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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.

Featured Friend: Mary @ Passage Through Grace

By Barbie   /     Jul 22, 2014  /     Featured Writers  /     0 Comment
Welcome to Featured Friend Wednesday!  Every Wednesday I will introduce you to one of my beautiful writing friends.  I hope you will take the time to read, get to know the writer and visit her blog and social media links.

I am the Question-You are the Answer
by Mary @ Passage Through Grace



Looking through the eyes of a 2 1/2 year old great niece on vacation was a lesson in self-discovery. Every few words or phrases were laced with “What’s that?” Questioning is the window to the world for a young child and not having been in a day to day situation with a toddler for years, I caught myself marveling at the process of discovery.

In the mind of a child, questioning leads to more questioning which opens up the world to him or her. The quest for answers is the end goal for us when we question, but for a toddler, many times one question leads to one piece of the puzzle that then leads to more questions. The end goal is not always to seek an answer. This process of discovery made me pause, step back and reflect on what this looks like in our journey to know God better.

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The Weekend Brew: The Path of Life

By Barbie   /     Jul 19, 2014  /     The Weekend Brew  /     44 Comments

The path of life

Walking along life’s path, I often feel alone.  I long to feel the weight of His presence. I know He’s there.  My intellect tells me that He is, and I choose to believe the written Word that says, “He will never leave me nor forsake me”.

To press forward in faith when you long for the tangible is often hard.

But that is exactly what faith is, a pressing forward into the unknown, knowing that the God of the universe has gone before you, goes with you and follows closely behind you.  I am hemmed in on every side. I cannot escape His presence.  He surrounds me with His goodness.

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Five Minute Friday: Bloom

By Barbie   /     Jul 17, 2014  /     Faith, My 5 Minute Fridays  /     32 Comments

Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and a beautiful community of writers at the Five Minute Friday where we are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes for the joy of writing.  No editing or backtracking necessary.  No need to be perfect.  This is where I get to write, letting it all go, allowing the words tucked away deep inside my heart to find their voice.



There is a seed that has been planted deep within my soul.  It is not a seed meant to remain there in the shadows, for what is created in secret must at some point burst forth with life.

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