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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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A Writer’s Blog Hop

By Barbie   /     Jul 17, 2014  /     Community, Writing & Blogging  /     13 Comments


What I love most about blogging are the treasured friends I’ve met along the way.  I wish I could meet them all in real life, hug their necks, cry on their shoulders and share stories face-to-face.  I can’t imagine my life without the amazing women God has surrounded me with on this journey.

I can’t remember exactly how I met Mary, but I am pretty sure it was from a blog link up, or through an encouraging comment she left on my blog.  She’s been one of my biggest cheerleaders, not just in my writing, but life in general.  When she asked me if I’d like to participate in a little blog hop about writing, I thought why not.  You may learn something new about me and it really helps me to process through they why’s of writing from time to time. If you’d like to hop over and read Mary’s thoughts on writing, I am sure you will be blessed to get to know her better!

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Featured Friend: Shelly @ Renewed Daily

By Barbie   /     Jul 15, 2014  /     Featured Writers  /     16 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.

Sharing My Space
by Shelly Hendricks
@ Renewed Daily

My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.”
 And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.” – (Psalm 27:8)

We’ve been blessed for years now with my husband having a work-from-home job. He has his desk set up as he likes it, and he logs in remotely for 8-10 hours a day. He’s very responsible and we are very blessed to have this opportunity.

For the first 4 years, we set up hubby’s office in our living room space. That way, we could be in the same room all day, visiting as he worked and enjoying just being together. We were definitely spoiled by those years.

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