Blessed in Community // Weekend Whispers — 39 Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing this part of your story, Barbie. It resonates. I was encouraged as I read, and that, to me, is foundational for fellowship and community. Thanks for opening your blog home for community, fellowship, and encouragement.

  2. I have been truly blessed by meeting you Barbie through blogging and you have been such and inspiration to me. I have not linked up with you yet but I am hoping to soon. I am just getting back into the swing of blogging more. May God bless you and Carrie as you make the changes coming soon. I look forward to seeing what it is .

  3. I’ve been delightfully surprised at the community and friendships I’ve found through blogging as well. Who knew?! I’ve met so many wonderful people, and the best part is that many – like you – are godly and encouraging, and are also faithful prayer warriors. I’m looking forward to the big announcement and to see what’s coming next!

    • I am blessed by you Kym. You are one of the first faith homeschoolers I began to follow a while ago and you’ve encouraged me greatly more than you know.

  4. Oh, yes! I have definitely felt truly blessed whenever I stop to read your blog posts! And I am also very thankful that you have continued to share your link-up party for so many believers in Christ to connect and support one another! I look forward to seeing the new changes you will be making here! God keeps moving us forward, as we seek His will in our lives!! Bless you, Barbie!!

    • Ann, I am so grateful you hear how you’ve been blessed by the community here. Thank you for sharing your beautiful writing with us.

  5. I have been subscribed to Weekend Whispers for several months now, but am fairly new to the blogging world. I love seeing your posts in my inbox, because I know I will be encouraged and inspired by you and Carrie both. I love your transparency, your strength, your honesty, and your hearts! Even though you are going through trials and seasons of your own, you have always been willing to reach out and help me! That means the world to me! I am looking forward to seeing what is to come, I can’t imagine anything much better! 🙂 ❤ Thank you for all you do! Thank you for being a friend! ❤

    • Rachelle, I am so thankful to have met you through blogging. I am hoping my life calms down in a few weeks so that I can spend more time reading your words. You have a beautiful heart and I am thankful you decided to start blogging.

  6. Barbie, I love hearing more of your story. This community has been a huge blessing to me in the relatively short time I’ve connected with you. And the main things that come across are authenticity, openness, honesty, hope, encouragement and an oh so warm welcome. It’s somewhere I instantly felt at home and ready to drink coffee together. You have a rich faith field here, a beautiful grace-filled gathering of souls and a sharing beyond the superficial. It’s a precious thing indeed. Now I’m excited to hear what God will do next! Blessings and love to you and Carrie. You are awesome women of God! <3

    • Joy, I am encouraged, and I know Carrie is too, to find out how welcome you feel here. We are thankful for you and look forward to reading more of your beautiful heart-filled words.

  7. I’ve really enjoyed being a part of first The Weekend Brew and now Weekend Whispers. I’m not sure how long I’ve been here, but it’s been a blessing to me. Reading yours and Carrie’s words have always given me something to think about or identify with. I’m excited to see what you have in store!

    • Gayl, thank you for sticking with me through my seasons of change. We are blessed and encouraged by you as well.

  8. So excited to see what is next! I honestly felt as though I was reading the story of my life there for a bit. I adore the weekend whispers series. So many beautiful women share their hearts here. It does give one a sense of belonging…a feeling that they are not alone. Big hugs to you! Have a blessed weekend!

  9. Weekend Whispers in all it’s forms, has always been a blessing, sweet Barbie! It’s one of the first things I read on Saturday morning, and it always encourages and inspires me. Looking forward to seeing what God has planned. Prayers and blessings!

    • I am encouraged to know how encouraged you are through this link up. We are grateful to have you along on this journey June!

  10. Barbie, you are one of the first people I started to get to know, through 5 Minutes for Faith and your own blog. when I started blogging. I was thrilled to join you when you started Fresh Brewed Sundays, and am still glad to join you now. Can’t wait to see what you have planned! God bless!

    • Laura, you have been so faithful to this community. I am truly thankful for you and for our friendship. I’m hoping my life will calm down soon so that I can to reading more of your lovely blog posts.

  11. Barbie, thank you for sharing your story. I never thought about how a middle sibling might feel. I thankful for the friends I’ve met online and excited about your surprise! May the Lord guide each step.

  12. Barbie, I have been blessed by your love of community. You are the blogger I first connected with in discovering blogging communities and link ups. You encouraged me greatly! And though we don’t interact as often as we used to, I still love reading what God lays on your heart! Sweet blessings, and I can’t wait to see what is coming!

  13. Dear Barbie & Carrie,
    The warmth and transparency of your site has touched me from the start. We are all on a journey of faith and it is great to have the encouragement of this community. Barbie, thank-you for your faithfulness over the years!

  14. Dear Barbie & Carrie,
    I have enjoyed being here as this has been a place that has felt inviting & inclusive. And now, Barbie, I know why this is so. May you realize that God took what the enemy desired to use to harm you & used it for good, His good purposes here. I am grateful to be here & look forward to what lies ahead. Blessings to you both!

  15. Barbie and Carrie excited to see where God is leading you. Blessings and prayers as you enter this new adventure. Praying lives will be touched all over the world because of your faithfulness.


  16. Barbie, I’m so glad that you shared that little thread from your story. For one thing, it makes me even more conscious of “including” all four of my boys in the scheme of things. I’m amazed at how long you have been blogging. Perseverance! I love how the community has changed and grown just in the short time that I’ve been part of it. Thanks for staying in the race of faith!

  17. I have only been blogging for about 8 months and when I started I had no idea it would bring me into contact with so many great people or that there was such a sense of community among Christian bloggers. I have been surprised and encouraged by the deep connections I have formed with people I have never met face to face. Thank you for all you do to make Weekend Whispers such a place of love and encouragement. I look forward to hearing the news and will be praying for you both as you finalise things.

  18. Barbie & Carrie,
    I have not been part of the Weekend Whispers community for a really long time, but I’ve been here long enough to know that this is a place where you can be “real” and be loved just as you are. In our society, women encouraging other women, runs counter-culture. Thank you for championing this God directed message.
    Blessings and curious :),

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