The Edges of His Ways

Hi! I’m Barbara. I’m so glad you’re here!

I am an east coast girl at heart, who to my surprise, has been living somewhat of a nomadic lifestyle these last four years.

In 2014, after spontaneously applying to work with The A21 Campaign, (a global NGO that fights human trafficking), I found myself packing everything I owned into my little Jetta with my two best friends and driving across the country…not realizing that this move would change the trajectory of my life forever.

After spending two incredible years in Southern California, I moved to Chicago, Illinois to complete an additional grad program to become a licensed therapist, and in a few short months I will make my last move (fingers crossed) to Nashville, Tennessee to work as a Christian counselor.

The twists and turns in career, geography, and relationships have taught me so much, but most of all I’ve learned that although I’m grateful for the experiences I’ve had and will have, I know that none of those experiences define me. I’m learning that what we do (in my case, being a missionary, an esthetician, a worship leader or a counselor), these roles and experiences are really just opportunities to know God and love others.

You never know where the plan of God will lead, and there is an unmatched peace in being ok with not knowing exactly where you’re going. Why? Because you are confident in the character and intentions of the One who is leading you. The important thing is that we know HIM, and can rest knowing HE knows the desires of our heart, where we’re going, and how He’ll take us there.

Letting God lead, and walking at His pace is always worth it, no matter how dark and windy the road may appear. He promises that the narrow path leads to a place of great fulfillment. So here we are, walking this windy road together, and I hope in some way that these simple articles bring some hope and joy to your corner of the world!

Love,

Barb

Hi! I’m Barbara. I’m so glad you’re here!

I am an east coast girl at heart, who to my surprise, have been living somewhat of a nomadic lifestyle these last four years.

In 2014, after spontaneously applying for an internship with The A21 Campaign, (a global NGO that fights human trafficking), I found myself packing everything I owned into my little Jetta with my two best friends and driving across the country…not realizing that this move would change the trajectory of my life forever.

After spending three incredible years in Southern California, I moved to Chicago, Illinois to complete an additional graduate program to become a licensed therapist, and in a few short months I will make my last move (fingers crossed) to Nashville, Tennessee to work as a Christian counselor.

The twists and turns in career, geography, and relationships have taught me so much, but most of all I’ve learned that although I’m grateful for the experiences I’ve had and will have, I know that none of those experiences define me. I’m continuing to learn that what we do (whether it’s been a missionary, an esthetician, a worship leader or a counselor) These roles and experiences are really just opportunities to know God and love others.

You never know where the plan of God will lead, and there is an unmatched peace in being ok with not knowing exactly where you’re going. Why? Because you are confident in the character and intentions of the One who is leading you. The important thing is that we know HIM, and can rest knowing HE knows the desires of our heart, where we’re going, and how He’ll take us there.

Letting God lead, and walking at His pace is always worth it, no matter how dark and windy the road may appear. He promises that the narrow path leads to a place of great fulfillment. So here we are, walking this windy road together, and I hope in some way that these simple articles bring some hope and joy to your corner of the world!

Love,

Barb

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    Janelle Panico

    September 28, 2016

    Hey Barbara! I’m not sure if you remember me or not, but I’m writing to tell you how much of an impact you’ve just made on my night all the way from Rochester, NY! I’m pretty sure the last time I saw you was at Spring Rally many years ago and I remember thinking- man, this girl really loves Jesus. Little did I know I’d find your blog spontaneously while browsing social media! Your transparency is so refreshing. Seriously, the way you love the Lord and are honest about the ways he has worked in your life is incredible. I admire your heart in so many ways. There are so, so many challenging aspects of choosing to walk each step of life with God and I can honestly say the way you highlight God’s character through it all is incredible. Keep doing what you’re doing, you’re reaching more people than you know!

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      Barbara Hill

      September 28, 2016

      Hi Janelle!

      YES, I absolutely remember you! I am beyond blessed to read this! I love that you stumbled on my blog and that we can stay connected this way! Yes, it’s so true how challenging it can be to walk in-step with God..but the amazing thing I’ve learned is how much it’s worth it! There are so many lies about what you’ll “lose” or miss out on if you really get serious with God, but it’s truly the best decision we could ever make to stifle the lies and go after God with our whole heart!

      If you ever need anything, please feel free to email me! ([email protected])

      Barb
      XO

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