The Weekend Brew: Just Hold On! — 42 Comments

  1. Barbie, so sorry you have been under the weather. Do take care of yourself.

    I applaud any and all Mother’s who homeschool. It is not something that I would have pursued with my children. Hang in there and never forget that HE is faithful and will see you through. Hugs to you!

    • Thanks Lea. I never intended to pursue it either, especially working full time. Call me called and crazy! Hope you’re enjoying your weekend.

  2. Believing – really, really believing – that makes all the difference:) Hope you feel better soon – hope your home schooling challenges turn a corner – He knows – He is not surprised:) Standing with you in your belief!

  3. Barbie, I am all too familiar with those feelings. You are not alone. When we get overwhelmed in life–especially with an illness–our defenses are down and our spiritual immune system is under attack. I’m so glad you are reaching out for the hem of His garment to receive the power that flows from Him alone. Jesus will comfort you, give you rest, and restore while He stands beside you, whispering ideas to help you along the way.
    Praying for you.

  4. I’m sorry to hear about your illness! I pray you’re feeling better soon! Homeschooling can be tough and overwhelming. How wise of you to turn to Him in the challenges and listen to His will! Thank you for sharing because you’ll encourage many.

  5. Oh, Barbie, how often I have reached for that hem and have ALWAYS found it, found Him. I am praying for you as you walk with Him and know that He is with you.
    Caring through Christ, ~ linda

  6. I am stepping up my prayers for you, right now! Oh Barbie, what encouraging words come through your heart…it saddens me to hear that things are not going well with home school. But perhaps that is partially due to your physical health and very busy schedule this past week…May the one who called you remind you of His faithfulness and lead you according to His good and perfect will concerning you and your daughter. You know I relate…
    praying. Hugs. Please give yourself grace…and cranberry juice…in abundance! Be well.

  7. Barbie, your words spoke to my heart this morning. Thank you.
    As I was catching up and reading a few past posts I’m keenly aware of what an amazing writer you have become. God is doing a great work in you. 🙂
    An aside… I’m not sure that it matters if “I” see that my work is making a difference. Sometimes that is a helpful perspective for me. I’m learning that what matters is that I am faithful and obedient to HIM, to honor and glorify HIM in all I say and do. (And really…that’s the biggest challenge.) Hope I made sense as I am so tired at the moment. 😉

    • Diane, you totally made sense! As a blogger, it’s hard to stay balanced, when I know deep down that as long as what I am doing is used for His glory, that’s all that truly matters. As a mom, sometimes I get to a point where a little affirmation and encouragement would go a long way. Last week was one of those weeks. Thanks for your constant encouragement!

  8. Good Morning Barbie –
    Before commenting, I prayed for God to encourage your heart. I posted on that same verse in Galatians yesterday. So your post truly reiterated for me the very thought which I had yesterday which was – Don’t lose heart. I love when He works this way. So thank you for sharing this today. May the days ahead get easier as you hold onto the One Who is holding onto you!!!

  9. Beautiful image – and I needed to hear the message as well. We are having financial difficulties at this time, but I’m focusing that it is a season and God is telling me to not give up and to hold on as well, I know this season will come to an end.

    Nicole @ WKH

  10. I’m praying for you, Barbie. A word the Lord gave me last week, and I have used on my blog is…
    1 Corinthians 16:13
    Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. (N.K.J.V.)
    Be brave, be strong, girl! I hope you have a great weekend!

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