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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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