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A Hidden Life: The Story of Telemachus

The power of transformative love took a little man and turned him into a great man whose life impacted a nation for good. Telemachus was a monk who lived in the 5th century AD in Asia, a place we know as Turkey. I was first introduced to him through the writing of...

Why the Presence of Christ Can Change the Impact of Trauma on the Brain

If I had a dollar for every “if only” I have ever said, I would be a very rich woman! Sadly, it took many years to realize the “if onlys” robbed me of the present moment and left me poorer. Because of repeated woundings, I learned to live out of a dearth mentality,...

In Celebration of God’s Paschal Lamb

Passover is a wonderful time to consider the Paschal Lamb, foretold in Scripture. Last week we spoke of the “Zeroah”, the mighty arm of the Lord, who would come as a Suffering Servant to be wounded for our transgressions and bruised for our iniquities. If you missed...

A Hidden Life: The Story of Telemachus

The power of transformative love took a little man and turned him into a great man whose life impacted a nation for good. Telemachus was a monk who lived in the 5th century AD in Asia, a place we know as Turkey. I was first introduced to him through the writing of...

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In Celebration of God’s Paschal Lamb

Passover is a wonderful time to consider the Paschal Lamb, foretold in Scripture. Last week we spoke of the “Zeroah”, the mighty arm of the Lord, who would come as a Suffering Servant to be wounded for our transgressions and bruised for our iniquities. If you missed...

read more

A Pagan Holiday or a Celebration of Life?

I love Resurrection Sunday! To me, it is the single most important day of the year. The first Easter after my baby girl went to be with Jesus, the truth of the resurrection hit me in a fresh way. I had always loved Easter but that day, my heart was nurtured in a way I...

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Who Am I? How Do I Develop a Healthy Identity?

You may know you are God’s child and believe Jesus loves you. Yet, be overwhelmed by feelings of rejection, depression, and insecurity, and hide in your imagination to feel safe. You love Jesus, but deep down, you feel worthless, empty, and unloved, and try to earn...

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Pray for the Rohingya

Genocide is Happening in Myanmar The Rohingya are Sunni Muslims who have lived in Myanmar since the 15th century. They are not recognized by the Myanmar government and have faced discrimination for generations. In 1962 their rights were limited, and today they are...

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How to be Thankful When You Dread the Holidays

Thanksgiving and Christmas may be a difficult time of the year, bringing increased stress and anxiety. For some, it highlights a sense of isolation or pain due to the loss of a loved one or of not having family nearby. Perhaps romantic expectations of what the holiday...

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Finding Hope In The Place Of Shame

What Defines You? Can you imagine being publicly scorned? Can you feel the shame of ruthless eyes stripping you of your dignity and viciously crying out with self-righteous judgment against you, “Guilty!” Have you experienced your parents belittling you? Have you...

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Pray For Iran

How You Can Pray For Iran The New Millennium Version of the Bible in Farsi may be widely distributed. 100 million precious individuals speak Farsi. Probably most have never seen a Bible. For Farsi speaking individuals in the West to make contact with true believers...

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About Barbara

As a former nurse, missionary, rape victim advocate, and mentor, Barbara has experienced and seen the effects of trauma and violence that limits one’s freedom to move forward in victory.

Her passion is to encourage others to retrain their brain so they can see life in a fresh way. She challenges each person to “Choose Life!”

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