Barnabas or Barnabarbie Home Life

Hello everyone:

Have you ever known a guy or gal who was such an encouragement to your heart that you just wanted to give him or her a great big hug?

I have been blessed to have people like that in my life.  I call them “Barnabas” and “Barnabarbie” in honor of Barnabas in the Bible. The name “Barnabas” means “son of encouragement.” Some encourages are not male, hence the “Barnabarbie.”

These folks always lift you up. Sometimes they tell you things you need to hear, even when you don’t want to hear them, but they do it nicely. They don’t put you down. They always have time for you. They support your biggest dreams, even when the odds are against your dreams ever panning out. They always tell you that you can do it, that you can achieve whatever you are aiming for.  They pray for you.  They are always on your side.

Thank you to all of the Barnabarbies in my life. I love and appreciate you more than words can say.


Dr. Sheri


Sheri Dean Parmelee has a Ph.D. in Communication Studies from Regent University. She writes books on practical tips for people who become unexpectedly unmarried and is working on her second novel in a series of contemporary romance/suspense novels. She teaches at three colleges, working with students from freshmen to graduate students. Her hobbies include running 8 miles a day and reading biographies and fiction.

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