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 with noble character 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 partner with God 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, podcast, audio books, and specialized tools – have been designed prayerfully to help you navigate life’s challenges using God’s Word.

 
 
 
 
 
 

What Does Brenda Do?

Because life is hard and time is precious, Brenda writes and develops resources to:

  1. Come alongside to help you live successfully as a follower of Jesus Christ.
  2. Bring encouragement, inspiration, and practical action steps to you every time you use one of our resources and tools.
  3. Assist your application of God’s Word in practical, effective ways to daily life.
  4. Affirm Scripture is “for real” and extremely relevant.
  5. Bring comfort and hope from Scripture into life’s sorrows.
  6. Remind that God’s power is literally downloaded into Scripture, ready for you to “plug into.”
  7. Assist your growth in God’s grace and strength each day – and know Him better.
 
 
 
 
 
 

What Does Brenda Want?

She wants God’s best for you because He loves you so much.
  • Live with power, passion, and purpose.
  • Practice and possess noble character.
  • Have an Alive and Active Life!

When You Feel Empty

When I was a kid, I had an effective way of finishing a milk shake. A straw worked for most of it. But when I got down to those final noisy slurps, I worked with gravity. Turning the cup upside-down brought last drops to me. But when that was over, I stuck my tongue in as far as I could to gather up remaining morsels. THEN – my cup was truly empty! Nothing left! Satisfying, but also disappointing. Sometimes life drains your cup. That’s when you feel empty. It can be satisfying, but also disappointing. Read More …

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God Likes You

Remember when you made your first friend as a child? Or maybe you had a roommate you just clicked with when you went to college? It may have been a person you connected strongly with on your first job assignment. Whoever and wherever – you just got this feeling inside – “I think I like you!” It may come as a surprise but that’s how God feels about you. God likes you! Read More …

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Ordinary People Make A Global Difference

We hear about prominent figures, television personalities, world leaders, famous authors. But most of us are ordinary people – not famous. We care about the state of our world as we hear of countries being ravaged and individuals without food, water, medicine. We sigh as the news highlights tragedies in our own communities. Many ordinary people care about showing God’s love in practical ways. So, we ask: How can I ever make a difference in this huge world? I’m one of the ordinary people! Read More …

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Nature’s Diamonds

The beauty of creation is all around us. Its wonder is a testimony of God’s glory and presence even in our broken world. What a privilege to absorb the displays, relax in its calm, and explore its wisdom, precision, and wonders. With numbered days, we should ponder Nature’s Diamonds often. You have a choice in a world of upheaval. “I calm and quiet my soul.” (Ps. 131:2) Read More …

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Attitudes And The Christian

There is such power in attitudes that affect your life – and other lives, too. The power is enough to turn the direction of an individual, a culture group, a community, even an entire nation. So the power is significant. In fact, attitudes can set your path for a long time. That’s why we should be aware of them and choose carefully. Read More …

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I Have To Be Right!

Have you ever been told – “You always have to be right!”? Likely it’s been said to you – or to someone else – often by “that guy!” Does it ever “bug” you that a certain person just always has to be right? Maybe you are that person. (click to read / listen for helpful tips) Read More …

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