By Carrie Bare

Archive Dive: Carrie Bare on All Shall Be Well

“Love is going to win and evil is not. We just have to hang on to that.” — Carrie Bare

This conversation with spiritual director Carrie Bare from October 2020 speaks to the practice of remembering God even in the midst of heartbreaking circumstances.

I suspect that many of you, like me, have been feeling a measure of despair with the news lately. Between troublesome pandemic developments and climate change and the situation in Afghanistan, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed — and that’s not even taking into account the struggles of regular, everyday life. Last fall, life held a similar profile of emotions, and in that context, I interviewed spiritual director Carrie Bare, an InterVarsity staff veteran and all-around wise woman. Carrie has this delightful ability to empathize deeply while simultaneously pointing us to the real and living work God is doing in the midst of bleak circumstances. It is just the kind of thing I needed to hear, and I think you’ll appreciate it too.

Carrie Bare has been with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship since 1975 and currently serves as Associate Director for Spiritual Formation of Faculty. She is married to Randy and is mother to two grown sons. This conversation with Carrie was originally published on October 27, 2020. So have a listen! We’re so glad you’re here with us.

— Ann Boyd


You can listen on iTunes or at All Shall Be Well: Conversations with Women in the Academy and Beyond. We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did.

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Listen to the other podcasts in this series of three conversations with Carrie Bare.

Photo by Matt Moloney from StockSnap.

About the Author

Carrie Bare is a wife and mother of two grown sons. Though she is permanently based in Spokane, Washington, she is currently dividing her time between Spokane and Boulder. Carrie has been with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship since 1975, currently serving as Associate Director for Spiritual Formation of Faculty. She has always loved reading, especially fiction.

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