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

Uncluttered Closets

Thursday, September 16, 2021
By Barbara

We moved from our home of 38 years, downsizing to one-floor living. Our knees are relieved, but we quickly learned moving is not for the faint of heart. The purging and packing process has clarified my perspective—especially about the transiency of my earthly existence. I share my thoughts in this series of Moving Moments. For years my husband told me to purge our stuff and it finally caught up with me. I could procrastinate no longer—I certainly didn’t want to move 38 years of accumulation. I released...read more


Thursday, July 22, 2021
By Barbara

                Reminiscing about summers past Road trips on rural routes Receiving revelations of possibilities Roaming the roads less taken Romancing future dreams Resting before the regularity of routines round the bend in September Relocating… this Saturday… which means a RESPITE from wRITING until order REVISITS my life! Image by Schwoaze from...read more


Thursday, July 15, 2021
By Barbara

                Eclectic pleasures of easy-going evenings Exceptional enjoyment engaging with friends outdoors Eradicating filled agendas Embracing lazy, hazy days Enjoying earth’s elements—sand and sea, mountain and stream, forest and lake Entertaining daydreams that enhance expectations Exhibits of lightning during electrical storms, with or without rain Equipping body and soul to enter the energy of fall Exalting the...read more