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

Stand… Face the Enemy

Thursday, January 26, 2023
By Barbara

Stand, #4 “…Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you… Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.” 2 Chronicles 20:17 These words were spoken when Israel was fully surrounded by multiple armies who came to seize their inheritance. A prophet gave the people this instruction: Take up your positions Stand firm See the Lord’s deliverance Do not be...read more

Stand… Still

Thursday, January 19, 2023
By Barbara

Stand, #3                         “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today… The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:13-14 With a river blocking the way before them and an army advancing behind them, the Israelites were terrified. Maybe you’ve been there—unable to...read more

Stand… Armed

Thursday, January 12, 2023
By Barbara

Stand, #2 Stand firm then, with… truth… righteousness… peace… faith… salvation and... the Word of God. Ephesians 6:14-18 You may have learned, as I did, that stubbornly standing does not ensure success. Stubbornness allows us to feel determined and enjoy an exaggerated perception of strength but, like other good intentions, it won’t win any wars. God gives us what we need to win. We may get hung up with the specific pieces of armor listed in Ephesians 6—belt,...read more