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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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Life Resources and Tools

Birthdays are just FUN! At my last birthday, my son prayed a wonderful thing over me as he gave thanks for the meal and for my life. He asked the Lord to give me so much more of Himself this

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I Insist!  

Have you ever felt so strongly about something that you just had to insist? You couldn’t let it go? Well, that’s how Scripture is on some points. Because the content is from God, the writers often say (in so many

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Check Points That Protect Freedom

Have you ever used check points? Do you know what they are? Check points are a great little tool that help you stay on track and not deviate from the central focus. They help you stream line resources, supplies, and

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Reach Back

There was a man who lived many years ago. Centuries ago. He knew living a good life was critical. So he worked hard to live such a life. Yet, he did not know God personally. It wasn’t until God made

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Stand Firm and Be Free

Many countries have a celebration day to remember their freedom. America just celebrated July 4th. In some countries, freedom is not even a reality. Freedom has been a hot topic all through human history. Wars that claimed many lives have

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Your Opportunity

If I were to ask you who has had a high level of influence in your life, who would you mention? What impact did they have on you? Most of us have a handful of people we would think of.

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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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