Faith, Glimpses

The Weight Of His Grace // Glimpses Link Up

This has been home to me for over 20 years. I’ve served with all of my heart for many years; now I just attend, sporadically, when I’m able to get out of bed and get moving. Sometimes depression and anxiety keep me home. Sometimes I just don’t feel like going. Sometimes I don’t want to go and just sit on the sidelines, watching things play out that I once felt so sure I was to be a part of. I know it’s been a few years now, but the truth of the matter is I am still broken, still hurting. I wonder if anyone really sees the depth of my pain.

When the human heart is

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Faith, Reviews & Giveaways

#HopePrevails – An Interview With Dr. Michelle Bengtson & Diana Rockwell and a Book Giveaway

I am excited to be hosting an interview with Dr. Michelle Bengtson and my good friend, Diana Rockwell, about Dr. Michelle’s new book, Hope Prevails: Insights from a Doctor’s Personal Journey Through Depression, which releases on August 16th. Enter below for a chance to win 1 of 5 copies of this book that will change your life, or the life of someone you know.


Barbie: Diana, how did you meet Dr. Michelle Bengtson?

I met Dr. Michelle Bengtson online through a writing class focusing on how God uses our willingness to share our stories to help others. At that time she was in the process of finishing the writing “Hope Prevails: Insights from a Doctor’s Personal Journey Through Depression.” She asked for people who would be willing to support her by praying for her through the rest of her writing and publishing process. I became the administrator of her prayer team. We met in person in July 2015. God has blessed our friendship.


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I’ve Been Marked – A Healing Testimony

If you’ve followed my blog for any length of time, you know that I have been on a continual pursuit of the love of God.  If you were to visit my “about me” page, you would find this:

I am a child of the King of Kings and have been marked by the love of a relentless God who will never stop pursuing me.  I have captured His heart and He delights in me.

I made this statement, not because I feel it is true, but because I know it is true.  But in reality, His love for me is something that I am striving to understand.

See, I have engraved you on the

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Update on Katie – GOOD NEWS!

It’s been a while since I’ve updated you on Katie’s progress.  There is some GOOD NEWS to share!  I am re-posting the update from Katie’s blog here:

Two weeks ago they discovered that Katie’s port was inflamed, red, and irritated. This was cause for great alarm becasue of how the chemo tends to weaken the immune system. The concern was that the port had gotten infected. The doctors decided, after speaking to the Stanford team, that they would pump Katie full of super strong antibiotics and see if they could get the situation

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