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!