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


Thursday, June 17, 2021
By Barbara Higby

  We sense the wonder of all seasons but summer has its own special feature. It speaks of strolls in sunshine that sparkles from sun-up to sunrise, so unlike the restrictive winter with its sickness and snow. It allows for a slower rising in the morning and a more sedate pace through the day. It’s the season we savor sweet strawberries and seedless watermelon. It welcomes surprise afternoon showers and evening storms with thunder and lightning. We see sprinklers on lawns, spraying grass or...read more

I Love Ts

Thursday, June 10, 2021
By Barbara Higby

I love the taste of tomatoes (Jerseys, please), tangerines, and tuna on toast. I love tender touches – a tot’s tap, a friend’s hug, a husband’s hand. I love tea and teapots and tea parties with granddaughters. I love time spent with trusted friends and talks that are tender and true. I love the anticipation of tomorrow, sometimes terrifying often terrific. I love a grandson named Ty and friends named Tyler and Tanya. I love terry towels and airy tulle, taffeta dresses and tapestry...read more

Worship is Endless

Thursday, June 3, 2021
By Barbara Higby

Elements of Worship, 6 of 6 Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels… In a loud voice they were saying: “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!” Rev. 5:11-12 The thought of singing forever in Heaven does not entice me. I’m not a singer… but I am a worshiper. I just returned from a weekend in the Catskills and what I saw evoked worship. I was awed by the magnificence of the...read more