The Weekend Brew: Start Anew!

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The Weekend Brew: Start Anew!

By Barbie   /     Jan 05, 2013  /     The Weekend Brew  /  

Today I want to encourage you with this simple truth:

Today is a new day.  Today, we start anew!

As I pray for you, I hear God whisper to my heart:

“My child, do not reflect on the past, or those things you feel you failed to accomplish.  Today is a new day and you get to start anew.  I have new dreams for you, new hopes, new desires.  I am putting them into your spirit right now.  But it’s up to you to search them out.  Let the past go!  The disappointment, the shortcomings, those things you just didn’t quite finish.  Perhaps I was leading you another way all along. Don’t live this day in regret, but look forward.  I am doing a new thing!  Take my hand, and walk with me as we start fresh, anew this day!”

Are you having a hard time letting go of yesterday?  I am praying that He will give you the grace to take His hand and move forward.

For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.  (Isaiah 43:19)

Now it’s your turn! Link up a post that will encourage and breathe life to those who visit, and remember to share the love by visiting one or two of the others blogs who link up!  I don’t have a button yet, so please just link to this post.

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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. Mia Says: January 5, 2013 2:31 am

    Dearest Barbie
    These are words full of wisdom and pregnant with expectation. Yes, your new thing is a gift from His hand to us all.
    Much love, my friend, and a blessed weekend
    Mia recently posted..The Dance of Desires

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  2. Beth @ My Destiny Says: January 5, 2013 4:26 am

    I have a post to share too. Where is Mr. Linky? And I agree with that word 100%. It is a new day. His mercies are new every morning and there is hope!

    Much love!
    Beth @ My Destiny recently posted..Mama taught me …

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  3. Angie @ Beauty of One Says: January 5, 2013 6:23 am

    Happy New Year, Barbie! Wow, my post today so relates to this and the force of our expectations. Do you have a linky?
    Angie @ Beauty of One recently posted..unleash the force of expectation in 2013

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  4. Lisa Says: January 5, 2013 8:25 am

    Ahhh Barbie- I totally needed this to encourage me to hit publish today. I have been fighting with my internal self on whether I was really hearing God’s okay to return to world of Facebook (even though He has confirmed and reconfirmed) and your post was the cherry on top. I LOVE your new blog look. Makes me also want to take the leap there… I am at the edge :)
    Lisa recently posted..I. Return.

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  5. Michele-Lyn Says: January 5, 2013 10:25 am

    Oh my! I love your new blog design! And this weekend brew? Is that new for your link up? I just love you!
    Michele-Lyn recently posted..New Creation… [Dream Again Day 5]

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  7. Child of God Says: January 5, 2013 11:53 am

    Beautiful words of encouragement! Thanks for sharing this. A new day and a new filling of His Spirit.

    This is a great link up, looking forward to reading what everyone has to say.

    Child of God recently posted..Divine Healing

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  8. Laura Rath Says: January 5, 2013 12:44 pm

    Hi Barbie,
    Love your new blog look and the new Weekend Brew! God bless!
    Laura Rath recently posted..Starting Small

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  9. Positively Alene Says: January 5, 2013 1:54 pm

    So thankful to be back at your place. Loving your new look!!! Thanks always for your encouraging spirit. Blessings for 2013 friend.
    Positively Alene recently posted..coming face to face with human trafficking and the exodus road.

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  10. Jennifer peterson Says: January 5, 2013 2:28 pm

    Love that so encouraging!! Thank you!!
    Jennifer peterson recently posted..weekend brew

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  11. Janet @ Frugal & Focused Says: January 5, 2013 2:36 pm

    What beautiful words of encouragement. And while I know they apply to all my yesterdays, I feel like I really blew it yesterday so this words were particularly needed today. Thanks for hosting. Have a beautiful weekend.

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  12. Wendy Says: January 5, 2013 8:42 pm

    So thankful for His mercies new every single day. New is definitely a word He has been whispering to me as well friend. Love that He has used your words here to speak it again to me. Blessings and much love.
    Wendy recently posted..Everything in Me

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  13. Marty Says: January 6, 2013 4:59 am

    Amazing image! And sweet words of encouragement to begin the new year :-)
    Marty recently posted..New

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  14. jean wise Says: January 6, 2013 5:23 am

    Barbie, this prayer really spoke to me. I read it several times. Thank you!
    jean wise recently posted..The Magi – Lectio Divina

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  16. Mary Says: January 6, 2013 9:40 am

    Looking forward to shaking off the old and steppin into the New Year with God’s Word. He makes all things new…Have a wonderful SonDay!!
    Mary recently posted..New Growth

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  17. Pam Says: January 6, 2013 10:49 am

    The words you heard from Him are a sacred echo to similar thoughts He’s been putting in me in the start of this new year too. Blessings on your 2013, Barbie!
    Pam recently posted..One Ribbon at a Time…

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  18. Laurie Collett Says: January 6, 2013 11:49 am

    Awesome photo & message — speaks to my heart today, as reflected in my post. Thanks for your faithfulness in hosting & God bless!
    Laurie Collett recently posted..New Beginnings: Triplets of Rebirth

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  19. Mary Says: January 6, 2013 12:01 pm

    Oh, Barbie…I love this post! “Are you having a hard time letting go of yesterday?” this line resonates with me and I am sure with others. It is so hard to let go of past failures and times when things didn’t go well…especially when we have to go there again!

    Hugs to you my friend.
    Mary recently posted..Keeping it straight…

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  21. Stephani Says: January 6, 2013 6:40 pm

    Barbie, you won’t believe what this morning’s sermon was titled, “Forgetting What is Behind.” ~ Hmmmm, I wonder if God is trying to tell me something. I do think my past failures cause me to think I will never overcome certain things in my life, but I press on without straining or striving, but simply be honoring. Thanks!
    Stephani recently posted..Honor

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  22. Jennifer Says: January 6, 2013 7:56 pm

    Something new! Happy New Year!
    Jennifer recently posted..Dancing with Joy

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  23. Diane | An Extraordinary Day Says: January 6, 2013 9:36 pm

    Barbie…I love your new look here!!! And the sky photograph is amazing!!
    Oh my….God didn’t just whisper to me. He changed the whole trajectory of where I was headed in my physical life. And I’m sure that my virtual life will be greatly impacted as well. I’m leaning in hard. Trusting with my whole heart. Excited to see the goodness He has planned.
    Thank you for Isaiah 43:19. :D I needed that!
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