MEET THE AUTHOR

Meet Brenda

Brenda is the Founder and Director of Alive and Active Life. As a trained Marriage / Family / Individual Counselor and skilled educator, she comes alongside to help you apply Scriptural principles in practical, creative ways so you can have an Alive and Active Life every day.

Brenda’s many life experiences have included challenging growth seasons and adventure. She has also endured sufferings, losses, and trials. Her discovery? Jesus makes life deeply meaningful when you accept His invitation to live an Alive and Active Life.

Brenda develops, publishes, and circulates resources and tools that help you walk with God. All resources and tools – articles, books, e-books, podcasts, shareable images, courses, audio books, and specialized tools – have been designed prayerfully to help you navigate life’s challenges using God’s Word.

So What Exactly Does Brenda Do?

Because she knows how hard life can be and how precious time is, Brenda’s focus in her writing and resource development is to:

  • Come alongside to help you live successfully as a follower of Jesus Christ.
  • Bring encouragement, inspiration, and practical action steps to you every time you use one of our resources and tools.
  • Assist your application of God’s Word in practical, effective ways to daily life.
  • Affirm Scripture is “for real” and extremely relevant.
  • Bring comfort of Scripture into life’s sorrows.
  • Remind that God’s power is literally downloaded into Scripture, ready for you to “plug into.”

 
 
 
 
 
 

What Does Brenda Want?

Brenda wants you to grow in God’s grace and strength each day and know Him better. Scripture is Alive and Active! It is extremely current and very practical. Because of this, she invites you to Partner with God, and she is confident You Can Do This!

For herself, she says it like this: “Jesus, You are my First, my Best, and my Most!”

And she is always saying – “God loves you – so much!

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Christmas In A Nutshell

What exactly does “in a nutshell” mean? And why talk about it as we approach the Christmas season? According to a phrases resource * I found, it means – “In a few words; concisely stated.” I suggest at this busy, exciting holiday time, getting Christmas in a nutshell might be helpful. So what does that look like?

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Doing Gratitude

As we enter the holiday seasons and the final portions of this year, most of us get pretty busy. Still, it’s essential to ask questions that matter most during these months of celebration. One question in particular often associated with Thanksgiving, affects life every day. What exactly is gratitude? Have you regularly asked yourself that question? I’ll throw in another question – “part B” to the first question. Are you “doing gratitude” each day?

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Gratitude Scale: Get Closer to a 10!

Thanksgiving! This holiday of gratitude is celebrated in various ways at different times of the year, depending on your country and culture. When is your Thanksgiving? How do you celebrate? If you had a Gratitude Scale that could measure how thankful you are, on a scale of 1 – 10, where do you fall?

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What Time Is It?

What do you use to tell time most often? A clock on the wall? Perhaps you wear a wrist watch or carry a pocket time piece. Many people use their phone clock. Some people are blessed to live in a college community with a bell that tolls the hour. Whatever you use – what time is it? In current culture, what time is it?  

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It Doesn’t Always Go Well

If you were to stand in the middle of a busy intersection of pedestrian and vehicle traffic, you’d get significant impressions. Besides being concerned for your safety, you’d also notice it doesn’t always go well. The hair-raising screech of tires and squeal of brakes in a near miss of cross traffic. A motorcycle driver almost clips you with his daring zig-zag around another car. A pedestrian pushes through and almost knocks others over. Someone does lose grip and drops a package. Then there’s the motorist in a hurry and blazes right through a red light. You are almost run over

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Scary Stories

Scary stories are scariest if you are in the story, but you don’t know what is going to happen. The risk is significant, the outcome is uncertain, and the danger is elevated. All the unknowns make scary stories hold your breath and hope things turn out OK. If you already know how things turn out, most of the “scary” is gone.

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