A Door That Is Always Open // Glimpses Link Up — 31 Comments

  1. I just want to affirm what the gentleman said about you and your family. You have no idea the impact you make on those around you. Sometimes we never know but God always sees, hears and smiles at how you honor Him.

    I love your daily discipline of reading Scripture. I see already how it has focused you and brought you some peace. God is so good!

  2. Dear Barbie, I just love how that encouragement that you gave to that gentleman was then returned back to you when you needed encouraging yourself. It reminds me of the verse when Paul says that the comfort we ourselves have received flows over onto others. What a sweet way of God’s working!

  3. I am so glad you were encouraged by the gentleman. We all need a little bit of that from time to time to remind us we can be bright lights in the lives of others. We never know who we might touch.

  4. “I was reminded that no matter my imperfections and my failure at getting into His presence at times, God never counts me late or tardy to His table.” So beautiful. And so beautiful was the kiss you received from God in the presence of the gentleman who encouraged you. God shows up.

  5. Isn’t it wonderful when God sees us in our discouraged state and sends along someone we’ve touched with His love to return that same love back to us? There’s probably a lot more like him too, Barbie! Just know that you make a difference, my friend!

  6. Isn’t it wonderful when Heaven sends a kiss our way? A gentle reminder that we are being acknowledged and noticed?

    Never cease from doing great things for God is my takeaway

    Blessings to you Barbie ! What a beautiful name

  7. I’m so thankful that man obeyed God and spoke to you! That is a memory and a truth I know you will cherish for a very long time. A kiss from heaven, indeed!

  8. What a blessing to have someone come up and tell you that you were a blessing in their life! We don’t always know who is watching and how God is using us. I’m glad your friend spoke up and told you how your family had blessed him and his family. Maybe we should all do that more – make it a point to tell others when and how they bless us. In so doing we will bless them also! Blessings to you, dear Barbie! xo

  9. What beautiful “kisses from heaven” you have shared with us, Barbie! It can be hard to see what, if any, effect, influence or help we can be to others. But it is wonderful when God gives us a peek into what is often kept hidden to save us from pride. I hope this will lift and encourage you as you ponder on it and maybe tuck the words away into your journal as well as your heart. xo

  10. I blessed by an encouraging word this week, too, at just the right moment. God knows just when we need them. That reminds me, too, that I need to be that channel to others as God prompts me.

  11. Barbie,
    it is so encouraging when people tell us what a blessing we are in their lives. I good friend wrote me a simple email that asked, “Do you know what a gift you are?” She went on to describe how I was a gift to her. I printed it out and keep in my Bible so that when I have one of “those” days, I can look to it in His Word and be encouraged.
    Bev xx

  12. I’m so glad you were encouraged by knowing you have been a blessing to that man, and also that he took the time to listen to you. It’s encouraging too to remember that God’s door is always open and that he will never turn us away!

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