Barbara Harvey Carter

About Barbara Harvey Carter

Barbara Harvey Carter is a Registered Nurse, speaker, workshop facilitator and Christian counselor. She has a passion for women's issues and writes novels about spiritual warfare in Christian relationships. For more info, please visit her website.

In the Blink of an Eye

In the Blink of an Eye

Continuing from last month: Let’s turn to 1st Thessalonians 4:13 – 14 and read what it says: 13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that […]

Praise the Lord

Praise the Lord

“Great is our Lord and mighty in power; His understanding has no limit.” Psalm 147:5 (NIV) Let us reflect this morning on what a mighty God we serve! He is awesome, magnificent, great, wonderful, forgiving, loving, patient, kind, compassionate, merciful, good, and blesses us with all of his wonderful spiritual gifts, fruit of the Spirit, […]

In the Grave – But Not Dead

In the Grave – But Not Dead

While meditating and reflecting one day, I thought about things that most humans think about  – What happens when we die? Where do we go when we are deceased? Do we go to heaven? Do we go to paradise? Do we stay in the grave? The Apostle Paul says to be absent from the body […]

Serve One Another

Serve One Another

Happy second Sunday As you drive to your house of worship this morning; read this post after you’ve returned from service or simply stumble upon this site and read the blog, I’d like you to consider the gifts, skills and talents that you possess and remind you that all of them were given by our […]

The Open Door

The Open Door

As we begin another year, we will commit to – “let the peace of Christ rule in our hearts; and be thankful.” For some of us, 2016 was a very good year, for others it was a traumatic year, and for many it was a life changing year. Whatever your position in 2016 – wonderful, […]

Meditation for the New Year

Meditation for the New Year

“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9 (ESV)  Meditation for the New Year: …Don’t give up because you are not seeing the fruits of your labor. …Do not get tired or grow weary of doing good deeds because others do […]

Stay Anchored to the Rock

Stay Anchored to the Rock

I remember when I was younger and not an experienced driver, parking my brown Buick Regal on a hill and forgetting to use the parking brakes. I saw something moving in my peripheral vision, turned and saw my automobile rolling. I quickly jumped in the car and pushed the parking breaks down. I was happy […]

Fits of Rage

Fits of Rage

19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God………………………..Galatians 5:19-21 […]

Cockiness Can Lead to Sinfulness

Cockiness Can Lead to Sinfulness

We’ve all dealt with temptations and if you haven’t, just keep living… I’ve had many temptations in my lifetime, some that I was able to avoid; some that I yielded to, and some that caught me off guard. I try to remember my mistakes so that I do not repeat them. You’ve probably heard your […]

“I Warn You…”

“I Warn You…”

19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God………………………..Galatians 5:19-21 […]

The Door of My Lips

The Door of My Lips

Do you enjoy hearing morsels of gossip? Do you repeat conversations disclosed to you in confidence? Do you preface tale telling with “we need to pray for sister so and so” because she is really going through?  If so, we should pray as King David prayed in Psalm 141: 3 “Set a guard over my […]

What is Most Important to You?

What is Most Important to You?

19 Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions,21 envy,[a] drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. Galatians 5:19-21 (ESV) I talked with my […]

I’m Telling Daddy

I’m Telling Daddy

I remember my brother who is two years older than me picking on me when we were little, probably because I wanted to follow him around. He would shove me and tell me to get in the house when I was spying on him or pinch me when I got sassy. I always shouted, “I’m […]

When God Doesn’t Seem to Be Paying Attention

When God Doesn’t Seem to Be Paying Attention

I will never leave you nor forsake you; I am with you always, even to the end of time. O God, do not remain silent; do not turn a deaf ear, do not stand aloof, O God. Psalm 83:1 I’ve been praying for a particular situation for several years and it seems like God is not paying attention […]

A Name Change

A Name Change

“…To the one who is victorious, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give that person a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it.” __________________________________________________Revelation 2:17 I have a brother who was called ‘Gangbanger’ when he was in the world doing his […]

Grow in Grace

Grow in Grace

“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.”_____________________2nd Peter 3:18 (NKJV) What do I mean when I say ‘grace?’ My Holman’s pocket Bible dictionary defines grace as ‘undeserved acceptance and love received from another.’ The most spectacular example of […]

No One Lives Forever

No One Lives Forever

During my Bible study this morning I meditated on Hebrews 9:27 “Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment.” “No one lives forever,” I said aloud, “at some point everyone will die and leave this earth.” Then I thought, “Um Enoch and Elijah didn’t die”. I pondered that reflection…But they […]

Christ Is the Answer

Christ Is the Answer

“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”———————————————–Acts 4:12 (NKJV) “Christ is the answer” sounds like a cliche or a cop-out; and the phrase might be both; BUT it is also a true and proven statement. There are millions […]