Live Life Out Loud

Discover Your Purpose Today!

There is someone you know right now who is struggling with this question — “Why am I here?” They may be new graduate, a stay-at-home-mom who feels displaced, or a forty-something who wonders if dreams will ever come true. It may even be you. No matter who you know, there is a REAL answer to that question. You are chosen by a loving, insightful, and creative God for a purpose. You can know what that purpose is. Chosen for Purpose: Overcoming Giants and Living Your Dreams is a book full of real-life stories, Biblical inspiration, and practical application. I wrote it for people who, like I did, struggle with feeling like life is passing them by and their dreams will never come true. I wrote this for you. Get your copy today and if you buy the paperback from Amazon, you can get the Kindle version for free. That is 2 books for the price of one. Read the Kindle version and give the paperback away to a loved one. Whatever you do, know this: you are you for a reason. You are chosen for purpose.

Mountains versus Valleys: A Change of Perspective

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This is a guest post by my best friend, Elise Haagensen. Elise is a beautifully creative woman. She dances, she crafts, she cooks, she home schools and she does it all while looking absolutely fabulous. Years ago, when I was on the cusp of walking away from the Lord, she let me sit on her […]

When Obedience Hurts


I have loved words before I could write. I used to stand in the stationary aisle in the grocery store and stare at all the marvels found there. I would pick up notebooks and stare at blank pages. I would pretend to write real words before I ever learned the alphabet. My scribbles would fill […]

A Christian Sense of Humor

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This is a guest post by Sabrena Klausman. She is a pastor’s wife, a mother, a writer, and all-around funny and creative lady. It is my privilege to have her write for you today and to share her upcoming book. Make sure you leave a comment for her and make her feel welcomed and loved. […]

Fear, Faith and Family in Philly

Fear Faith and Family

I am tired of my family getting pushed around by depression. I am ticked off that another one of my kids is falling victim to fear and anxiety. I hate that while I was in Philly with my youngest daughter,  my oldest daughter was in a fight for her life. That’s right, my other daughter, […]