Friday, March 20, 2009

Utimate Blog Party '09: Virtual Cheese Fries and a Real Book Giveaway!

Ultimate Blog Party 2009




Come in, Come in!





It's party time!









So glad you're here!



We're the Narrow Gate Girls, otherwise known as Kim Zaksek, Maria Spencer and Julie Arduini. We live in NorthEast Ohio within minutes of each other. Last year we obeyed God's call to blog on deeper matters of faith.

None of us have the journey in Christ mastered, in fact, most of our blogging shows what we're learning, fighting, or re hashing a mistake or experience. Our party is different because we don't want to wear masks. What you see is what you get with us. And it's okay. In Jesus Christ we embrace that, and our hope is you embrace that fact about you, too.

We tend to get caught up analyzing what God is doing, so much so you might have to tap us at the buffet table and tell us to stop staring at the forks. We've gone out before thinking there might be a message from the Lord in the utencil area.

But we're fun, at least we think so! The rare times we get together we require one item:
CHEESE FRIES!!!!

So please, make yourself comfortable, grab some cheese fries, ignore us lingering over the forks, and have fun. We'd love for you to visit often. You can subscribe to this blog via RSS feed or Feedblitz. You can also follow, or both! You can learn more about each of us by reading the sidebar here, and of course, through our individual posts. Feel free to invite others to visit, virtual cheese fries for all!

To make this fun for you, we have a book giveaway!


Women of Passions: Ordinary Women Serving an Extraordinary God is by our friends Jan Ross and Jeanice McDade. Maria and Julie both have work included in this book. Leave a comment on this post with a way on how to contact you if you win. We'll take comments from 12:00am March 20-11:59PM March 27. On March 28 we'll randomly pick one INTERNATIONAL entry and send a copy of this book (it's in English) to you.
Enjoy!

34 comments:

Amydeanne said...

well I figured i was going to start the UBP at #300 and didn't think I'd recognize any names.. but I do recognize Julies.. from .. women take root i think??

looks like a great giveaway.. and if Canada counts as international, count me in! :) i'd love the book!

Jodie said...

Oh everyone has such good food at this party yum yum cheese fries :) Hope you have fun at the party ladies.

Nise' said...

Stopping by while making the UBP rounds. The cheese fries look delicious!

Liza767 said...

i am a newbie as i read more and more of these UBP blogs i believe i did mine wrong but i guess first time is always hard but i will get it right next year :)

can you add chili to my cheese fries?

Julie said...

Love your focus and your friendship with purpose! Nice to find you on the UBP, tho' the cheese fries almost sent me away. :) Stop by Come Have a Peace. Have fun partying!

Toknowhim said...

Hey Gals...

I saw your bloggy, but it was listed on the not so family friendly... I didn't know what that meant, but I saw your title and thought maybe the "narrow gate" was a reference about Jesus...

My blog is dedicated to Him as well...at least most of the time.

Blessings and feel free to stop by and visit... Kim

Sarah said...

What a great introduction post! And Mmm Cheese fries!
Please include me in your draw.

Liza767 said...

didnt i post a comment here ? thought i did about chili fries

Baba said...

Hi Ladies! So very nice to meet you all! I am visiting all the party sites and following where I can. I am participating too. Party on from an old hippie grandma who is restoring an 1880 Victorian Stone Farmhouse here in Colorado.

vwestermeyer said...

oh my gosh .... cheese fries!!! i am adding your blog to my list of ones to come back to!!

Shawna said...

You have such a neat site. I hope God continues to bless your blog. I'm partying over at my book review blog, Teen Lit Review, and we are giving away a couple of books. Please stop by there or my other blog, Scamp's Place, for a visit anytime.

StacieinAtlanta said...

Hi Ladies-

I am stopping by from The Ultimate Blog Party to check your blog out and say hello. We are in for a great week!

Check out my place for your chance to win a LeapFrog Tag Reading System. :)

Stacie
The Divine Miss Mommy
http://www.thedivinemissmommy.com
http://www.twitter.com/stacieinatlanta

San said...

Hiya from UBP! :)

What a great giveaway - please count me in! ;)

Brea's Mommy said...

Great to meet you all! Thanks for a great giveaway. I would also like to invite you tp participate in Show off you blog Saturday! I would love to read your favorite post! It is never to late to link!

Venti Nonfat Chai Latte said...

Hello, just stopping by from UBP. Looks like a great book.

Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

Thanks for sharing your yummy cheese fries -- and -- *Thanks* for the giveaway!
I stopped by for the Ultimate Blog Party! I enjoyed finding your blog and will be back to visit again sometime :) It was nice "meeting" you!!
blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

Ruby said...

Great, an international prize! I'm in.
Ruby

Comfort Joy Designs said...

Hello! Poppin’ in from The Ultimate Blog Party…all the way from Queensland, Australia! G’Day! I hope you have time to visit my party soon.

Ta!

LivingforGod said...

I came here via the Ultimate Blog Party. Nice to meet you three!

Hope you'll stop by my blog when you get a chance :).

Super Fun Mama said...

I just stopped by, blog hopping as part of UBP 2009. It is very nice to meet you. I have a blog at www.superfunmama.blogspot.com; It's a toddler learning blog. I'd love to have you for a visit! I am loving UBP! Have a magical day. I have a goal of trying to visit 150 blogs per day, whew! Let's hope the little one takes long naps for the next few days.

carma said...

cheese fries- awesome! Just stoppin' by from UBP to say "hi"
carma :-)

T n' W said...

I just jumped in on the UBP and am so glad to find you girls. Very refreshing blog! But those cheese fries look a little evil:)

PT-LawMom said...

Yum, cheese fries. How ironic that I would land on your blog first. I am trying to reconnect with the church and feeling like God is speaking to me more and more every day, trying to encourage me to make the right choices and stay away from the wrong ones. I will add your blog to my list as yet another place He's pointed me to for encouragement.

Enjoyed the party. :)

Miss Grace said...

MMMMMM cheese fries! They'd be extra good with bacon crumbles.

JamericanSpice said...

Nice to meet you!

Talk about a party!

I'm quite intrigued and am learning how to get around!

Just stopping by from 5minutes for moms blog party!

Pamela said...

nice to meet you, I love your blog and would love to win that book sounds great
Happy UBP!!!

Angi said...

Nice to meet you! Would loe to win the book! www.wannabethoughts.blogspot.com (email connievail at hotmail dot com)

Amy said...

Found your link on the UBP. Nice to meet you. Happy blog hopping! I also have a giveaway going on. Check out my blog to enter.

amyeaton(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Carolyn G said...

Just stopping by to say hello on the UBP09 rounds. I LOVE cheese fries! YUMMO

Carla Anne Coroy said...

Glad to find this blog. Julie I seem to run into you wherever I turn! Lovely thing to do though...

the book looks very interesting and I believe Canada is international, right? At least the Post Office would think so! :)

Jenn @ Beautiful Calling said...

I should have eaten more dinner. That picture of the fries made my tummy growl and I don't want to eat right now because it is 10pm at night. (My brother is in Australia getting married as I type. The ceremony should have started 7 mintes ago!!)
Anyway, I am Canadian, mommy to 2 littles and LOVE to read!
Thanks for the chance to win.
First year participating in the party and what an amazing way to find new sites. I was telling my dh today what an amazing enouragement blogs can be if you are reading the right ones. Oh my, getting to be a bit rambly...I'd best stop!

ForestGreen said...

Thanks for the cheese fries.. I've enjoyed your blog and I can't wait to visit again!! :)

Thanks for the give o way..

ForestGreen said...

Thanks for the cheese fries.. I've enjoyed your blog and I can't wait to visit again!! :)

Thanks for the give o way..

Pamela Kramer said...

Here comes the prize train....TOOT TOOT!!!! You're a winner, stay tuned! Reference #141 Sorry I can't remember if I already left a comment.