Paula Moldenhauer
Free to Flourish Publishing



Free to Flourish Publishing is an arm of the Free to Flourish speaking and writing ministry of Paula Dawn Moldenhauer. Our passion is to produce fiction and non-fiction that joins with the Holy Spirit in healing broken hearts, setting captives free, and calling forth the true essence of life, person, and self. Our books invite others to be a part of the grand Love Story with Jesus.

The following titles are produced by Free to Flourish Publishing.

Usher in the holidays with the tender, fun-filled tales in the Tinseled Tidings novella collection:



Available NOW!

You’re a Charmer, Mr. Grinch ~ Retired police officer Rick Stanton dons a Grinch costume for the holidays and “patrols” Christmas, Florida to promote the festive town. Everyone falls under his charm except the person he most wants to impress—Postmaster Edie Hathaway. The Grinch is stealing Edie’s heart, but will Edie learn to trust him before he gives up on love? (This story was a finalist in the ACFW Carol Awards for novella of the year!)






Coming November 15th!

The Joy Scrooge ~ Spunky pediatrician Krista Fjeld loved Tait Skroog for most of her life, but when Tait and his young son, Timmy, move back to town, she is shocked by the change in her old heart-throb. Embittered by his wife’s death, Tait is paralyzed by fear and grief. Will Krista convince him to embrace life—and her—or is the risk too great for everyone?





Coming December 1st!

Fruitcake Fallout ~ Family legend claims the Preston fruitcake recipe makes young couples fall in love. But when WAC Evelyn Preston sends a fruitcake to her high school crush stationed overseas, she snags the wrong private! If Willie Baxter tries to clear up the unintentional deception, will Evie give his poor, smitten heart a chance?





All three novellas will be included in the Tinseled Tidings (vol. 1) paperback releasing December 5th



Looking for Soul Scents: Flourish Selections for Advents? Download your free PDF or buy this 100-page Advent devotion for 99 cents on Kindle.

Soul Scents: Flourish Selections for Advent offers four weeks of devotional thoughts, Scriptures, and prayers for reflection and worship in the weeks before Christmas. If you’re celebrating Advent with candles, you can use Sunday’s reading for reflection as you light the candles of hope, peace, joy, and love. It also includes a scripted prayer and suggestion for worship. Monday through Friday’s daily readings focus on concepts like Christmas memories, the Christmas tree, the Cross, celebration, nativity, and worship. On Saturday journal questions prompt reflection on the week’s worship experience.

Soul Scents: Flourish Selections for Advent is taken from weeks nine through twelve of the Soul Scents: Flourish thirteen-week devotional book. Additional content for reflection during the lighting of Advent candles and at the end of week is included only in this special holiday edition.

The Soul Scents Devotional Series

~ A Spiritual Journey in the Son’s Embrace ~

Paula Moldenhauer is a psalmist for our times, bringing us to the loving heart of God whose compassion and grace offers healing and hope. I know of no one who seeks to express to others what the Love of God can mean more tenderly than Paula. A balm to the weary soul seeking freedom.  

Lisa Joy Samson, novelist and artist.

Join Paula in a year-long discovery of Jesus

All four books are available now! 

Awaken to a more intimate, peaceful relationship with God.

The Soul Scents devotional series invites readers into an ever-deepening discovery of Who God is and how He interacts with us. Bathed in grace, this collection of thirteen week devotionals is down-to-earth, offering spiritual insight gained from Scripture and the author’s journey into spiritual freedom.  Each book features week-day readings which include Scriptures and prayers. Rest in the Son’s embrace as you enter the beautiful heart of the Freedom Giver Himself.

Paula isn’t satisfied until she has tenderly communicated the breath of

God’s love for those who dare abandon themselves to Him.      

                                     ~Sandra Thiessen, Professional Speaker

 Soul Scents: Rooted 

What have you been doing–peeking in my window?

Or more likely, into my heart.    

~Beth Vogt, Author of Crazy Little Thing Called Love.

Paula’s writing reminds me of cheery fires in the fireplace,

curling up in a blanket on the sofa sipping hot chocolate.

Like comfort food.

                                              ~Virginia Bolzern, reader



Soul Scents: Bloom           Soul Scents: Flourish                                                                                                                                             


Paula’s writing is like

 the fragrance of beautiful music

flowing into your soul.

Intimacy with Christ drives her words.

~Sharen Watson, Writer, Editor, Speaker