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The Weekend Brew: Because (Five Minute Friday)

By Barbie   /     Sep 26, 2014  /     My 5 Minute Fridays, The Weekend Brew  /     45 Comments

Today I am joining a beautiful community of writers for 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 were moments today when I felt as if I couldn’t breathe.  The weeks of putting my emotions in separate little compartments, in order to function and get through the tasks that needed to be accomplished leading up to today, well, they all came crashing down this evening.

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Journey To The High Places: Ascent Of The Precipice Injury (Week 10)

By Barbie   /     Sep 23, 2014  /     Book study  /     10 Comments


Much-Afraid, tightly roped between her two companions, Sorrow and Suffering, begins her ascent up Mount Injury. Her five enemies are sitting on rocks below, gazing up at them with grimace and spite.

Do you ever feel the glare of your enemies as you ascend the mountain that the Lord has called you to climb?  I know that I do. My enemies — unworthiness, not good enough, not strong enough, etc. are constant onlookers every time the Lord calls me to climb. Similar to when Much-Afraid encountered Self-Pity throwing stones at her, I can almost feel the onslaught of my enemies’  stones as they target me and attempt to throw me off course.

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Treasury of Bible Stories Review & Giveaway!

By Barbie   /     Sep 20, 2014  /     Reviews & Giveaways  /     12 Comments
Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

As a child, I did not grow up in a Christian home.  Reading Bible stories at bedtime (or any other time for that matter), was not something I did.

But having come to Christ in my early 20′s, I had the privilege of reading Bible stories to my own children every night. Even though my children are grown now, I love the opportunity to review products for children. After all, I am a child at heart! And with my first grandchild on the way, and a Sunday School Class full of 4-6 year olds, I am building a library of acceptable reading materials to share with the little ones in my life.

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