Paula Moldenhauer

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.

Last 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! And don’t miss my newest release, included in A Bouquet of Brides from Barbour Publishing.

Visit our gifts page! Free to Flourish loves offering *free* resources for personal or group study.  Easter and Advent devotional collections are available as downloadable PDFs. 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!)

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