Paula Moldenhauer

Welcome Friends!

I’m glad you’ve stopped by. As an author and speaker, I invite others to live free to flourish! 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 living in the freedom to flourish. 

I didn’t always feel free to pursue the fullness of an abundant life. Even when the desire built, 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 to flourish. He is committed to helping us become all He created us to be. He is relentless is pursuing relationship with us. 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.

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. We face pain we don’t know what to do with.

But Jesus does.

My recent 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.

Soul Scents: Awaken is about awakening to God’s love, discovering who He really is and who we really are to Him. Book two, Soul Scents: Rooted, invites readers to be rooted and established in their identity as God’s treasure. These two books 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, freeing me from intense self-hatred.

Soul Scents: Bloom talks about how we can bloom in sunshine and storm. I’ve learned that when life’s storms come (and I’ve survived some doozies), a strong foundation in God’s love is the key to blooming in the whirlwind. I didn’t know when I began this series that the Lord would ask me to write about my childhood abuse in the final book of the series, Soul Scents: Flourish. It is the deepest work of my life to date, and my heart-cry for your freedom (and mine). Jesus already did the work to give us abundant life. Our journey is learning to step into the freedom He purchased so we can enjoy a life of flourishing freedom!

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

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