Welcome, friends, to my new home on the inter web. I am so thankful that you are here.
I have been considering this change for a while now, and with my life being in a state of change and transition, right now seemed like a great time for a change. I have loved blogging under “My Freshly Brewed Life” over the last 6 years. But over the years, this home on the web has become so much more than a place for me to share my personal journey. It’s become a place where friendships have been made, community has been formed and encouragement has been given and received. God has given me a heart for women, and my heart has grown so much for each of you who take time away from your busy schedules to stop and read these words. My prayer has always been that they would first bring glory to the Lord, and secondly, that they would offer you hope and encouragement on your own journey.
So why the change?
I struggled for a long time about changing my URL to my name. (It is not fully changed over yet. Right now you can access my site either way.) I never felt like I was anyone special, and that I didn’t need to have authorship tied to my words, that My Freshly Brewed Life was enough of a catchy name that people would remember. And then I self-published a book, and am working on a second, and I realized that all of the other places you will find me on the web have my in-real-life name attached to them. So why not? I am still the same person. I am simply stepping out from underneath the blanket of living a freshly brewed life to offer you even more real authentic worship as I seek to honor and bring glory to the Lord in this space. For now, I’ve done a simple redirect and you can access this space through barbieswihart.com as well as myfreshlybrewedlife.com. Over the next several months, I will be moving away from MFBL altogether. If you’d like to update your readers now, you may. But I will give you ample warning before the MFBL URL (at least for this blog) goes away.
What will change?
Most things will remain the same. My writing style will remain devotional centered and I will continue to blog about what I am learning on my faith journey, as well as continue to host The Weekend Brew (which, by the way, needs a page!). One of the main ways this space will change even more beginning next year is that it will be a place for us to gather, women of all ages and all walks of life, to receive a daily cup of His grace. As I pondered whether to keep my previous blog name as my tagline, I discovered that I wanted something that spoke more of community. I believe most days it takes a village to make a blog successful, and by successful I mean being able to continually write and share words that will encourage your heart. I have met so many wonderful women along the way, and I have no problem inviting them in to share their gift with you here.
Does “daily” mean there will be new content every day? No. But I promise you that when you visit here, whether it’s once a week or 3x a week, you will receive grace enough for each day. He wants to fill your cup. [Tweet “Will you come, and sit awhile and allow Him to fill your cup with His daily grace?”]
I hope you will continue to be encouraged in this space. There are a few housekeeping things I am still working on. If you see anything that doesn’t make sense, or a link that doesn’t work, will you let me know?
I am truly thankful for each and every one of you. You make my life richer just by being here.