We are excited to announce our name change! Intentional Living is now Alive and Active Life! You will notice changes on our website to reflect the new name. As we have been re-branding this past year, it’s been a process of new vision, excitement, challenge, and hard work. God started preparing our hearts last year about a name change. For half a year, there has been much prayer and exploration. Now He has laid a new path in front of our faith, and we are eager to see what God has planned. But – I want to tell you more about this change. I think you will find it interesting.
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I did not know Nov. 1 was National Author’s Day. My family surprised me with a lovely Author’s Day Tea. We enjoyed a yummy spread including homemade scones and clotted cream. Why did they do this? Well, they love me. But the main reason? I’m an author!
It’s been a fascinating journey, and I’ve learned so much. I’d like to tell you about my work.
(INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBSCRIBING ARE MID-WAY DOWN THIS ARTICLE)
Alive and Active Life Podcast adds value to your life and gives great content to the podcast crowd! Our first launch episode is a live interview with Alive and Active Life’s author and the podcast sound technician.
Through this podcast, you now have an audio option to –
maximize your time.
reach for practical, encouraging material to have an Alive and Active Life, even with your busy life in this demanding world!
nurture your soul and encourage your heart in God each day.
We are live on major podcast apps. You can also listen on our website player at the top of every article on our website.
On a regular basis, we record in our studio, bringing new content to help you live with hope, positive perspective, and awareness that God is with you. He is ready to give very practical help in every of one your life situations!
I have 4 Action Steps for you:
Subscribe to Alive and Active Life Podcast. (Instructions below.)
Periodically check the podcast library for quality material because we are always adding content.
Our Goal is to give you practical information from God’s Word to encourage you, enable you, and empower you to walk with God in a fresh way each day. You can have an Alive and Active Life.Partner With God.
Our Promise to you is to help you grow in your walk with God and to equip you by providing excellent resources and tools, books and e-books, and more. Why not live an Alive and Active Life? You Can Do This!
e-Pistles For An i-Generation: Relevant in a Digital Age
My latest book just arrived back from the publisher! e-Pistles for an i-Generation. I’m excited to share it with you!
I want to tell you about the cover (directly below). Notice the title: e-Pistles For an i-Generation: Relevant in a Digital Age . Your generation. Our digital age. The front picture portrays that 1st and 2nd Corinthians can get from an ancient scroll into your i-pad (and then into your heart). The back cover is an i-pad with a critical message.
Do you wish you knew how to manage your life, relationships, and responsibilities better? Have you ever wanted a glimpse into God’s great heart? Perhaps you need to experience the freshness and possibilities Jesus brings in life’s challenges? Do you sometimes lack wisdom or wish you had better discernment of how to solve your problems? It’s your move.
This next year will be filled with many blessings, lots of challenges, and probably some losses for many people. Such a mix of experiences.
We love the blessings. We sometimes don’t mind the challenges. In fact, some of you really enjoy challenges. But most of us would like to side-step the losses.
The difficult part for most people is facing the future with all the unknown components. So often you don’t know how to prepare, what to do, how to respond, where to find the answers. Your life is filled with shadows and you don’t know how to navigate through them.
I have to admit something. My heart skips with joy when I see a child bursting with life . . . overflowing with passion . . . dancing with delight – and no apology for the display. Beauty, adventure, energy, innocence, faith, possibilities.
It is printed and published! Now it is releasing into the public!
AND IT IS SELLING!!
DESPICABLE WE: Daily Studies in Ezekiel is available for you, your groups, your friends, your family, your church, your “Christmas gift list!”
I have arranged for a special Christmas SALE from now through Dec. 23. $2.00 off the regular price of each book! And I have a copy for YOU! Need a good (short and sweet) personal study? NEED GIFTS? Check it out at the Intentional Living Store. Not only is each book on sale, but here is a great way to save on gifts: BUY 10: GET ONE FREE!
Look at those shelves! Full supply! This study is already in the hands of a number of people. I’ve received feedback that it’s both challenging and encouraging . . . and that they are enjoying it. Some are doing individual, personal study from it. Others are wanting to form groups to study. The daily portions are short enough to do in a busy schedule, engaging enough to really make you think, and packed with reality.
The special “aha moment?” – Hope peeks around corners and surprises you.
Here is the back cover blurb:
“Unsuspecting Ezekiel found his life changed dramatically one day when the Sovereign Lord paid him a visit. He must have been in disbelief when he heard what God wanted him to do. God was expecting him to do and say things that were completely outside Ezekiel’s picture for his life. He was delegated the task of telling everyone how despicable they are. And then he was supposed to inspire a response from his audience of repentance, reverence, and hope.
The book of Ezekiel is filled with descriptions of the Sovereign Lord’s anger. Where is the hope in pages filled with detestable things being done by sinful people? What is the “take away” from admitting we live in a broken world? How do you rise up after reading about the lost glory of man? Or is it lost? What can a person conclude from this Old Testament book except that I am, indeed, a part of Despicable We?
After all, the Sovereign Lord has spoken! You have nothing left to say. Or do you?
Maybe there is hope. Lots of it! Maybe “broken” can be fixed. What is the possibility that glory is right around the corner of every issue? What if these positive possibilities whisper between everything that is despicable?
Will you join me, the unsuspecting, despicable author of this study, as I join the unsuspecting, despicable prophet who received the message from God centuries ago? We will explore what God thinks about Despicable We. I invite you. Ezekiel invites you. God invites you.”
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