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How it all began...

Years ago, as a young mother, counselor, and educator, Brenda saw that the “theory” of Scripture doesn’t necessarily change a person’s real-life experience. That bothered her. In fact, it made her sad. So, she began exploring what it means to live by God’s Word – for real. How does Scripture change your life? That was her personal launch question as she participated in her community and church, as she worked, and as she raised her children. She asked God lots of questions. Life became a learning curve.

Brenda discovered the power of Scripture is only engaged by partnering with God through the decision to be a living sacrifice. In other words, living to please God above self. Little did she realize just how transforming the “dying to self” process would be. It was not “losing” herself as much as “finding” herself, which proved the promise of Jesus – “. . . Whoever loses their life for My sake will find it.” (Mt. 10:38-40) Brenda actually began to figure out who she is in Christ.

Previously, she thought a person must give up their will to God. Her discovery was quite the opposite! The privilege of exercising your will in agreement with God forms a partnership that taps into the power of God. This fresh, more accurate understanding of Scripture opens doors to passion and purpose even in very difficult circumstances. In her own experience, this better understanding gave her greater success where she had previously struggled. It was refreshing, good news – because she did not yet know just how hard life could become.

After navigating many life storms and living a very active, full life, Brenda noticed a passion rising in her heart to help others find the amazing power and practical resources of God’s Word that are so relevant for daily living. Intentional Living was born in her heart.

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Pile-Up!! Time For “Operation Close.”

Recently, I reflected on a disappointing scenario that penetrated my life last year. It hit like a missile, and I found myself deeply sad. Being familiar with the need to make hard decisions for good reasons for long periods of

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What Does Jesus Say About Contentment?

When a person is content, they no longer have task masters cracking the whip over their life. In fact, they settle into a living condition of peace. They have a quiet heart, despite surrounding threats, difficulties, or obstacles. It would

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Good Parenting During COVID-19

  Parenting turned out different for most people this year! The COVID-19 global crisis changed lots of things about family life. School, extracurricular activities, family outings and vacations, even just running around the neighborhood! Let’s face it. 2020 will be

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God’s Power Tools

We bought a power washer. After borrowing one, we became instant believers. Gone was the greenish mossy mold on the house siding. The deck changed back to its natural wood color instead of the dingy gray-brown it had sported for

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Everything has changed during COVID-19. People have lost income. Parents have suddenly become point person for their child’s education. Shopping safely is a big deal and many items are in short supply. Businesses have shut down or turned solely to

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10 Days of Prayers During COVID-19

10 Days of Prayers is a tool to engage prayer in a tangible, practical method during this pandemic time. The downloadable zip file contains both a 10-picture set (usable on your device) and a printable pdf arrangement for card stock to cut apart and carry with you, put on your family dinner table, or slip into your Bible. The set has beautiful imagery – an attractive set of prayer cards. Read More …

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