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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.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Dear Friends,

Just a gentle nudge to remind you that in order to follow the new blog postings, you will need to go to the new site and follow the instructions for subscribing.  You will not automatically get postings even though you were prescribed here at Unswervingly Held. 

I am greatly aware of how much noise we receive in our inboxes and understand that sometimes there are seasons for things. But if you did intend to re-subscribe, please go to the new site below. Click on the small black box with the parallel lines on the top right corner of the page. When it opens up, scroll down below the comments and click on follow blog by email.  It's a bit harder to find than on my previous site.

Thanks so very much!


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Words Remaining

Dear Readers,

I know. It's been quiet on my end for awhile. I confess that I began to wonder if I was just part of the ongoing noise pollution.  I disliked everything I was writing and wondered if I had anything new to say. Even the purpose of my writing came into question within my own heart. However, this past year away has shown me several things.

First, I need you more than you need me.  Can I tell you what a privilege it is to be invited into your home with my thoughts?  

Second, I've unplugged a bit and am learning to hear my own voice again.  It's actually more of a whisper but I'm okay with that.

Third, I must never limit the proclamation of God's truth.  If faith comes by hearing, who am I to decide that my web presence is one too many?

If you have missed my occasional posts in your mailbox over the past year, please join me at my new home noted below.   Don't forget to re-subscribe there to continue to receive posts since I will no longer be posting at Unswervingly Held.