Transformative Blog

Find Healing. Find Hope. Find Freedom.

How Servant Leadership Saved My Life

When I was seven, I nearly drowned. As I wrote this story, I realized my brother exemplified servant leadership. Lea is my hero. His example teaches us how being present in the moment and envisaging the end result will help us move with thoughtfulness and clarity. The...

A Love Letter to Hurting or Struggling Moms

Dear Mom, You may be a mom whose heart is breaking. You might struggle with exhaustion from caring for a mentally challenged, special needs, or very ill child. Perhaps you lost your child to death or your child was physically taken from you. Your anguish may be...

What Does Bringing Up the Past Have to Do With Mental Health?

Some people believe bringing up the past is like digging up bones. Fascinating! Some Christians believe to speak of unresolved issues from the past shows lack of faith, is irrelevant because we are new creations in Christ, or feel it’s flat out sin.  If you didn't...

Why is it so hard for me to rest in God?

Is It Hard For You to Be Quieted By His Love? One morning as I was praying outside, I heard a rustling noise. A mother dove and her chick appeared, walking through the grass. As I watched, I was transfixed by the spiritual lesson unfolding before me as the baby bird...

read more

The Story of 5 Trees and What They Taught Me

A Tree of Safety When I was about six, my brother Lea taught me to climb a huge tree, we called it the cigar tree – for it had seed pods that looked like cigars. Lea would lift me up, show me where to put my hands and feet, then descend behind me and place my feet in...

read more

A Mother’s Day Prayer

What do you face as a Mother? Mother’s Day is a special day of the year. A day of celebration of life. A day of joy. But the reality is many of us carry deep grief that threatens to overwhelm our broken heart as we shed secret tears in the night.  Whatever you face as...

read more

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...

read more

In Celebration of God’s Paschal Lamb

Passover or Pesach reminds us of the Paschal Lamb spoken of in Scripture. It is also appropriate to consider the “Zeroah”, the mighty arm of the Lord spoken of in Isaiah 53. Isaiah prophesied the Zeroah would come as the Suffering Servant to be wounded for our...

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

About Barbara

Restoring dignity and hope to trauma survivors.

As a trauma survivor, Barbara finds joy in helping people experience healing and spiritual restoration.

Follow me on Twitter

What Do You Struggle With?

We each have our own struggles. If you have a topic you’d like me to write on, I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Don't Miss A Thing!

Don't Miss A Thing!

Join today to receive the lates blogs, free resources, and audio on emotional wellness and spiritual living.

Wait! Don't forget to confirm your subscription! Check your inbox and spam for the confirmation email.

Pin It on Pinterest