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Five Minute Friday: Welcome

Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and others for the 5 Minute Friday where we are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes simply for the joy of writing. No editing or backtracking necessary. No need to be perfect. Just words freely flowing from my heart to yours.

Welcome

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Holy Spirit Thou art welcome in this place
Holy Spirit Thou art welcome in this place
Omnipotent Father of Mercy and Grace
Thou art welcome in this place
(Lyrics)

I welcome Him in to this space which I dedicated to Him from the beginning.  I pray and grasp for words.  He comes and fills my heart and it comes from the overflow. As He welcomes me to come, I draw near, with ears to hear, “what are you saying Father”?  And I write.  Sometimes free.  Other times afraid.

Will they receive me?  Will they feel welcomed here in this place?

When you come for a visit, no matter how long you stay, I pray that you feel His presence.  I pray that His Words make you feel welcomed, at home, at peace.

My friends, you are welcome here.  Holy Spirit, You are welcome here.

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31 Comments

  • Reply
    Alissa Collins
    October 4, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    🙂 Beautiful! I love to welcome the Holy Spirit… Knowing as I do, that I never know what I am going to get! 🙂

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      Barbie
      October 6, 2012 at 1:14 am

      So true. Thanks for stopping by Alissa!

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    Laura @ Pruning Princesses
    October 5, 2012 at 3:35 am

    Thanks for the welcome, Barbie. I need the reminders to keep this space as a spot for him and not just a selfish outlet for me.

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      Barbie
      October 6, 2012 at 1:13 am

      Thank you Laura.

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    Mary Bonner
    October 5, 2012 at 4:03 am

    Barbie, I felt welcome the first time I was here. Very welcome. Something about your online space was/is special. Thank you for making me feel so welcome!

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      Barbie
      October 6, 2012 at 1:12 am

      Mary, I am so thankful. I am grateful that I get to do this, to share His heart with so many. And to receive His heart from so many. You are one of those!

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    Diana Denis
    October 5, 2012 at 4:10 am

    I have always felt right at home here with you. What a beautiful prayer Barbie. So glad to have you to glean from and follow as you keep Him first in everything you share here.

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      Barbie
      October 6, 2012 at 1:12 am

      Thank you Diana! I am grateful for you, for your gift that you freely share with others. Thankful I get to know you through blogging.

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    Dedra@SimpleOpulence
    October 5, 2012 at 5:21 am

    Barbie- I am grateful to have the privilege of being in your welcoming presence in person. You exude welcome. Even when you are tired and done, you still say welcome. 🙂

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      Barbie
      October 6, 2012 at 1:11 am

      Oh Dedra, so grateful for you. Thank you for your encouragement today! It truly warmed my heart.

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    Ro elliott
    October 5, 2012 at 5:30 am

    beautiful…you have a very welcoming place…which comes from a welcoming heart…blessings to you~

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      Barbie
      October 6, 2012 at 1:10 am

      Thank you so much Ro Elliott!

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    Debbie
    October 5, 2012 at 5:56 am

    I always feel welcomed with you Barbie! You are a blessing to so many. Glad to call you friend.

    Blessings and love,
    Debbie

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      Barbie
      October 6, 2012 at 1:10 am

      Ditto my friend! I’ve missed you. My reader is overflowing. I hope to get caught up with you soon!

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    Jennifer Camp
    October 5, 2012 at 6:34 am

    Oh, Barbie, yes, I feel the Holy Spirit in this place, this place you hold up, surrendered, to Him. Just beautiful, friend. Your heart is stunning, for Him.

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      Barbie
      October 6, 2012 at 1:10 am

      Thank you Jennifer. I am so thankful for sisters in Christ like you. Truly genuine spirits, loving Him and loving others.

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    Nikki
    October 5, 2012 at 6:49 am

    Yes, I feel it every time I visit. Even in my email, I feel Him speaking to me through you. So blessed by this space you created for us to worship Him freely. Thank you, friend.

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      Barbie
      October 6, 2012 at 1:09 am

      You are a blessing to me my friend. I hope we get the chance to meet one day!

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    Jessica Chenoweth
    October 5, 2012 at 6:56 am

    His presence is what truly fills us. Beautiful post!

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      Barbie
      October 6, 2012 at 1:09 am

      Thanks for stopping by Jessica. I appreciate it very much!

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    k c
    October 5, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Hi Barbie,
    Thank you so much for the warm welcome. Looking forward to visiting with you:)
    karen

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      Barbie
      October 6, 2012 at 1:08 am

      Thank you KC. And welcome!

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    Dana Pittman
    October 5, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Amen… Thank you for such a warm welcome.

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      Barbie
      October 6, 2012 at 1:08 am

      Thanks for stopping by Dana!

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    Alia_Joy
    October 5, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Barbie, I love your welcoming spirit. It does overflow out of you even though we’ve never met. Blessings to you, dear one.

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      Barbie
      October 6, 2012 at 1:08 am

      Thank you Alia. I have truly enjoyed your blog and getting to know you as well.

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    charis
    October 5, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    yes, i do feel welcome. you have become a friend.

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      Barbie
      October 6, 2012 at 1:07 am

      Thank you so much Charis. I consider you a friend as well. Wish I could head up to Redding for a visit. Perhaps one day soon!

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    Denise Oldham
    October 6, 2012 at 12:25 am

    Thanks for the warm welcome, be blessed.

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      Barbie
      October 6, 2012 at 1:07 am

      Thanks for stopping by Denise!

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    Kacey
    October 6, 2012 at 7:16 am

    oh, how sweet! I love this. Your blog is so pretty and calming. I really like your header. Thanks for stopping by to visit my FMF post.

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