36 In Glimpses

His Promise Still Stands // Glimpses Link Up

First of all, I just want to thank you guys for encouraging my heart in a HUGE way with my last post. I sometimes lose sight that even though I’m walking through a valley, God is still using me. You’ve given me the strength to keep going, to just be real and go with where the Spirit leads me concerning my writing. I truly love each and every one of you who come here every week and am filled with such gratitude that we can do life together in this way.

My daughter, son-in-law, my two year old grandson and our soon-to-be born grandson moved in with us this past week. We’ve gone from a family of five to almost 9! So things have been a little chaotic, but can I just say how much this Nana is enjoying so much time with our grandson. And I cannot wait until Nathan is born. I’m going to enjoy cuddling him a lot!

Today I want to share with you a song we sang in worship today, as I can’t seem to find my words for a post. But this song….I could not keep the tears from falling. I was reminded once again of the faithfulness of God, no matter what season in life we are walking in. And what I took away from this song is that HE WILL DO IT AGAIN! I’ve seen Him move powerfully in my life, and I will see Him do it again. He is a good God and He will never fail me. When you fear you may lose heart, remember His promise still stands. Great is His faithfulness.

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I don’t know what season you are walking in. Perhaps it’s a season of intense joy. Perhaps you are broken and needing a touch from the Lord. I hope that no matter where you find yourself, this song will minister to your heart. I hope you will find a quiet place to sit back, close your eyes and allow God to minister to your heart through it.

Do It Again, by Elevation Worship (There is a Cloud album).

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

Glimpses #431-440

431. Encouraging words from my blog community.
432. The strength to keep doing what I am called to do.
433. Tickling my grandson and hearing his laughter.
434. Being greeted by my grandson in the mornings.
435. Dinner date with my hubby.
436. Finding a seamstress to hem my daughter’s prom dress on short notice.
437. Shopping, lunch and coffee with my bestie.
438. Worship songs that allow the healing tears to fall.
439. A full house.
440. The smell of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies.

The Glimpses link up will open at 12:01 AM (PST) each Monday, and will remain open through Noon on Saturday. I am looking forward to reading your posts and visiting your blogs this week!

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.
1. Grab the button to place in your post, or simply link back here.
2. Link up with the post permalink, and not just your blog url.
3. Visit and encourage others who link up. We need each other!
4. Share about the link up on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
5. Use the hashtag #glimpsesofhisbeauty so that we can find each other’s posts.



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36 Comments

  • Reply
    Lesley
    May 8, 2017 at 12:17 am

    So glad you have felt encouraged this week- and I love that song! A friend introduced me to it a few weeks ago and it has been in my head ever since!

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      Barbie
      May 8, 2017 at 8:53 pm

      I can’t get the song out of my head. I’ve been reminding myself of His faithfulness several times a day. Thanks for stopping by Lesley.

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    Bev @ Walking Well With God
    May 8, 2017 at 2:51 am

    Barbie,
    I loved this music video….just what I needed this morning and this week as I face yet another surgery. “You’ve never failed me yet.” Resting in that line from the song…..Amen!

    Glad you have felt encouragement from friends and the One who lifts your head….
    Blessings,
    Bev xx

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      Barbie
      May 8, 2017 at 8:54 pm

      Bev, I am so thankful God ministered to you through the song. You will be in my prayers this week!

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    Michele Morin
    May 8, 2017 at 4:25 am

    We’re walking side by side in the grammy chaos! I’ve got a little guy and then a new sibling coming in September, and like you, I can’t wait to cuddle that little bundle. Big brother is very active and won’t bear much time in Bam’s lap anymore (unless we’re reading a book!).

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      Barbie
      May 8, 2017 at 8:55 pm

      It’s such a fun stage of life. We are blessed to have a grandchildren close. Blessings!

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    Diane
    May 8, 2017 at 5:18 am

    Beautiful! Thank you so much for the ministry of that song, Barbie! Trusting God with you.

    I rejoice with you for the ministry of encouraging words from your readers. This is a beautiful community. So glad you’ve been spurred on… {{hugs}}

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      Barbie
      May 8, 2017 at 8:55 pm

      Diane, I am so thankful you are here! You are a ray of sunshine for sure!

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    jodie filogomo
    May 8, 2017 at 5:52 am

    It’s amazing how some songs can really speak to us!!
    And family?? They are so blessed…
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Reply
      Barbie
      May 8, 2017 at 8:58 pm

      Thank you Jodie!

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    Gayl
    May 8, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Sounds like you have a houseful, but what a blessing! I’m glad you were encouraged by the comments last week. We love you and are glad to be a part of this community.

    Blessings to you, dear Barbie!

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      Barbie
      May 8, 2017 at 8:58 pm

      Thanks Gayl! I love having you here. You bless me so much.

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    Amy Jung
    May 8, 2017 at 9:57 am

    What a crazy but fun time having so many people under one roof. Enjoy the mess!!! 🙂 As I read your post, I wondered if simply sharing the struggle to write is a niche for you. Juggling life and writing…it’s something I appreciate about you.

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      Barbie
      May 8, 2017 at 8:59 pm

      Oh Amy, yes! I do feel that is my niche right now. For some reason, God has not allowed me to stop writing. Thank you for being here!

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    Mitzi
    May 8, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Beautiful music….very encouraging…very uplifting…moving…inspiring! You certainly have a house full and are gonna be so blessed to have them all surrounding you. Congrats on the soon to be grandchild. New life….new hope! Blessings to you my friend!

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      Barbie
      May 8, 2017 at 9:03 pm

      Mitzi! I am so glad you stopped by. I’ve missed visiting your space. Looking forward to reading your post.

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    Lisa notes
    May 8, 2017 at 11:13 am

    I’m glad you’re getting such great time with your grandson in your home! Hope that continues to go well. Praying that Nathan’s delivery will be uncomplicated and healthy. Thanks for sharing the song…enjoying listening right now.

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      Barbie
      May 8, 2017 at 9:03 pm

      There is nothing that brings me more joy than my beautiful grandson! I hope you enjoy the song Lisa!

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    Ruth @ plantedbylivingwater
    May 8, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    I love the song! I don’t think I’ve heard it before, so thank you for introducing it to us! I’ve shared it with a young lady who has lived a very difficult time for the majority of her life. I think she’ll like it, too.
    Congrats on the soon to be born baby! God bless you all as you make these changes in your lives together.
    “You’ve never failed me yet.” And He never will!!! Amen!

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      Barbie
      May 8, 2017 at 9:04 pm

      So glad you liked the song. I’ve got it on repeat so it will continue to sink in deep. Blessings!

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    June
    May 8, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    Oh, my! You do have a full house! There will be challenging times, I’m sure, but enjoy the blessing of it while it lasts! You’re in my thoughts and prayers this week, friend!

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      Barbie
      May 8, 2017 at 9:05 pm

      Thank you so much June!

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    Natalie
    May 8, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    I appreciate how you embrace the hard seasons by looking for gifts, for the good in the midst of the hard. That is a joy-inducing spiritual discipline, to be sure.

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      Barbie
      May 8, 2017 at 9:06 pm

      Thanks so much Natalie. Some weeks I come kicking and screaming with my lists of blessings, but once I’ve got them down, I feel so much better. There is so much power in thanksgiving!

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    Susan Shipe
    May 9, 2017 at 3:40 am

    A house full could be a tremendous help to your family right now as long as everyone pulls their own weight. Barbie, boundaries…remember boundaries with love & grace. Just thinking of YOU.

    • Reply
      Barbie
      May 9, 2017 at 10:05 pm

      Yes. It’s been a little chaotic around here but yes, BOUNDARIES! Thank you!

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    Trudy
    May 9, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Yes, Barbie, God still uses you even when you’re going through a dark valley. Your struggles make many feel less alone, including me. Those grandchildren can really bring sunshine to our hearts, can’t they? 🙂 Your graphic and the song really speak encouragement to my weary heart and body today. I have never heard of that song before, and I love it. Love and hugs to you!

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      Barbie
      May 9, 2017 at 10:06 pm

      So thankful the song blessed you!

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    Joy Lenton
    May 9, 2017 at 9:53 am

    Barbie, your words are always worth reading, be they many or few. It’s heartening to hear how you have been encouraged by us. It’s an honour to be a part of your faith journey, sharing hallelujahs and hiccups! May God give you strength for the busy days ahead with your family, and some tiny pockets of rest and peace in which to recoup and breathe. I loved the video, enjoying a song that was new to me and has such uplifting words. Thank you for sharing it and for making this space such a welcoming place to be. Bless you, friend! xo

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      Barbie
      May 9, 2017 at 10:07 pm

      JOY! I smiled at the though of sharing hallelujahs and hiccups with you! You are a blessing!

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    Angela
    May 9, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    I love your gratitude glimpses!! Beautiful <3

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      Barbie
      May 11, 2017 at 8:31 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Angela!

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    Lux G.
    May 9, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    Amen! For we have an amazing God!

    • Reply
      Barbie
      May 11, 2017 at 8:31 pm

      Yes we do! Appreciate the visit Lux!

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    Mary Geisen
    May 10, 2017 at 7:11 am

    What a blessing to receive so much encouragement. That’s why this writing community is the best and I love you are part of it.

    I imagine adding three more people to your house will squeeze you in ways you cannot even think about now. I’m believing it will be a huge blessing for all. My son and daughter-in-law have been living with me since October. They do not have kids but it makes a difference when you are used to being by yourself. Praying for you as you transition into this new normal. God’s presence will get you through.

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      Barbie
      May 11, 2017 at 8:33 pm

      It has been interesting to say the least, especially when it comes to meal planning. I am thankful for God’s grace and His strength. Thank you for visiting Mary!

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