42 In Weekend Whispers

Springs Of Living Water // The Weekend Brew

When you find yourself walking through a valley,
remember that the path you take is temporary.
He promises to bring you through the valley.

If you look closely at the rock and dirt beneath
you will see pools of water rising up
beneath the barren ground.
These pools are meant for healing.

When you feel dry and parched,
remember that all who are thirsty,
all who are weak
need only come to the fountain.

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If you look closely across the valley
and behold the One who stands before you,
you will see Living Water begin to rise up.
It has come to fill the empty places.
It has come to bring refreshing.

May your barrenness be filled with life,
May your valley season be filled with hope,
May your empty places be filled with Living Water.

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42 Comments

  • Reply
    Betsy
    March 14, 2015 at 1:09 am

    This is beautiful, Barbie. You are a gifted women: wonderful words, beautiful graphics, and you write poetry too! I love reading The Weekend Brew on Saturday mornings.

    (By the way, the share buttons are turning up quick and easy now on your posts.)
    Betsy recently posted..When God’s Plan is Different than Yours

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      Barbie
      March 14, 2015 at 6:59 pm

      Thank you Betsy. I’ve loved creating poetry with my words. I like the shorter posts. And I am thankful my share buttons are behaving. Have a blessed week Betsy!

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    Ifeoma Samuel
    March 14, 2015 at 2:52 am

    Hi Barbie, Thank you for the poem and the linkup. Have a great weekend

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      Barbie
      March 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by Ifeoma Samuel.

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    Joanne Viola
    March 14, 2015 at 3:24 am

    Beautiful post. It reminded me of this verse I read in Psalm 145 yesterday >”The Lord always keeps his promises; he is gracious in all he does.” (verse 13, NLT). And yes, when He opens His hand, He satisfies every hunger & thirst. So grateful He fills us with life, hope, and Living Water. Have a blessed weekend!
    Joanne Viola recently posted..5: Of Life, Friendships & Our Stories

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      Barbie
      March 14, 2015 at 7:40 pm

      I love Psalm 145 Joanne. Thanks for stopping by!

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    Candace
    March 14, 2015 at 5:35 am

    Thank you for this beautiful encouragement! I have walked through many valleys. This: “If you look closely… you will see Living Water begin to rise up.” I will keep that close today and always. What a perfect thing to visualize!
    Candace recently posted..Praying For Our Lost Children

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      Barbie
      March 14, 2015 at 8:58 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Candace. God is faithful and will continue to bring you through.

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    Mary Dolan Flaherty
    March 14, 2015 at 5:59 am

    Great imagery, Barbie. Thanks for that encouragement.
    Mary Dolan Flaherty recently posted..Finally Free

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      Barbie
      March 14, 2015 at 8:58 pm

      You’re most welcome Mary!

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    Debbie @ Bible Fun For Kids
    March 14, 2015 at 6:11 am

    Thanks so much for hosting!
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      Barbie
      March 14, 2015 at 8:59 pm

      Thanks for participating Debbie!

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    June
    March 14, 2015 at 7:24 am

    Not just any water, but the Living water. To fill our empty places. Amen, Barbie. What a beautiful offering today. Blessings on your Saturday!

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      Barbie
      March 14, 2015 at 9:00 pm

      I loved your offering today June. You bless!

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    Elizabeth
    March 14, 2015 at 9:56 am

    This is beautiful and so encouraging, Barbie. Thank you!
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      Barbie
      March 14, 2015 at 9:00 pm

      You’re welcome Elizabeth. Thank you for always inspiring me.

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    Julie Lefebure
    March 14, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    Your post is beautifully refreshing. Thank you for sharing with us the gifts and talents God has blessed you with. May your weekend be a beautiful time at the fountain. Much love!
    Julie Lefebure recently posted..What I Learned This Week – March 14

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      Barbie
      March 14, 2015 at 9:03 pm

      Thank you Julie. I will make an effort to soak Him up, despite illness. Blessings!

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    Laurie Collett
    March 14, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Beautuful, Barbie! Thanks for the inspirational post & for hosting, & God bless!
    Laurie Collett recently posted..Triplets of Spirit: Know, Seek, Find

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      Barbie
      March 14, 2015 at 9:03 pm

      Awesome to see you here each weak Laurie!

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    Mindy
    March 14, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    He brings us THROUGH the valley – yes! He never just leaves us there does He? Wonderful and encouraging reminder.
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      Barbie
      March 14, 2015 at 9:05 pm

      Thanks Mindy. Have a blessed week.

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    bluecottonmemory
    March 14, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    Beautiful, Barbie! Drenched in His hope!

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      Barbie
      March 14, 2015 at 9:05 pm

      Thank you friend!

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    Chris
    March 14, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    Again, Barbie. You are the pen of a Ready Writer – gifted for the King (Psalm 45:1)

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      Barbie
      March 14, 2015 at 9:05 pm

      Oh Chris, you bless me so.

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    Lyli @ 3-D Lessons for Life
    March 14, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Barbie, your words here have encouraged my weary spirit. Bless you

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      Barbie
      March 15, 2015 at 8:09 pm

      May you continue to be refreshed this week Lyli!

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    Dawn
    March 14, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    it is like you are bathing us in prayer,Barbie… I just have to say , Amen!
    Thanks for your faithfulness as you share the link up and connect hearts together, but even more for sharing your heart for Him.
    Blessings,
    Dawn
    Dawn recently posted..Reflecting His Grace

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      Barbie
      March 15, 2015 at 8:10 pm

      So thankful to have you here Dawn! Blessings!

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    Michelle Anderson
    March 15, 2015 at 5:49 am

    Thanks for this prayer of encouragement Barbie. 🙂
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      Barbie
      March 15, 2015 at 8:11 pm

      You’re so welcome Michelle!

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    Holly Barrett
    March 15, 2015 at 6:55 am

    Thanks for this reminder, Barbie. I’m in a space where I am floundering…feeling afloat without a church family…and I needed the reminder that the Fountain is the source of everything I need. Bless you on this Lord’s Day, sweet friend. xoxo
    Holly Barrett recently posted..May we shout for joy over your victory {SSMT}

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      Barbie
      March 15, 2015 at 8:11 pm

      The fountain is accessible 24 hours a day, from anywhere. Thankful you were encouraged Holly. Have a beauty-filled week!

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    Lux Ganzon
    March 15, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    Love how “refreshing” this post is. Our faithful God will always always provide. 🙂
    Lux Ganzon recently posted..I Am No Damsel In Distress

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      Barbie
      March 15, 2015 at 8:13 pm

      So true Lux. Thank you fro stopping by. Have a blessed week.

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    Rose @ Walnut Acre
    March 15, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    Thank you for hosting 🙂
    Rose @ Walnut Acre recently posted..Morning Musing Over Coffee – Expressing Gratitude

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      Barbie
      March 15, 2015 at 8:14 pm

      You’re welcome Rose. Looking forward to visiting your blog soon!

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    Kym
    March 15, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    Our message in church this morning was about the Samaritan woman and Jesus offering her Living Water. 🙂
    Kym recently posted..Scripture and a Snapshot – March 14, 2015

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      Barbie
      March 15, 2015 at 8:14 pm

      That’s so good! Thanks for stopping over Kym.

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    Jedidja
    March 17, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Thank you Barbie. This is a powerful and hopeful blogpost.
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    Kelly @RaisingSamuels
    March 20, 2015 at 5:50 am

    Thank you for the hope and encouragement! Hope you have a wonderful weekend 🙂 #bloggercaregroup
    Kelly @RaisingSamuels recently posted..Jesus and His Disciples (Homeschool Learning Week 28)

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