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

Pre-Thanks Giving #1

Thursday, October 28, 2021
By Barbara

Let’s prime our wells of gratitude and give thanks before “the day.” In these weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, let’s concentrate on a few areas and share our thanks. Today’s focus is… What feeds your soul? Isn’t it a thrill that our hearts and minds are not stagnant but always growing and thirsting for more? And isn’t it a greater thrill that God feeds these desires? We can never exhaust our hunger for truth or fully know God. We learn about Him through nature, people,...read more

I Love Fall

Thursday, October 21, 2021
By Barbara

My fall decorating usually rivals my Christmas décor but not this year. The boxes are not yet fully accessible, but I did manage to pull out enough seasonal trimmings to celebrate autumn in our new home—because I Love Fall. I love the crispness of the air that calls for hoodies and wraps and the coziness of an extra blanket on the bed. I love the lazy drift of leaves that cover the ground with red, yellow, and brown and their swishing sound when I shuffle through them. I love drives in the...read more

Unexpected Delight

Thursday, October 14, 2021
By Barbara

Moving Moments #5                 Praise the Lord, my soul;  all my inmost being, praise his holy name…  who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Psalm 103:1,5 Early in our house hunt, I took the words of Psalm 103 to heart, believing and praying that the Lord would satisfy our desires with good things and renew our passion. Satisfaction and...read more