that our Heavenly Father is allowing us
the privilege of meeting one.


  1. A wonderful way to serve! Blessings on all who receive and give. I really enjoy Panera and am happy to learn the meaning of the name.

  2. I love Panera Bread. I think there are three in about 20 minutes from my house. I love their bagels! Panera Bread is great place for meeting friends for lunch! The desserts are also out of this world!

  3. How fun!! Ours just went out of business. I couldn't believe it. I drove by and it was empty.
    It is nice that you have friends like that.
    I hope you have a nice week.

  4. I love your enthusiasm for serving! So glad you found some new friends that share that with.

  5. I love Panera; unfortunately, our closest one is about 12 miles away, so we don't frequent it. (Maybe that's a good thing...avoid all those yummy carbs!)

    Your post just motivated me to get busy on the phone and set up a gal's night out with four friends...we've been threatening it ever since we all served snacks together at Vacation Bible School in early June, and it's time for us to make it happen!


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