Barbara Higby

About the Book

The joy of my heart is to encourage women. I regard every invitation to speak as an opportunity to offer hope – whether it be a brunch or a tea, a regular meeting or a special event.

This is where author Barbara Higby found herself when her daughter suddenly died. Previous losses had tutored her in how to renew hope—a failed adoption process, the death of newborn twins, the challenges of a disabled son, the collapse of her calling—but her daughter’s death plunged her to a new depth of hopelessness. Barbara’s story of bringing life to her shattered hope will encourage others who are disheartened by loss.

I Was Broken, Too offers four paths to restore hope in the battle-weary.

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• H—Hold your Eyes Higher
• O—Open your Heart to God’s Opportunities
• P—Ponder the Positive, not the Problems
• E—Expect Grace

I Was Broken, Too was written for you, the broken, disillusioned, and wounded. If loss of any kind has assaulted your hope, follow the paths that revived Barbara’s—they are achievable and hope is possible. You will discover that what God has done for her, He will do for you.

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About the Author

Barbara Higby’s passion is to encourage others, from a podium, one-on-one, and in her writing. She has widely served in women’s ministry and alongside her pastor husband, Rich. Barbara’s experience as a biological and adoptive mother of five, a mother-figure, foster mother, bereaved mother, and grandmother of eleven, has seasoned her ministry with compassion. Barbara claims dual citizenship—her feet walk the streets of New Jersey, but her home is Heaven, where three children precede her.

 

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Feb 20

February 20, 2020

Purpose in the Pathos

By Barbara Higby / Purpose

Not without Purpose #4 Pathos—anguish, despair, sorrow; the emotions produced by tragedy. (I could call it suffering but then it...

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Feb 20

February 13, 2020

Purpose in the Path

By Barbara Higby / Purpose

Not without Purpose #3 The one thing I remember from geometry class (the only thing I remember) is The shortest...

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Feb 20

February 6, 2020

Purpose in the Pain

By Barbara Higby / Purpose

Not without Purpose #2 Complete: full, satisfied, finished, not lacking, total, thorough, whole, proficient, having all necessary parts … perfect....

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Jan 20

January 30, 2020

Purpose in the Pause

By Barbara Higby / Purpose

Not without Purpose #1 You’re ready, prepared, eager. Your running shoes are on and your adrenaline’s pumping—but your life resembles...

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Jan 20

January 23, 2020

I Love Js

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I love January (really)—new beginnings, fresh slates, organizing, purging, realigning. I love Jackson—grandchild #10. Intelligent, athletic, diligent and, of course,...

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Jan 20

January 16, 2020

Empty is Good, #2

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It’s not that I have so much to bring, but so little. And, still, God wants my little—my flawed heart,...

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Jan 20

January 9, 2020

Empty is Good, #1 

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Tis the season for rearranging priorities, tossing what’s no longer used, and filling our agendas. We have goals, obligations, and...

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Jan 20

January 2, 2020

The Angel & Joseph, again

By Barbara Higby / Christmas Angels

The Angels of Christmas #5 An angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the...

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Dec 19

December 24, 2019

The Angel & the Shepherds

By Barbara Higby / Christmas Angels

The Angels of Christmas #4 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks...

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Dec 19

December 19, 2019

The Angel & Joseph

By Barbara Higby / Christmas Angels

The Angels of Christmas #3 An angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David,...

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