Welcome to a place of hope and healing. This is a site where our diverse stories meet, a place where hope is offered and we are able to find enough courage to go one more step for one more day. None of stories are the same, our brokenness is as unique as we are, but our suffering is similar. As broken people we each deal with doubt and insecurity, pain and bitterness, and the fear of an unpredicted future.

My prayer is that you will find the encouragement you need to take hold of hope and believe God has plans for you. I want you to renew your trust in God… to dream again… to imagine a future… and to walk with purpose. That is the reason I write. It is why I wrote I Was Broken, Too.

I didn’t want to write my story, but I wrote it for you, my fellow travelers on the road of suffering. So many times I wanted to quit and hide my pain from unknown eyes, but you urged me on. The belief that my journey could help others who are broken propelled me. I Was Broken, Too is my arm around your shoulder. 

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace. Romans 15:13a


Recent Posts

Be Strong and Courageous—Even when Opposed

Thursday, September 22, 2022
By Barbara

Strong & Courageous, 4/4 Did you sense God’s presence giving you strength and courage this past week? Did you savor His promise to be with you wherever you go? Was your journey less lonely and more focused? In Joshua 1:17-18 we see why it is essential for us to be confident of God’s unremitting presence.  The people Joshua was leading acknowledged that he would meet with rebellion but they wanted him to succeed. They promise their fidelity to Joshua—and then they repeat the words...read more

Be Strong and Courageous—You’re not Alone

Thursday, September 15, 2022
By Barbara

Strong & Courageous, 3/4 You didn’t see writing on the wall, but you felt that undeniable nudge of the Holy Spirit. You stepped out, determined to be strong and courageous and obey your God-given inspiration to follow Him—and then things got interesting. Fear whispered, doubt showed up, insecurity offered a checklist of reasons to turn back. If this resonates in your heart, you need God’s third reminder to Joshua: “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be...read more

Be Strong and Courageous—and Obey

Thursday, September 8, 2022
By Barbara

Strong & Courageous, 2/4 Obedience is an uncomfortable word today. We admire independence, approve marching to one’s own drum, and applaud those who follow their heart. So when we enter new territory in response to God’s direction, our obedience is not always understood or respected. Obeying makes us followers, compliers, responders—and our success will depend on absolute faith in the One we follow. Remaining close to Him will give us strength and courage. Note the descriptive added in Joshua...read more