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Sing // Five Minute Friday

Thrilled to be writing among the beautiful Five Minute Friday community. This is where we write for just five minutes, on a word prompt. We don’t worry about perfection or making it just right, but rather allow the words to flow freely without over thinking. If you’ve never written for the Five Minute Friday, come join us. You will be glad you did!


Ever since I was a little girl, I loved to sing. I always wanted to have a voice good enough to take part in plays, or musicals, and after I came to know the Lord, sing on worship teams.

Fast forward to several years back when my dream came true and I was allowed to sing on our worship teams at church. I am not the best singer, and I really had to work at it to hit my notes, but I enjoyed getting on stage, closing my eyes and singing my heart out to the One who is worthy, and to the One always accepts my offering of song whether I’m on key or not.

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Although my husband and I weren’t blessed with the greatest of vocal genes, my children on the other hand, well, let’s just say, they can SING! Somehow the gift of song passed through us on to almost all of them. Three of our four children are worship leaders. Our oldest son has launched a three-song EP with our son-in-law and a friend, and they are working on their first full length worship album. Here is a link to the EP. My son sings the first song, and my daughter and son-in-law sing the second. I love watching my children grow in their gift of worship leading.

I am thankful that I get to use my voice to give praise to the One who is worthy, no matter what it may sound like.

I will sing to the LORD as long as I live. I will praise my God to my last breath! (Psalm 104:33)

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12 Comments

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    Andrew Budek-Schmeisser
    April 20, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    Great message here, Barbie. I suspect, however, that if I am required to sing hymns of praise in Heaven, God will surreptitiously slip a pair of foam plugs into His ears.

    Yeah. That bad.

    #1 at FMF this week.

    http://blessed-are-the-pure-of-heart.blogspot.com/2017/04/your-dying-spouse-300-bucket-list.html

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      Barbie
      April 22, 2017 at 9:17 am

      Your voice is beautiful to God. Blessings to you Andrew!

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    Lesley
    April 21, 2017 at 7:44 am

    I love to sing too- it is such a great way to praise God and I love how he accepts our offering of song no matter how good our voice is. What matters is that we’re singing for him. Visiting from #13.

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      Barbie
      April 22, 2017 at 9:17 am

      AMEN! Have a blessed weekend Lesley!

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    Christine Duncan
    April 21, 2017 at 11:26 am

    God accepts our imperfect worship and it becomes perfected in Him… I’m so glad he does that! I love being on my worship team as well, encouraging hearts into His presence. Worship readies us for Him to move. Sometimes it’s the only offering we have left, and what a wonderful God we serve, He honors it every time.
    Blessings, Barbie! Have a fantastic weekend praising Him!

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      Barbie
      April 22, 2017 at 9:22 am

      Thank you for visiting Christine. I read your beautiful post this morning. Such a blessing!

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    Tara
    April 21, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    I’m not a good singer, I envy those who can. But then I remember we’ve all been given different gifts.
    I’m in the 49 spot this week.

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      Barbie
      April 22, 2017 at 9:23 am

      And your voice is still beautiful to God! Thanks for stopping by Tara!

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    annette from A net in Time
    April 21, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    rejoice indeed with those who can sing well (your younglings) and those of us who might not (like me). 🙂 But regardless…we aught to be singing eh? 🙂

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      Barbie
      April 22, 2017 at 9:23 am

      There is nothing better in life than singing through it!

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    Sarah Geringer
    April 22, 2017 at 7:23 am

    Great story on this week’s prompt, Barbie! Glad to linkup with you here AND there this week!

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    June
    April 23, 2017 at 10:46 am

    I’m a hummer, lol 😉 I think it’s wonderful that your children were given such a gift, Barbie! Thank you for posting the link to the EP! Blessings on your Sabbath!

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