16 In Faith/ Glimpses

Monday Morning // Glimpses v.5

Heal

Happy Monday friends! I normally come up with a different type of title for theses posts, but tonight I’m exhausted and my brain is having a hard time reflecting on the beauty I’ve seen this last week. I had a revelation recently and it’s caused me to take some pretty drastic steps to walk toward complete healing of all the “stuff” I’ve been carrying around my entire life.

One thing I’ve been reminded of this last week is that we can get so comfortable with who we are, good and bad, that sometimes we are afraid to let go, because we aren’t sure who we will become once all the stuff is gone.

It’s not even that I like my stuff — the hurt, pain and rejection I’ve carried for too long. But they have become a part of who I am and play a huge role in my story up to this point.

I often question if I will like the person I am without all the baggage. Does that seem weird? Oh I want to be free, but freedom comes at a price. It’s hard sometimes to look deep, to really dig up those things buried beneath the surface. It’s work and honestly I’m not sure I have the strength.

But I know that God is with me. He is my Healer and He desires that I walk healed and whole.

“For I will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds,” says the Lord. (Jeremiah 30:17)

So in a couple of months I will be undergoing some pretty intense weekly healing sessions, with the expectation that when it’s all over, I will be healed, full of joy and able to more fully embrace the life that God has given to me.

And now I continue to list the beauty that I’m finding in my every day life.

Glimpses #41-50

41.  A night of uninterrupted time to write.
42. At home movie night with hubby.
43. A day trip to celebrate my best friend’s birthday.
44. Blessing my friend with a gift card to Hobby Lobby.
45. Having people you can trust to share your deepest pain with.
46. Late night chats with my daughter.
47. A night of uninterrupted sleep.
48. Coming home from work to a clean kitchen.
49. Healthy children.
50. A pool party with my amazing co-workers.

How are you doing today? I’d love for you to share in the comments below. And if you have an encouraging post, I hope you will share with the community so that others can be blessed.

The Glimpses link up will open at 12:01 AM (PST) each Monday, and will remain open through Noon on Saturday. My hope is that those who were linking up on Saturday over the weekend will still have an opportunity to do so.

Please take a moment to go over the “guidelines”. There aren’t many, but I want to make sure that whatever is shared fits with the intended purpose for the link up. If you’d like to grab the button below and display it in your posts, feel free. Or there is a button code in the sidebar as well.

I am looking forward to reading your posts and visiting your blogs this week!
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It is time to share the glimpses of beauty found this week.
Words written, gratitude given, photos taken, things created — anything that reflects the beauty of God revealed in your ordinary life.
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5. Use the hashtag #glimpsesofhisbeauty so that we can find one another’s posts.

 

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16 Comments

  • Reply
    Michele Morin
    August 8, 2016 at 4:15 am

    Barbie, I’m sorry that you are so tired and drained, but thankful that you are persevering with listing the blessings. Looking forward to what God is going to do!

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      Barbie
      August 8, 2016 at 9:06 pm

      Thank you Michele! Me too!

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    Lisa notes
    August 8, 2016 at 6:42 am

    “…but freedom comes at a price.” Sometimes we’re not willing to pay the price; sometimes we are. Can’t wait to hear more about your revelation when you’re ready to tell! Praying for your healing, Barbie; I’m sure God will use it again later to help heal others as well.

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      Barbie
      August 9, 2016 at 8:19 pm

      Thanks so much Lisa. Praying He will give me the words to share as I walk this journey.

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    Debbie W.
    August 8, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Hope you get a burst of energy Barbie and have a great week.

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      Barbie
      August 9, 2016 at 8:19 pm

      Thanks so much Debbie!

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    Carly
    August 8, 2016 at 10:40 am

    I relate to what you say that we can get so used to the baggage we carry around with us that it is hard to give it up, even when we don’t want to keep carrying it. Freedom does come at a price- it’s not easy but in my experience it is worth it. Praying for your healing.

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      Barbie
      August 9, 2016 at 8:20 pm

      I so appreciate your prayers Carly. Have a blessed week.

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    June
    August 8, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Praying for healing, my friend.

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      Barbie
      August 11, 2016 at 10:06 pm

      Thank you June. I appreciate you so much!

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    Lea
    August 8, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    Oh, Barbie, I think of you often and pray for your complete and total healing from the baggage you are carrying. Blessings to you my friend!

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      Barbie
      August 11, 2016 at 10:08 pm

      Lea, thank you so much for stopping by.

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    Hannah
    August 8, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    “He is my Healer and He desires that I walk healed and whole.” Amen, my friend. And I love the idea of sharing glimpses of beauty!

    • Reply
      Barbie
      August 11, 2016 at 10:09 pm

      Thank you Hannah. I would love for you to share the beauty He brings to your life should it ever work in your schedule!

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    Dolly @Soulstops.com
    August 9, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    Barbie,

    I pray God continues to bring greater healing to you, my friend 🙂 Have you ever tried a HeartSync prayer session with http://ihouseofhope.com/index.html? I tried it after someone recommended it. It was helpful.

    Hugs,
    Dolly

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      Barbie
      August 11, 2016 at 10:12 pm

      I’ve had a few SOZO’s but never a HeartSync. I am prayering about taking the 9 month steps class through Celebrate Recovery.

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