Author: Holly Barrett

Testimony Tuesday: What’s Your Story?

She thought she would be alone. Evidently shunned by her community, she shunned them right back and went on about her own business. Day by day she was alone, but she decided not to care, even though deep down inside the hurt remained. She thought she would be alone and then she wasn’t. When she got to the well, there was a man waiting. Should she wait? Should she go ahead and get her chore done? I imagine the questions were swirling in her head but it was the middle of the day. The sun was high in the...

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The Greatest Commandment

‘The most important one,’ answered Jesus, ‘is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.’ Mark 12:29-31 A New Neighborhood The move was completed this week. I had some awesome helping loading on Wednesday and then drove that truck down the mountain…whew!…to meet the awesome help who unloaded that same afternoon. The exciting part about moving (besides a house...

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LRL 2.79 – Tammy Mashburn

What do you do when life throws you a curve ball that will be part of your life forever? Tammy Mashburn has had to answer that question and in today’s episode she shares some words of hope, a life raft, for anyone who is struggling with illness or hardship. Tammy is a wife and a grandmother, she is a writer, and she has lived with a debilitating disease for the last four years. But in the middle of all of it, Tammy has found a sweet rhythm of living in the gifts of grace that God has blessed her with....

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Complete in Love

Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. I John 4:11-12 NIV Complete in Love How many of us dreamed of being made complete by finding our one true love? And how many of us had our hopes dashed when that didn’t happen or when it did and then it didn’t? I’m raising my hand right next to you! But the encouragement for me from these verses is that...

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Testimony Tuesday: It’s All About the Family

A Few Photographs I recently had the opportunity to photograph a dear friend and her family…a four generation family to be exact. She brought her parents, her sons and their wives, and her grandchildren. Dressed in shades of blue with some white shirts and red hair bows thrown in, you could tell they were a family. What really gives it away is spending time with them. The easy teasing, sweet kisses, and hugs all around tell you all that you need to know about this family. But like most families, there is a lot more to it than that....

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