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The Weekend Brew: When You’re Reminded of Your Destiny

By Barbie   /     Jul 26, 2014  /     The Weekend Brew  /     8 Comments

Seven years ago, a group of ladies from my church all got together and created art.  We prayed, asked the Lord for words for those in our community and got busy painting. We gave the pieces away, but before we did, my Pastor’s wife scanned them all into her computer.  Tonight, I was helping her print some things for a ministry trip.  I asked her if she happened to have any of the pieces I did that night.  I was completely amazed at what she  had.

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This painting was one of my first prophetic painting pieces.  This was done in 2007, and I started my blog in 2008.  Seeing this tonight awakened a desire in me to write, to share the Lord’s heart with others and to work on that second book of mine!

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The Weekend Brew: The Path of Life

By Barbie   /     Jul 19, 2014  /     The Weekend Brew  /     46 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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The Weekend Brew: The Day He Called Out To Jesus (Guest Post)

By Barbie   /     Jul 10, 2014  /     The Weekend Brew  /     32 Comments
I will be enjoying a four-day weekend and traveling to Oregon with a couple of friends tomorrow.  I am so looking forbear to getting away and having fun.  Jolene Underwood, my July Inspired Blogger, graciously agreed to write a guest post for The Weekend Brew.

July 5th, 2013.  It was one month after we moved back home. It was the day after our large 4th of July party. It was the day the kids left.  These five we’d cared for over the last fifteen months were moving to a new home. I was unable to continue caring for them. It all hurt.

The enemy threatened to tell me that our efforts were all for nought. Was it really worth giving up so much to be a foster mom if you can’t continue?  God allowed me to walk through the fire of one of my deepest fears. When I had to let go, I had to trust that He was taking care of it all. And he was.

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