Author Archives: Barbara Oden

About Barbara Oden

Barbara Oden, a freelance writer and speaker, started writing in elementary school. One of her stories in second grade was sent to Highlight's magazine by her school principle. Since then, she's been hooked! Barbara embraces the fact that she is God's work in progress--in a constant state of growth and change. Published in four anthologies, she uses her sense of humor and personal life experiences to show women they don't have to be a slave to their past. She encourages them to give their hurts over to God and then demonstrates how to get up, dust off, and live life as God intended. Living in the Texas county which hosts the annual Mosquito Festival (they're coming, so we might as well celebrate their arrival), Barbara enjoys cooking, pampering her dachshund Matilda, and texting her son and new daughter-in-law who live inthe Dallas area. Most of all, she enjoys her daily adventures with Jesus and serving in her home church. Barbara invites you to visit her website at

For Real?

I’m a girly-girl. There. I said it. I like to think that I’m a tiny bit tomboy, but let’s face it, I’m not. I like Mary Kay and all that goes with it. I adore shoes, and I love clothes. … Continue reading

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Straightening up, Jesus said to her, “Woman, where are they?  Did no one condemn you?”  She said, “No one, Lord.”  And Jesus said, “I do not condemn you, either.  Go.  From now on sin no more.”  John 8:10-11 The teachers … Continue reading

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A Work in Progress

I’m in the process of redesigning my web page. Please be patient with me.  Now not only am I a WORK IN PROGRESS…my website is too!  Thanks Barbara  

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