Barb Hill

Hi! I’m so glad you’re here! 

Growing up I had so many ideas of what life would look like but I quickly learned that there is no map marked out for us to follow. I’m realizing we can have something so much better–a Guide. 

To give some backstory, in 2007 I graduated with my undergrad in Biblical Studies and two years later found myself living in Zambia, Africa as a missionary. When I returned to the States God led me to pursue a career as an Esthetician, and in my six years working in skin care I fell in love with the opportunity to help someone feel better about themselves in that way. In 2012 I began to consider the idea of being a counselor and quickly realized it was exactly what I was meant to pursue long-term. 

This pursuit took me to Southern California to work with The A21 Campaign, an anti human trafficking organization. In 2014, I finished up a Masters in Biblical Counseling before moving to Chicago, Illinois in 2016 to pursue a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. At the beginning of 2018 a big leap of faith moved me to Nashville, TN to work as Clinical Mental Health Counselor where I recently opened up my private practice called Holding Space Counseling in Brentwood, TN.

You never know where the plan will lead, and there is an unmatched peace in being ok with not knowing exactly where you’re going. Why? Because you’re confident in the character and intentions of the One who is leading you. The important thing is that we know HIM, and can rest knowing HE knows the desires of our heart, where we’re going, and how He’ll take us there. 

I’m not saying it’s easy but I’m continuing to learn that letting God lead and walking at His pace is always worth it, no matter how dark and windy the road may appear. He promises that the narrow path leads to a place of great fulfillment. So here we are, walking this windy road together, and as I write from research I’ve discovered and experiences I’ve had, I hope in some way that these simple articles bring some hope and joy to your corner of the world!



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  1. Hey Barbara! I’m not sure if you remember me or not, but I’m writing to tell you how much of an impact you’ve just made on my night all the way from Rochester, NY! I’m pretty sure the last time I saw you was at Spring Rally many years ago and I remember thinking- man, this girl really loves Jesus. Little did I know I’d find your blog spontaneously while browsing social media! Your transparency is so refreshing. Seriously, the way you love the Lord and are honest about the ways he has worked in your life is incredible. I admire your heart in so many ways. There are so, so many challenging aspects of choosing to walk each step of life with God and I can honestly say the way you highlight God’s character through it all is incredible. Keep doing what you’re doing, you’re reaching more people than you know!

    1. Hi Janelle!

      YES, I absolutely remember you! I am beyond blessed to read this! I love that you stumbled on my blog and that we can stay connected this way! Yes, it’s so true how challenging it can be to walk in-step with God..but the amazing thing I’ve learned is how much it’s worth it! There are so many lies about what you’ll “lose” or miss out on if you really get serious with God, but it’s truly the best decision we could ever make to stifle the lies and go after God with our whole heart!

      If you ever need anything, please feel free to email me! (


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