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

Pause in the Chaos

Thursday, May 12, 2022
By Barbara

Pause & Ponder, #4 I recently read the Creation account in Genesis and saw afresh how God created order out of chaos and, ever since the fall, we have made chaos out of God’s order. The state of unrest and confusion we live in was never God’s design for us. How I long for His coming to end our pushing and pulling, grabbing and greed, fighting and failure. And yet… in the midst of our disorder, we have the assurance that God is still in control, that He has us covered whether or not we see His hand...read more

Pondering about Prayer

Thursday, May 5, 2022
By Barbara

Pause & Ponder, #3 Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Psalm 25:4-5 Need medical guidance? Financial wisdom? Relationship untangling? We ask God for healing and help, direction and open doors, to relieve personal pain and renew relationships. Have you ever pondered why? We pray because of the last phrase in verse 5—our hope is in Him all day long. Our issues are too big...read more

Pause to Look Behind You

Thursday, April 28, 2022
By Barbara

Pause & Ponder, #2 Great are the struggles of life. Everyone has them, no one likes them. They challenge our faith, consume our thoughts, and make us irritable. We know we need to persist and face forward and believe eventually “the sun will come out tomorrow.” Today I’m going to ask you to do an about face. Stop and look behind you. Behold! There they are—goodness and mercy! Selah, pause and ponder that. They’re following you all the days of your trying, earthly...read more