Author Archives: Barbara Moon

About Barbara Moon

I am an ordinary person who walks with an extraordinary God. I love to share what He has done in my life. I love to help parents with their kid questions. I love to teach little ones to swim. I love to study and learn new things and for the last ten years I have been focusing on how the brain works in connection with joyful relationships, how that affects development, maturity and trauma recovery. When not writing, my days are full of family, (especially grandchildren), mentoring, counseling, sewing, and reading.

Switching Over Soon

This time the way to sign up for blogs on the new website, is really ready.  After you read a blog, scroll way down and you will see at the bottom on the right, “Want to keep current?” Put … Continue reading

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Stop Parenting

Today we have a guest blogger, my friend, Shawnda Myers. During our small group she shared the following thoughts about dealing differently with adult children that are still at home.  I liked what she said so well, I asked her … Continue reading

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Sign Up for Blogs on New Website

The new website is ready and I am transferring my old blogs over to it slowly but surely. Eventually this blog will end, so I encourage you to sign up for emails telling you of new blogs on the website … Continue reading

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Giving Up the Outcome–a look at surrender

A friend and I were talking recently about what it really means to “surrender” or “’give up control.” It was a great and enlightening discussion. We first talked about what she had been taught to believe about God being in … Continue reading

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Another Aspect of Comfort after Validation

Last week I had an incident that caused some pain and I wasn’t sure if I was triggered or not. The gist was that I felt accused for something I did not have in my heart, and it hurt.  Most … Continue reading

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It’s Not About Feeling Better–It’s About Feeling

I had a great discussion the other day with a friend who asked some probing questions about ministering to someone in deep grief.  We tossed around some thoughts about the differences in every-day negative emotions and deep emotions from grief.  … Continue reading

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Beginning a Joy Group–How I Facilitate Mine

Joy Groups are beginning to spread and a friend asked me recently if I could write up something about how I facilitate my Joy Group. But first let me answer the question, “What is a Joy Group?” A Joy Group … Continue reading

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