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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.

This Holy Ground (A Song) – Featured Writer Dana Butler

By Barbie   /     Oct 29, 2014  /     Featured Writers  /     26 Comments


Friends, today I am so excited to introduce you to my dear friend, Dana Butler.  I’ve followed Dana’s blog for a number of years and I just adore her.  She is genuine and has such  heart for the Lord and for others.  I just know you be blessed as she shares today.  Please leave her a comment, and take a moment to visit her blog.  You will be encouraged!

Hello, sweet friends! This week has found me trying, trying, and trying again to wrangle and wrap words around deep, burning places inside me, to compose a coherent, authentic piece to share with you here.

And the more I tried, the more “blocked” I felt.

Blocked, that is, until I asked for prayer on my personal Facebook wall. And y’all? My friends instantly surrounded me. 40 plus women covered me and my writing process in prayer that evening. I was undone by the support.

And within just minutes, I knew: The burning in my bones? It wasn’t a blog post. It was a song.

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Nescafe Dolce Gusto Genio Coffee Machine + Giveaway | #MC #Sponsored #LiveWithGusto

By Barbie   /     Oct 27, 2014  /     Reviews & Giveaways  /     31 Comments

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central for NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto, and received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

If you know me, you know that I absolutely LOVE my coffee.  I take it with sugar, hot, over ice — there are so many ways to enjoy a good cup.  With the different seasons there are different flavors that I love to indulge in.  Although I don’t always have the extra money to fund my coffee habit, having a good quality coffee maker at home is essential for this busy professional.

Introducing the NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Genio.

Nescafe Dolce Gusto Genio

This amazing single-cup coffee machine has the ability to please my coffee palate all year long. No matter my mood or the temperature outside, NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Genio brews 19 different coffeehouse quality hot and cold beverages, so I can enjoy multiple flavor offerings and seasonal offerings.  Some of the benefits of this small but mighty machine are:

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The Weekend Brew: Moving Forward And An Introduction

By Barbie   /     Oct 25, 2014  /     The Weekend Brew  /     37 Comments


I cannot tell you how blessed I am to be in community with you all.  I am truly thankful to God, every day, that He brought me to this big world of blogging and has allowed me to share my life with you.  Your comments, messages and emails give me hope and breathe life into my soul.  You have helped to keep me moving forward during a time when I’d rather just not move at all.

It’s been a hard week, but hopefully next week will be better!  I just have to keep my head up, looking unto Jesus, believing that He will do what He said He would do.  He is my strength and I put my trust in Him.  Sometimes, I admit, I allow negative thoughts into my head.  It’s then I have to keep reminding myself of who it is He says that I am.

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