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Welcome to my little Corner

I am Barbara.

An introvert masquerading as an extrovert, a backyard gardener with a farmer's heart, a nurse by day and a dreamer by night. I am passionate about Jesus, spicy food, puppy dogs, words, compost and the aroma of desert rain. Music is chocolate to my soul but solitude feeds the deepest part of me.

And you need to know:

I have been rescued.

Several times actually. Right out of the mud and mire. My writing began as whispers between me and my God and it will always be rooted in that soil. So the plan is simple: I write. Out of the overflow of my heart, the place He has so generously chosen to dwell.

Though I am all grown up, I feel as if the handsome Prince has finally found me and the glass slipper fits. And a living breathing fairy tale has ensued.

So pull up a chair and "sit a spell", as we would say from my West Virginia roots. I hope you find His Footprints here.

Saturday, March 30, 2013


I am woman shielding stones
My sins have found me out.
I am thief on the cross
I have stolen more than my share of blessings
And still claim rights to more.
I am helper in Garden.
I help myself to the forbidden
And expose those that I love.
I am Peter with foot in mouth,
Impulsive tongue untamed.
I am Elijah,
Tired and hungry in shelter of my Juniper tree
Till He finds me.
I am Jonah,
Running in disobedience
And wanting my story instead of His.
I am Mary's sister Martha,
Consumed by the urgent
Losing sight of the important.
I am David
Celebrating great victory then yielding to flesh.
Oh, the Love, Grace and Mercy of God in Christ Jesus!

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