41 In Weekend Whispers

The Weekend Brew: Strength In Numbers

“For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.”
(Matthew 18:20)

There is strength in numbers.  We were not meant to walk this journey alone. I am so thankful to God that He has put in my path people that encourage me when I feel weak and continually draw me closer to Jesus.

Friends, I am thankful for YOU!  You take time out of your busy day to stop by this space and encourage my heart through your comments.  When we gather ourselves together in community, truly God’s Spirit does reside.  We need each other.  I never realized when I began my blogging journey nearly five years ago how much life could come through an on line community.

Today, I am grateful for each one of you!

Are you blessed to have an online community which strengthens, supports, encourages and breathes life into your spirit?  Will you share in the comments below your experience?

Now it’s your turn to share encouragement here at The Weekend Brew.
1.  Write a post, or share one from earlier in the week, that encourages and brings life.
2.  Grab the button from my sidebar to use in your post, or simply link here.
3.  Visit the person who linked up before you (and a few others if you have time).



41 Comments

  • Reply
    Michele-Lyn
    January 26, 2013 at 9:31 am

    I am so blessed to be in community with you. I will get to meet you and hug your neck one day! And we will be able to talk long over some fresh brew. 🙂 Love you!
    Michele-Lyn recently posted..You are Chosen… [Dream Again Day 26]

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      Barbie
      January 26, 2013 at 7:15 pm

      Love you back my friend. You’re on the top of my “most inspiring women to meet one day” list!

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    Jen
    January 26, 2013 at 9:54 am

    So thankful for you Barbie & your sweet, sweet spirit! Community is so the key to Kingdom Living…isn’t it, my friend! 🙂
    Jen recently posted..How To Tell Your Daughter She is Beautiful.

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      Barbie
      January 26, 2013 at 7:16 pm

      So true, Jen! Honored to be in community with you!

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    ~Karrilee~
    January 26, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Oh sweet sister… our mutual love for things brewed, for the Lover of our souls, for community and truth and connection… how could we not become friends! I am oh so thankful for Community… often for me, ‘online’ Community is stronger and more ‘real’ than in real life! I am blessed to have both and honored to be a part in what God is building!
    ~Karrilee~ recently posted..Five Minute Friday: Again

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      Barbie
      January 26, 2013 at 7:17 pm

      Me too! My online friends are closer to me than some of my IRL friends. I am blessed by you!

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    Child of God
    January 26, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Hi hon,
    It is an amazing community and you too have blessed me so much. I just think it is awesome to make online friends all over the world and to have the same thing in common, Jesus. The bond is deep.

    Hugs to you my sister,
    <
    Child of God recently posted..Hell’s Best Kept Secret

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      Barbie
      January 26, 2013 at 7:17 pm

      I am blessed by you, continually, and thankful I got to hug your neck!

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    charis
    January 26, 2013 at 11:12 am

    thankful to have you joined with me in the things we are going through and happy to join with you,
    charis recently posted..the voice

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      Barbie
      January 26, 2013 at 7:18 pm

      Thankful to have you on the journey, through the good and the challenging. Love you!

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    Amanda
    January 26, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    Oh, how much I love this post!! 🙂 I have thought the same things since finding this lovely community of sisters in Christ!! 🙂 I look forward to these weekend sharings and fellowship, so THANK YOU my friend!! Have a blessed day!
    Amanda recently posted..Sweet, Simple Saturday

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      Barbie
      January 26, 2013 at 7:19 pm

      Amanda, I am thankful to have you along on the journey! Looking forward to getting to know you more!

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    Diane | An Extraordinary Day
    January 26, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    I’m grateful for you too, Barbie!!
    {hugs}
    Diane | An Extraordinary Day recently posted..Snowflakes | A Week at a Glance 1/26

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      Barbie
      January 26, 2013 at 7:19 pm

      Hugs back at you my friend!

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    Anita
    January 26, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Hi Barbie, I’m so happy to have found your blog through Studio JRU’s blog hop today. I’m looking forward to following along. God bless your Sunday!
    Anita recently posted..A Quilty Finish ~

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      Barbie
      January 26, 2013 at 9:47 pm

      I am honored Anita! I am hopping over to your blog to have a look!

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    Jennifer {StudioJRU}
    January 26, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    I already told you how much I loved this post this morning… but I had to come back tonight to let you know how inspiring your blog has been to your friends. Your blog was shared with my ‘it’s a small world blog hop’ today with a sweet comment from Michele-Lyn! xo
    Jennifer {StudioJRU} recently posted..it’s a small world {blog hop}.

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      Barbie
      January 26, 2013 at 9:48 pm

      Oh my heart, I love Michele-Lyn! I love you too! I am humbled, and honored. And I love this blog hop idea. I am going to run over to your blog soon, hop around through comments and link up a new blog find! Thank you friend!

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    Deb
    January 26, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    Thank you, Ms. Barbie, for letting me join in this week. HOPE your SONday is blessed and you have a great week!
    Deb recently posted..SONday Morning Song – He Knows My Name

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      Barbie
      January 28, 2013 at 8:18 pm

      You’re welcome Deb. So thankful to have you! I thought I left a comment on your blog, but I didn’t see it. I’ll try again!

  • Reply
    bettyl
    January 27, 2013 at 2:35 am

    Isn’t it amazing how His Word is true all the time! And being able to come together, even on the internet, is a wonderful thing.
    bettyl recently posted..is anything too hard for Me?

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      Barbie
      January 28, 2013 at 8:19 pm

      I love my online friends. Thank you for visiting my blog!

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    Jennifer peterson
    January 27, 2013 at 5:27 am

    I am blessed when I read your blog…. thank you!!! Love ya
    Jennifer peterson recently posted..winter

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      Barbie
      January 28, 2013 at 8:19 pm

      Oh friend, I am blessed to have you in my space. Thank you!

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    June
    January 27, 2013 at 8:01 am

    I’m thankful for YOU, Barbie! Your words are always inspiring!

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      Barbie
      January 28, 2013 at 8:20 pm

      Thank you June! I’m looking forward to stopping by your blog for a visit!

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    susan@avintagefarmwife
    January 27, 2013 at 11:06 am

    So glad God put you in my path, Barbie! Have a blessed and restful Sunday. BTW-love your new profile pic!
    susan@avintagefarmwife recently posted..Phyllis Blogger

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      Barbie
      January 28, 2013 at 8:20 pm

      Thank you Susan! I am thankful to have you in my life as well. And the profile pic is actually an old pic of me. Somehow my account is pulling this picture. Thanks for stopping by!

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    Laurie Collett
    January 27, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    I am thankful for you too, Barbie, and for this lovely community you have built. Thanks for hosting & God bless!
    Laurie Collett recently posted..Revelation of Christ: Triplets of Power

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      Barbie
      January 28, 2013 at 8:21 pm

      Thank YOU Laurie. Blessed to have you along on the journey.

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    Elizabeth@Transitional-Woman
    January 27, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    I enjoy blogging and love the wonderful women I’ve met through it. An online community I love and am deeply involved with is Ravelry, a social network for knitters, crocheters and spinners. A group I am a part of on Rav is a group of strong, committed Christians who not also share our love of fiber but our prayer requests praises and everything else under the sun. A dozen of us actually met up this summer and spent five wonderful days together.

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      Barbie
      January 28, 2013 at 8:22 pm

      Sounds like you have a beautiful community of women surrounding you Elizabeth. How wonderful! Have a blessed week.

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    Janis Cox
    January 27, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    So grateful a community of believers. So grateful to be able to read and link up. Meeting others so lifts my day.
    Blessings and thanks for the linky,
    Janis – Author of Tadeo Turtle
    Janis Cox recently posted..SUNDAY STILLNESS – Psalm 92:12

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      Barbie
      January 28, 2013 at 8:22 pm

      Thank you for stopping by Janis! I look forward to paying your blog a visit!

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    Rina Peru
    January 28, 2013 at 2:27 am

    Hi Barbie. This reminds me how I have learned so much in my blogging ministry through link-ups like this :)! Yes, I am learning a lot from other like-minded bloggers and they wouldn’t know how much their, my readers’, comments so encourage me!

    Thank you for this community where we can share our hearts and lives :).
    Rina Peru recently posted..Healed Mind {A Testimony}

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      Barbie
      January 28, 2013 at 8:23 pm

      Blessed to have you Rina!

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    Judith at WholeHearted Home
    January 28, 2013 at 10:50 am

    I have been blogging a year-and-a-half and it has been such a blessing, especially the comments. You get to know your readers and often a conversation occurs as ladies share with each other. Thanks so much Barbie for this blog and also the linkup this week.
    Judith at WholeHearted Home recently posted..Go Directly TO JAIL; Do NOT pass Go; Just Write that Post!!

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      Barbie
      January 28, 2013 at 8:23 pm

      Thankful for you Judith! Have a blessed week.

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