Author Barbara Dowdy-Trabke developed her indomitable spirit and the hardiness needed to endure both harsh weather conditions and personal challenges while living in Alaska. She acquired the strength and skill needed to be a working mother to four children, with a husband off sometimes months at a time working on the Alaskan pipeline.
Barbara came to realize that a person was not just a body with a soul, but was, more accurately, a soul with a body. She believes that maintaining good health and spiritual well-being are the basis of successful living, and is constantly building her personal knowledge base.
Barbara began dowsing in her 20’s and, over time, has increased her ability and understanding of both the practical applications of the major dowsing tools: Pendulum, L-Rod and the Y-Rod, and the mind/body/spirit aspect of the work. She is a Certified Master Herbalist, Iridologist, Reflexologist, MRM Technician and Reiki Master, and a member of the American Society of Dowsers. Barbara enjoys helping others journey along their own spiritual paths, and teaches classes on many aspects of mind/body/spirit healing as well as giving individual readings, and carrying out dowsing work across the country.
What do the experts say about this book?
"My friend Barbara has covered a lot of territory in this book-from the basic concepts of dowsing to using dowsing devices to improve your health with muscle testing. She leads the reader on an informative journey that can change our lives."
Raymon Grace, Dowser, Lecturer & Author
"This author has done a masterful job in explaining the use of the several tools used in dowsing. With step by step instructions on each instrument, including the body as a dowsing tool. She explains the importance of asking the right questions and getting permission from the system to do the dowsing. I feel that this book could become the standard text book for basic dowsing schools, and I am proud to recommend it."
Harold McCoy, Founder & Director Ozark Research Institute
Pendulum, L-Rod, Y-Rod: The Ultimate Guide to Dowsing unlocks the secrets to successful dowsing.
"I want to believe, I want to have hope, but . . ." Pastor and bestselling author Craig Groeschel hears these words often and has asked them himself. We want to know God, feel his presence, and trust that he hears our prayers, but in the midst of great pain, we may wonder if he really cares about us. Even when we have both hope and hurt, sometimes it's the hurt that shouts the loudest. Can God be good when life is not?
In Hope in the Dark, Groeschel explores the story of the father who brought his demon-possessed son to Jesus, saying, "I believe! Help my unbelief!" In the man’s sincere plea, Jesus heard the tension in the man's battle-scarred heart. He healed not only the boy but the father too, driving out the hopelessness that had overtaken him. He can do the same for us today.
As Groeschel shares his pain surrounding the current health challenges of his daughter, he acknowledges the questions we may ask in our own deepest pain: "Where was God when I was being abused?" "Why was my child born with a disability?" "Why did the cancer come back?" "Why are all my friends married and I’m alone?" He invites us to wrestle with such questions as we ask God to honor our faith and heal our unbelief.
In the middle of your profound pain, you long for authentic words of understanding and hope. You long to know that even in overwhelming reality, you can still believe that God is good. Rediscover a faith in the character, power, and presence of God. Even in the questions. Even now.
Hope in the Dark is also available in Spanish, Esperanza en la Oscuridad.