Ultimate Blog Party 2012

Ultimate Blog Party 2012Hello, and welcome to my humble little space in blogland.  If you are visiting for the first time, perhaps from the UBP 2012 hosted by 5 Minutes for Moms, I invite you to kick off your shoes, grab a cup of coffee and a chocolate truffle and stay for a bit.

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A little bit about me.

My husband and I will celebrate our 24th wedding anniversary in August.  We have four amazing kids (21, 18, 11 and 8), who all love the Lord and serve in the House of Prayer as singers and musicians/worship leaders.  I am privileged to be employed there full time as an administrative assistant, where I also minister in prayer and on worship teams as a singer, and help to administrate our Children’s Equipping Center.  Life is a balancing act, and I am not perfect.  But I serve a perfect God who gives me the grace and strength to make it through each day

A little bit about my blog.

I began my journey of blogging about four years ago, at the encouragement of my Pastor who had recently began blogging.  I have always loved to write and I thought perhaps this would be an online journal of sorts.  But what I found was so much more.  The Lord has used blogging to awaken my love for writing and for communicating His heart to women.

I am not your typical mommy blogger, but rather a mom who blogs.  I don’t often share about my kids on my blog.  They are older and well, the pictures are quite as fun to share!  But I strive to be real, open and honest as I share my journey with Jesus here.  I recently began sharing about “healthy living“, which will include recipe posts from time to time, as well as all things related to health.

I believe that each day is a freshly brewed gift from the Lord and that He has hidden treasures just waiting for us to find!  I trust that as I share my life with you, you will find rest and peace in knowing that a loving God holds you in the palm of His hand. He adores you!

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I hope you will stop by from time to time, and I would love to get to know you!  If you leave a link to your blog, I will come visit you.  Have fun at the blog party!

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About Barbie

Wife, working mom, nana, artist, worshipper, coffee drinker and chocolate lover. My heart is to encourage women in their walk with the Lord. Thank you for stopping by and come again soon!

78 thoughts on “Ultimate Blog Party 2012

  1. Hey Barbie! So happy to see your participating in UBP again this year! I’ve always loved your blog {and your beautiful writing!} but you’re right, I think we lost each other at sometime throughout the year. Glad to have “found” you again! Have fun partying! 

  2. Wow, congrats on 24 years married in August!  My husband and I will be celebrating 14 years together this month.  Thanks for stopping by for the UBP12… I’m now following you on Facebook and Twitter.  🙂

    1. Awe, that’s great.  August is the perfect month to get married. I tried convincing my daughter but she’s oped for June.  9 weeks.  Yikes!

  3. I saw that you’re the first one to comment on the UBP post – made me smile 🙂  Nice blog meeting you, I am glad your pastor encouraged you to blog. I love that each day is freshly brewed  by God 🙂

  4. Well, I learned something new!  I didn’t know your pastor encouraged you to blog.  How neat is that? 

    I love your blog and you too!

  5. so fun 🙂 I stop by all the time, but am thinking I better check out the blog party and see who’s writing I’ve been missing out on! thanks! 

    1. It was so much fun the last two years.  It’s fun this year too, but I am being way more selective as to who I follow and how.  I mean, my Google Reader already has way too much in it.  But there are just so many fabulous bloggers out there!  Have fun!

  6.  Barbie, I’m so glad I saw this post.  I joined the party today and have enjoyed meeting so many new people!  Thanks!

    Tereasa from hispenonmyheart.com

    1. Enjoy the party.  I am following you now.  Actually, I think it’s a re-follow.  Thankful I am finding those who have gotten lost along the way!

  7. Stopping by from the UBP. This is my first party and I’m hoping to be able to visit a lot of bloggers. Please try and stop by and say hello. Have a great week-end!

  8. Stopping by from UBP! Love what you have here. (especially the coffee and chocolates idea ;)) I am so excited to find encouraging blogs like yours ! Thanks for sharing and looking forward to more 🙂

  9. Hi Barbie, it’s so nice to be getting to know you. I’m very interested in your healthy living posts as I just recently started trying to live healthier myself. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I really appreciate your kindness and support.

  10. I’ve visited your blog before, but I’m stopping by with UBP. What a lovely welcome your blog transmits. God Bless you.

  11. Wow, Barbie!  Look how popular you are!  🙂  Looks like you’re having wonderful party success over here in your little corner of blog land.  You know I love reading your blog. 


  12. I’ll be hitting you up for mommy help in the future. I get the “are they all yours?” ALL THE TIME! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Enjoy the party!

  13. Love this UBP post!  I’m sure the pictures of your kids are fun but I really like that you are a Mom that blogs.  That’s kind of what I am and I really enjoy it.  It’s an outlet and a ministry unto itself.  I’m pleased to meet you!  Blessings and peace, Becky 

  14. You had me at chocolate truffles! So glad you stopped by my blog last year for this party and introduced yourself! I have had the joy of following you ever since!

    24 years of marriage is amazing!!!! Love your heart and willingness to share it, including your journey in healthy living. We just started the path so you are ahead of me blazing the trail!

    1. Saw your Facebook button over in the sidebar and somehow I only followed you with the Choosing Love Facebook page. All is fixed now and I follow you personally too!

  15. I love that “each day is a fresh brewed gift from the Lord”. Barbie, I’m so glad I finally made it over. I’ve enjoyed seeing your name and comments on other blogs as well as mine. Nice to “meet” you!

  16. Hi! Thank you so much for stopping by. Nice to meet you too 🙂 Your blog is just dashing! I look forward to reading more of your posts. Happy Friday! 
    Tiffany from ingracealways.blogspot.com

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