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©2018 by Janna Barber

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If you’re looking for hope, this is the place where I share mine.

My name is Janna. I‘m a teller of stories, a writer of poems, and a lifelong member of the tribe of humanity. I’m the daughter of a Baptist Preacher and a Southern Belle, a wife to a pastor, and mom to three kids, and right now we make our home in Knoxville, TN.

I don’t believe in giving easy answers to tough questions or hard problems, but I have found sacred moments of grace and beauty nearly everywhere. I just have to remember to keep my eyes open.


Life is amazing and beautiful and sometimes dark and dirty, so I write to help myself make sense of it all. I hope you find some honest encouragement here, too.

Currently, I ‘m one of the editors at Foundling House and working on publishing my first book Good Grief: A Pilgrimage of Hope. I’ve also written for a number of wonderful websites including The Rabbit Room, The Other Journal, Curator Magazine, and Red Tent Living.