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Ragamuffin DVD – Review & Giveaway!

By Barbie   /     Jul 10, 2014  /     Reviews & Giveaways  /     14 Comments

I got saved in 1985 and was introduced to Christian music by a fiend of mine.  We would listen to Amy Grant in her car on the way to business college.  One of the songs that I loved to sing for it’s upbeat tempo and the way it made me feel was “Sing Your Praise to the Lord”, which is actually a song written by Rich Mullins.

I have been blessed with the opportunity to review a copy of Ragamuffin, which is based on the life of Rich Mullins.


I didn’t know it at the time, but my Christian walk was deeply impacted by songs written and/or performed by Rich Mullins.  When I first started attending Church, Awesome God was sang almost weekly, and during a particularly hard time in my life Hold Me Jesus brought me much comfort.

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Featured Friend: Rebekah @ Three Bees In A Blue Bonnet

By Barbie   /     Jul 08, 2014  /     Featured Writers  /     14 Comments
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.

Holding On to You:  Finding God In The Midst Of The Things That Hurt by Rebekah @ Three Bees In A Blue Bonnet

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The most beautiful summer day lies right outside my back door. A clear blue sky like an accidental spill of water across the table; cherry trees vibrant with verdant green leaves – so similar to the birds that perch in their branches; the warm sun soaking in to fresh cut grass and smells like happiness and memory.

I see these things around me and they make me smile. For a moment. And then I’m not smiling. I’ll have taken a step. Or stretched something out too far. Or moved too quickly and realized that one of my joints isn’t cooperating. There is pain.

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Hinds Feet on High Places – Book Study Info

By Barbie   /     Jul 07, 2014  /     Book study  /     10 Comments

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I am getting excited about this book study.  I know of at least six others who are joining in. There is never any pressure for you to keep up.  In order for me to process through my thoughts, it will help to blog about it.  But I have no expectations for you other than that you allow God to speak to your heart.  If you need to slow down, get behind, need a break that’s perfectly fine.  There are no rules!  And for those of you unable to join in the reading, that’s perfectly fine.  I hope you will visit when you can and interact through comments here on the blog.

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