Paula Moldenhauer

Welcome Friends!

I’m glad you’ve stopped by. As an author and speaker, I share words to join with the Holy Spirit in setting captives free and healing the broken-hearted. It’s my desire to call forth the true essence of life, person, and self, and to be a part of the grand Love Story with Jesus. My mission as a mom, wife, and friend isn’t that different. I long to see everyone I love living in the freedom to flourish. 

I didn’t always feel free to pursue the fullness of an abundant life. Even when the feelings started coming, the how-to was missing. There are still days I wonder how to get my flourish on, but I’ve learned some things along the way. My sweet Jesus is all about setting me free to flourish. He is committed to helping me become all He created me to be. He is relentless is pursuing relationship with me. He draws me by His love and heals me of  hindrances to our growing intimacy.  As I listen and follow, He leads me into a life where I’m free to flourish.

Living free to flourish includes discovering who Jesus really is and who we really are. Evil weaves some pretty nasty webs of deception, and it is easy to feel beaten down. After all the enemy comes to kill, steal and destroy, but Jesus came to give us abundant (John 10:10). Most of us are healing from a wound or two. For some of us the abuse on our battered hearts left interior bruises we don’t know what to do with. 

But Jesus does.

My recent book series, Soul Scents, is my heartfelt desire to shine a light into the darkness that tries to hold us captive. The first two books in the series, Soul Scents: Awaken and Soul Scents: Rooted express the glorious truths the Lord gave me in my thirties and early forties as He led me from the bondage created by religious, mental, and emotional abuse. His grace freed me from self-hatred and self-abuse. Soul Scents: Bloom digs deeper into who Jesus really is and who we are to Him. I’ve learned that when life’s storms come (and I’ve survived some doozies), this is the key to blooming in the whirlwind. Right now I’m finalizing the last book in the series, Soul Scents: Flourish. I didn’t know when I began this series that the Lord would ask me to write about my childhood abuse in this final book. It is the deepest work of my life to date, and my heart-cry for your freedom (and mine). 

As a speaker and author, I want to create a safe place where you and I can grow together in Jesus, setting aside the lies and wounds that have held us back. I hope you’ll hang your hat with us. If you’d like to schedule me as a speaker for your event or simply drop me an email, feel free to contact me.

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Soul Scents: AwakenSoul Scents: Rooted  and Soul Scents: Bloom are available now in paperback and electronic versions. Watch for Soul Scents: Flourish (Coming this fall). 

In a desire to help you process a little more deeply if you’re that kind of person, we’ve created a *free* downloadable journal with daily prompts relating to each of the Soul Scents devotional books. The Soul Scents: Bloom journal is available now. Past journals and coloring pages can be found here.

Any time I speak or write the theme of freedom by His grace will come up. It’s simply who I am and where my passion lies. My fiction works contain the same passion as my non-fiction books. I hope you’ll check out my novels and other non-fiction projects by clicking on books in my navigation bar. If you’re looking for a short pick-me-up while you’re here, consider reading an encouraging article or two. I’ve put them here for that purpose. No matter the vehicle, you’ll find the heartbeat of freedom in all of my work.

I look forward to connecting with you!


Paula Moldenhauer