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


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“Do not be afraid, Mary.”

Thursday, December 2, 2021
By Barbara

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What delights your senses?

Thursday, November 18, 2021
By Barbara

Thanks #4 What delights your senses? Beside the seasonal possibilities, there are many things that delight my senses. I’m sure you’ll resonate with many I name but I hope you will add to the list. Smells—lilacs wafting their sweet fragrance, fires burning, pies baking, candles flickering, cinnamon scenting the air Sounds—wind blowing, leaves rustling, snow hushing the earth, babies breathing, children laughing, conversations intense and intimate Savories—because the...read more