Crave {Five Minute Friday} — 21 Comments

  1. Barbie, this is beautiful! I’m so glad you are back with Five Minute Friday! Yay! Be sure that your words do make a difference and are very much needed.

    Blessings to you and lots of love! xo

  2. Hi, Barbie! I’m here! I’m here! (Gee, where am I getting those words? Hmmm. LOL!)

    I understand the need for being loved (especially by God) and wanting to make a difference in people’s lives. I thought I was really close to Him… I mean REALLY close… but in the 3 years since my oldest son died, I have learned sooooo many things about myself and the Lord. And how much He has really filled my heart with new understandings. I will have to blog about that.

    Speaking of blogging – haha oh boy – I’m going to give you a different blog URL to visit for my new address because wordpress is problematic. Ugh. Please come visit me over at and bookmark that as the correct page! So sorry for any inconvenience. Thank you, friend!

    And by the way… I’m one person for whom you’ve made a difference. Your gentle Christian heart and spirit resonate in every word you type. You are a blessing for those who visit you on the internet.

    • Diana! I am so glad that you stopped by. I’ve book marked your new blog. Thank you for your encouragement. That is my one goal with this blog…to be a blessing to all those who visit. Hugs!

  3. “There is no thing, no one, nor any notoriety that can satisfy my cravings.” Such a good reminder. As you mentioned, we do so much and don’t often get an immediate validation. But truthfully, our ultimate identity is in Jesus who craves us more than we can grasp.

  4. Beautiful post, Barbie! I love this line: I know now that above all else — above love, wanting to be known and wanting to make a difference — all that I really need is Jesus.
    So glad you’re back with us!

  5. Lovely to see you at FMF, Barbie! And I love your post- I relate so much to the craving to feel loved and noticed and that I can make a difference. It’s so important to learn to look to God to satisfy those cravings instead of turning elsewhere.

  6. I feel like I could read this every day for a month and still get something new from it. Thank you for your honesty and for speaking your truth that so many – including myself – share.
    Patricia (FMF #37)

  7. Loved reading your words, Barbie, as they so express the craving of my own heart. We so need to be reminded, don’t we? And I am grateful the wait of Advent brings my wandering heart back every year. Blessings to you and yours!

    • Oh Andrew, how I’ve missed you too! I keep meaning to stop by your blog. Glad to be back writing for FMF so that I can find you more easily. I think of you often and hope you are doing well.

  8. Oh it does make a difference. I’ve been thinking today of something God told me about another Mum who impacted me deeply when I was in a season of real loneliness after having my first baby. He said “She didn’t impact your life because she was on a stage, but because she stooped down low and listened and spoke wisdom over coffee.” We all crave to be making a difference I think, and yet we all do in ways we sometimes don’t even know.
    Glad your back, sharing words of wisdom with the world. FMF neighbour no 7

  9. So glad to see you here, friend! I think we all feel this way at one time or another. Beautiful! I’m right ahead of you at FMF this week.

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