Paula Moldenhauer

This month’s giveaway is a paperback copy of A Bouquet of Brides, which released January 1st from Barbour Publishing! To enter the drawing leave a comment on my blog, sign up for my newsletter, or follow my blog. Each time you do one of these things, your name will go in the hat! (I have a literal hat, by the way.) We’re having a lot of fun on my blog this month. The first week of posts introduces my fellow authors, then I’m hosting each one as they discuss the “take away” from their stories. Please join us, comment, and you just might win the book! Want to know more about Free to Flourish and yours truly? Check out the video below and read on!

Hey Friend, I’m glad you’ve stopped by! As an author and speaker, I invite others to live free to flourish! Next to my computer I have this passion statement: I write and speak to join with the Holy Spirit in setting captives free and healing the broken-hearted. To call forth the true essence of life, person, and self. To be a part of the grand Love Story with Jesus.  If you pick up one of my books, read the articles on this site, or invite me to speak, you’ll hear the message of flourishing freedom!

Many authors write in a specific genre like suspense or romance or devotionals. I write and speak to convey a specific passion, not a genre, so you’ll find multiple genres in my writing. This fall Free to Flourish Publishing launched a light-hearted romance series to usher in the holidays. After digging deep last year as I wrote the Soul Scents devotional books, I needed something fun! I hope you enjoy reading the Tinseled Tidings collection as I did writing it! (Sign up for the newsletter for dates for promotions, like free book days on Kindle!)  Towering Pines, the first book in the new Towering Pines series also released in December! Watch for book two, coming this spring!

Free to Flourish loves offering free resources for personal or group study. This holiday we offered  Soul Scents: Flourish Selections for Advent as a free pdf! (You can also purchase it on Kindle for 99 cents.) All of the Soul Scents devotional books have free coloring pages and companion journal. (Except Soul Scents: Flourish. We’re working on that companion journal this month, so check back for it!) Visit our gifts page!

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 life (John 10:10). Most of us are healing from a wound or two. For some of us our journey is to find our way out of abuse and its effect on our life.

I didn’t always feel free to pursue the fullness of an abundant life. Even when the desire rose, 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 His people free and is committed to helping us become all He created us to be. He draws us by His love and heals us of  hindrances to our growing intimacy with Him.  As we listen and follow, He leads us forward into a lifestyle where we are free to flourish.

My recent devotional book series, Soul Scents, shines a light into the darkness that tries to hold us captive and invites readers into ever-increasing intimacy with our Creator.

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 once 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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All four devotional books, Soul Scents: AwakenSoul Scents: RootedSoul Scents: Bloom and Soul Scents Flourish are available now in paperback and electronic versions.

I look forward to connecting with you!


Paula Moldenhauer