Ultimate Blog Party 2012

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Ultimate Blog Party 2012

By Barbie   /     Apr 12, 2012  /     Community  /     

Ultimate Blog Party 2012Hello, and welcome to my humble little space in blogland.  If you are visiting for the first time, perhaps from the UBP 2012 hosted by 5 Minutes for Moms, I invite you to kick off your shoes, grab a cup of coffee and a chocolate truffle and stay for a bit.

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A little bit about me.

My husband and I will celebrate our 24th wedding anniversary in August.  We have four amazing kids (21, 18, 11 and 8), who all love the Lord and serve in the House of Prayer as singers and musicians/worship leaders.  I am privileged to be employed there full time as an administrative assistant, where I also minister in prayer and on worship teams as a singer, and help to administrate our Children’s Equipping Center.  Life is a balancing act, and I am not perfect.  But I serve a perfect God who gives me the grace and strength to make it through each day

A little bit about my blog.

I began my journey of blogging about four years ago, at the encouragement of my Pastor who had recently began blogging.  I have always loved to write and I thought perhaps this would be an online journal of sorts.  But what I found was so much more.  The Lord has used blogging to awaken my love for writing and for communicating His heart to women.

I am not your typical mommy blogger, but rather a mom who blogs.  I don’t often share about my kids on my blog.  They are older and well, the pictures are quite as fun to share!  But I strive to be real, open and honest as I share my journey with Jesus here.  I recently began sharing about “healthy living“, which will include recipe posts from time to time, as well as all things related to health.

I believe that each day is a freshly brewed gift from the Lord and that He has hidden treasures just waiting for us to find!  I trust that as I share my life with you, you will find rest and peace in knowing that a loving God holds you in the palm of His hand. He adores you!

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I hope you will stop by from time to time, and I would love to get to know you!  If you leave a link to your blog, I will come visit you.  Have fun at the blog party!

About Barbie

I am wife and mom to four beautiful children. I have been marked by the love of a relentless God who never stops pursuing me. My desire is to encourage you on your own journey, giving you glimpses of His love and sprinkles of His grace along the way.


  1. Traci Says: April 12, 2012 9:13 pm

    Love you friend!  <3 Traci

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  2. Sydney Says: April 12, 2012 9:22 pm

    Hey Barbie! So happy to see your participating in UBP again this year! I’ve always loved your blog {and your beautiful writing!} but you’re right, I think we lost each other at sometime throughout the year. Glad to have “found” you again! Have fun partying! 

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  3. Susie B. Homemaker Says: April 12, 2012 10:24 pm

    Wow, congrats on 24 years married in August!  My husband and I will be celebrating 14 years together this month.  Thanks for stopping by for the UBP12… I’m now following you on Facebook and Twitter.  :)

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  4. Sherrey Meyer Says: April 12, 2012 10:54 pm

    Love you, Barbie!  And guess what?  Our anniversary is August 15th — a great month for marriages.  :)

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  5. Liza Pierce Says: April 13, 2012 12:07 am

    I saw that you’re the first one to comment on the UBP post – made me smile :)  Nice blog meeting you, I am glad your pastor encouraged you to blog. I love that each day is freshly brewed  by God :)

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  6. Liza Pierce Says: April 13, 2012 12:09 am

    Oh maybe I should have commented a my blog, let me try…

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  7. StopnSmellChocolates Says: April 13, 2012 1:11 am

    Glad to be here Barbie and you know I’ll be happy to have that cup of coffee and a truffle!  :)

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  8. Charina Says: April 13, 2012 1:54 am

    Each day is a freshly brewed Gift from God….so true Barbie!

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  9. Anonymous Says: April 13, 2012 3:41 am

    Stopping by from the UBP.  So nice to meet you!

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  10. Anonymous Says: April 13, 2012 4:01 am

    Well, I learned something new!  I didn’t know your pastor encouraged you to blog.  How neat is that? 

    I love your blog and you too!

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  11. Glenda Childers Says: April 13, 2012 11:15 am

    It is fun to show up at a party and see someone you already know. Thanks, Barbie.

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  12. Nikki Says: April 13, 2012 11:28 am

    so fun :) I stop by all the time, but am thinking I better check out the blog party and see who’s writing I’ve been missing out on! thanks! 

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    • Barbie Says: April 13, 2012 8:54 pm

      It was so much fun the last two years.  It’s fun this year too, but I am being way more selective as to who I follow and how.  I mean, my Google Reader already has way too much in it.  But there are just so many fabulous bloggers out there!  Have fun!

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  13. Rashida Wilson-Singh Says: April 13, 2012 11:57 am

    What a beautiful Blog , I love the music! I am stopping by from UBP, have a bless weekend!

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  14. Anonymous Says: April 13, 2012 1:38 pm

     Barbie, I’m so glad I saw this post.  I joined the party today and have enjoyed meeting so many new people!  Thanks!

    Tereasa from hispenonmyheart.com

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  15. Only True North Says: April 13, 2012 2:19 pm

    Hello there – I found your blog on the UBP linky list and am really glad to have connected! From one coffee lover to another, may the Lord bless you this weekend!

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  16. Jenn Walden Says: April 13, 2012 3:24 pm

    Party hopping from the UBP- Wow- 24 years of marriage- Congratulations!!
    Hope you can stop by and visit us too and join us for the GHQ 2012 (a FREE fun event with great prizes)- http://www.onehouseschoolroom.com/2012/04/ultimate-blog-party-2012.html

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  17. Christin Says: April 13, 2012 3:37 pm

    Oooh that coffee and those truffles look delectable! {{{Hugs}}}

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  18. DrawingTheLine Says: April 13, 2012 6:06 pm

    Stopped by from UBP. It is a great way to meet fellow Christian bloggers.

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  19. countrylife4me Says: April 13, 2012 7:59 pm

    Stopping by from the UBP. This is my first party and I’m hoping to be able to visit a lot of bloggers. Please try and stop by and say hello. Have a great week-end!

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  20. Melissa Says: April 13, 2012 9:38 pm

    Glad to have found your blog, I can’t wait to explore and check out your healthy living post. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  21. Anonymous Says: April 13, 2012 9:42 pm

    So glad that you are writing and enjoying it…appreciate you, Barbie :)

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  22. Krista Herling Says: April 13, 2012 9:49 pm

    wrong ID

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  23. Krista Says: April 13, 2012 9:51 pm

    So nice to meet you!  Congratulations on 24 years!  I aspire to that!  We’ll have 7 in July!

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  24. Jenna Says: April 13, 2012 9:57 pm

    Stopping by to say Hi! 

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  25. Shanda Oakley Says: April 13, 2012 10:34 pm

    Hi. I just joined the blog party too!

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  26. Mary Bonner Says: April 14, 2012 2:54 am

    How fun is this???  Love your blog.  Thanks for stopping by my place.  

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  27. Jennifer Nance Ryan Says: April 14, 2012 6:44 am

    Stopping by from UBP! Love what you have here. (especially the coffee and chocolates idea ;)) I am so excited to find encouraging blogs like yours ! Thanks for sharing and looking forward to more :)

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  28. Gretta Says: April 14, 2012 11:03 am

    Stopping by from UBP12 ~ Your kids may be older and not as much “fun” to blog about but I’m sure you have plenty of wisdom to share on your blog to encourage those of us who have younger children and sometimes wonder if what we’re instilling will catch on…ha!  Stop by and visit me at The Johns Family ~ 

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  29. Jennifer Dawn McLucas Says: April 14, 2012 11:51 am

    Hi Barbie, it’s so nice to be getting to know you. I’m very interested in your healthy living posts as I just recently started trying to live healthier myself. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I really appreciate your kindness and support.

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  30. Cherry Says: April 14, 2012 1:36 pm

    Coming by from UBP12 – thanks for your welcoming post here!  This is a fun way to connect with kindred hearts.

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  31. Anonymous Says: April 14, 2012 5:54 pm

    I’ve visited your blog before, but I’m stopping by with UBP. What a lovely welcome your blog transmits. God Bless you.

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  32. Barbie Says: April 15, 2012 8:25 am

    What wonderful encouragement Gretta!  I’ll be by to visit you!

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  33. Rosann Says: April 15, 2012 11:23 am

    Wow, Barbie!  Look how popular you are!  :-)  Looks like you’re having wonderful party success over here in your little corner of blog land.  You know I love reading your blog. 


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  34. Distherapy Says: April 15, 2012 8:40 pm

    Thanks for the cup!  I love learning more about how and why folks blog.  Yours is a good one…

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  35. barcra Says: April 16, 2012 4:44 pm

    Oh so thankful you posted on my blog so I could hop over here. I am going to love your blog! Thank you for the beautiful things you are doing and for serving the Lord the way you are! http://ktbuttons.blogspot.com/

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  36. Miranda Glenn Tanner Says: April 16, 2012 6:03 pm

    I’ll be hitting you up for mommy help in the future. I get the “are they all yours?” ALL THE TIME! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Enjoy the party!

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  37. Barbie Says: April 16, 2012 11:03 pm

    I am so glad you stopped by!  Have fun blog hopping!

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  38. From Ministry to Motherhood Says: April 17, 2012 5:49 pm

    Love this UBP post!  I’m sure the pictures of your kids are fun but I really like that you are a Mom that blogs.  That’s kind of what I am and I really enjoy it.  It’s an outlet and a ministry unto itself.  I’m pleased to meet you!  Blessings and peace, Becky 

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  39. Wendy Says: April 17, 2012 8:42 pm

    You had me at chocolate truffles! So glad you stopped by my blog last year for this party and introduced yourself! I have had the joy of following you ever since!

    24 years of marriage is amazing!!!! Love your heart and willingness to share it, including your journey in healthy living. We just started the path so you are ahead of me blazing the trail!

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  40. Melissa@Pink Paper Peppermints Says: April 18, 2012 1:05 pm

    Hello Barbie, stopping in from UBP, love your pretty blog, it’s so soothing!  I can almost smell the coffee brewing. :)  Put you in my bookmarks!


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  41. Onna Says: April 19, 2012 10:46 am

    Here for the party! I love what you said about each new day! We need to remember that as we wake each morning. Nice to “meet” you! :]

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  42. Jessie Gunderson Says: April 19, 2012 9:59 pm

    I love that “each day is a fresh brewed gift from the Lord”. Barbie, I’m so glad I finally made it over. I’ve enjoyed seeing your name and comments on other blogs as well as mine. Nice to “meet” you!

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  43. Tiffany Garza Says: April 20, 2012 3:49 pm

    Hi! Thank you so much for stopping by. Nice to meet you too :) Your blog is just dashing! I look forward to reading more of your posts. Happy Friday! 
    Tiffany from ingracealways.blogspot.com

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