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.

Stand Tall and Walk Tall

Stand Tall and Walk Tall

Hebrews 12:12 tells us, “Now stand up straight! Stop your knees from shaking.” (Contemporary English Version) A. STAND and be proud of who you are! B. STAND and be proud of who you can become! C. STAND and be counted as one that serves God and belongs to Him D. STAND and strut like you […]

Death of a Bouquet

Death of a Bouquet

I love having fresh flowers in my home and will pick up a bouquet whenever I’m at the grocery store. I love roses but usually get the $7.99 – 11.99 bouquet of carnations with a few roses interspersed. My last bunch of flowers lasted more than two weeks. Since they had lived that long, I […]

Walk in the Freedom of Christ

Walk in the Freedom of Christ

A. Throw off the shackles. B. Stand firm and do not let yourself be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. C. The curse has been broken. D. You are unique and special to God. If you were a POW for ten years and awoke one morning with the prison bars wide open. What would […]

Will He Keep Putting Them Off?

Will He Keep Putting Them Off?

Several years back I was at a family reunion in Arkansas and ate some potato salad that had been sitting out all day. The morning after the picnic my body awoke with excruciating stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea. A FEW THINGS FLOWED THROUGH MY MIND AS I PRAYED: 1.   I’m in a small southern town. […]

How Do You Glorify God In Your Body and Spirit?

How Do You Glorify God In Your Body and Spirit?

You are not your own – you have been bought with a price! One can glorify God in their body and spirit by: –  Treating yourself ROYALLY. –  Taking care of God’s Property – Your EARTH SUIT. Did you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost who lives in you and you are not your own? […]

For Her Price is Far Above Rubies

For Her Price is Far Above Rubies

Nothing is hidden from God. He knows the innermost thoughts of our hearts. I have prayed for years to be married to a saved, sanctified, loving, handsome, prosperous man. I can’t seem to meet the right man for me. I even tried the Christian dating sites and didn’t meet anyone that peaked my interest. I […]

Pray Until You Get a Response

Pray Until You Get a Response

 “Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.” Luke 18:5 (KJV) I’m sure many of you have heard the story about the persistent widow in Luke 18. Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. […]

Our Days Are Already Numbered

Our Days Are Already Numbered

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom…..” (Proverbs 9:10 NIV) God has a panoramic view of our lives – past, present, and future – and knows what the future holds for us. All of us are trying to make the right choices and make godly decisions; conclusions that please God and will […]

It Takes Courage to Say “No”

It Takes Courage to Say “No”

Therefore was the king very wroth, and his anger burned in him. Esther 1:2 (KJV)  When we read and study the book of Esther, we tend to focus on Esther’s courage of going to the king without being summoned. Vashti was a courageous female also. She was the king’s first wife who was entertaining her […]

Faith Through Sickness

Faith Through Sickness

“Praise the LORD, you angels, you mighty ones who carry out his plans, listening for each of his commands.” Psalms 103:20 (NLT) On more than one occasion I have gone to bed perfectly healthy on Saturday night and awoke Sunday morning with stomach pain, headache, or just not feeling well. During those times I have […]

Praying for Single Mothers

Praying for Single Mothers

Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord. Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass. Psalm 37:4-5 (NKJV) Happy Sunday Morning – I’m thinking about single parents struggling to raise sons and daughters on their own this morning. The above verses […]

Me and God Day

Me and God Day

Do you ever have “Me and God days?” Days when you don’t want to get up but desire to lie in bed all day listening for a word from the Lord? I had that feeling the last time it rained. The rain sounded like it was singing a heavenly melody. I stared at the ceiling […]

A Time for Everything

A Time for Everything

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 (KJV) As women come out with the #metoo movement, discussing sexual harassment, assaults, and abuse that has been perpetrated for decades, I thought about the scripture above. There is a season, time, and purpose for everything. This […]

God Is On Our Side and Fights Our Battles For Us

God Is On Our Side and Fights Our Battles For Us

 Colossians 2:15 (NKJV)  “Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.”  Most, if not all of you, have seen pictures of slaves shackled and chained. And no doubt your heart went out to them. Now, imagine Lucifer bound in chains, tattered, bleeding, and defeated ambling behind […]

Romance and Intimacy in the Bible….

Romance and Intimacy in the Bible….

“How fair and how pleasant art thou, O love, for delights!” Song of Solomon 7:6 (KJV) Readers of the Bible do not expect to find the romance between a man and woman discussed intimately but the Song of Solomon is filled with love and romance. King Solomon expresses his love for the Shulamite woman and […]

Desire Married to Expectation = Hope

Desire Married to Expectation = Hope

If we desire something… Expect it to appear any day… We have hope. Let’s imagine that you desire a new automobile. You awake every morning expecting it to be parked in your driveway. But you have not researched cars or test-driven any vehicles. You do not know what model, make and year you desire. What […]

April Showers Bring May Flowers … Sometimes

April Showers Bring May Flowers … Sometimes

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen. 2 Peter 3:18 (NIV) I do not like to curse myself but I’m 99% positive that I have a ‘brown’ thumb when it comes to gardening and growing flowers. I’ve tried planting flowers […]

Have You Ever Felt Duct-Taped?

Have You Ever Felt Duct-Taped?

One of my associates where I work part-time had me laughing tears when she told me about her 8 and 9-year-olds duct-taping her 2-year-old to a chair. The older siblings were playing monopoly and their younger brother kept taking their tokens (the pieces they use to move around the board). They told him to leave them alone, […]