To date I’ve not published a book that is as vulnerable and near to my heart as Soul Scents: Bloom. It’s a book about discovering Jesus as peace and hope during times of on-going trial. It explains some of my years of silence as a writer, times when life required too much for me to write outside the pages of my journal.
One Amazon reviewer said, “What sweet truth Paula shares on each page of this devotional. God’s love and his extravagant grace toward us is shared through Scripture, the beauty of nature and the author’s personal stories of pain revealing God’s ever present care and commitment to our “blooming.” I loved the prayers at the end of each day’s reading and found myself saying, “Yes, Lord, Yes! Do that in me!” I came away from the pages yearning for more intimacy with Jesus, to know him better and more. Paula clearly knows her Lord and her honesty and vulnerability are so healing.”
Words like that help me share the tender spots, giving me hope that the message which pours forth from me has a place in my readers’ journeys.
I’d love to *give* a copy of Soul Scents: Bloom to a reader who comments either here or on social media. If you comment more than one place, I’ll put your name in the drawing for each place you comment. In your comment let me know whether you prefer a Kindle copy or a paperback.
My daughter has a different tender place, and I invite you to help me help her as she serves. For the July pay period on Amazon.com, I will donate 50% of my Soul Scents book profits to the effort below.
In 2015 our daughter, Sarah, fell in love with the women and children of another country.
She traveled there to serve with a NGO (Non-Governmenal Organization) which provides education, health care, and economical support in a war-torn region. At present over 500 children receive education and healthcare, as well as one solid meal each day. The folks at the NGO also work with the families from the school and look for ways to help them gain income. Last year Sarah taught the children and visited in the homes, where she met with the mothers and helped identify needs, whether it was a micro-load to get a sewing machine so the mom could start her own business, or immediate access to food and other resources when the needs were urgent.
This year Sarah and her husband, David, are returning to the people she loves. They have raised more than half of the funds needed for this service trip.
Please consider buying one of the books below and help these precious children! (If you’d like to donate directly to this effort, email me, and I’ll get you the proper information, including how the donation can be tax deductible.)
And don’t forget to leave a comment for the drawing for a free copy of Soul Scents: Bloom!
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. Soul Scents: Awaken, the first in the series, 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.
Become rooted in your identity as the beloved! Soul Scents: Rooted, the second book in the Soul Scents devotional series, includes topics such as worthiness, spiritual battle, and destiny. The week-day readings include scriptures and prayers.
In His presence we bloom in sunshine and storm. His Spirit carries us through the struggle, offering the love, strength, and wisdom we need for the times of trial. In the joyous seasons, His smile deepens our pleasure. Bloom in season and out!
The Soul Scents collection invites readers into an ever-deepening discovery of who God is and how He interacts with us. Combined, its four volumes, Awaken, Rooted, Bloom, and Flourish, offer a year’s worth of devotional reading. Each book has thirteen weeks of down-to-earth insight gleaned from scripture and the author’s journey into spiritual freedom. Rest in the Son’s embrace as you enter the beautiful heart of the Freedom Giver Himself. (Watch for Soul Scents: Flourish coming in September!)
Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a free copy of Soul Scents: Bloom!
Tagged: connection of body and spirit, devotional thoughts, God, Paula Moldenhauer, soul scents devotional, soul scents rooted, Soul Scents: Awaken, Soul Scents: Bloom
I need this one!!! Just finishing up Rooted, and heading full force into a Bloom season. Love these, Paula! I’ve never been a big fan of devotionals, but I open yours faithfully everyday.
Ah, thank you sweet Niki. Bloom . . . it’s been a huge journey writing and releasing it. I pray it blesses you. Thank you for journeying with me. If you win would you prefer paperback or electronic?
I love finding out more about Jesus!
Thanks! I’ll add your name to the drawing.
Beautiful author, this book is sure to be a blessing to those that get their hands on it!
Count me in. I miss hearing from you.
I miss reading your blog and connecting too. Writing and publishing these books has been a deep journey. Haven’t had much left over for blogging. But think of you often!
I really enjoyed Awaken and Rooted. These are just the kind of devotionals I’ve been looking for! 🙂
I’m so grateful to hear that Awaken and Rooted blessed you! Good luck on the drawing!
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I’m so happy Susan introduced you!! Your books look lovely and your energy here feels so loving. Thanks for adding kindness to the world 🙂
Thank you for your kind words! I’ll put your name in the drawing!
Oh…thank you…I’m very happy to meet you 🙂
Guess what? You won Lorrie! Please email me your snail mail address, and I’ll put a book in the mail–or if you prefer Kindle, send me your email address, and I’ll send an electronic copy. Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oh my goodness!!! That is so wonderful 🙂 🙂 This is me smiling from ear to ear!! I am BLESSITUDE ♡
Can’t wait to read all 4 books, would love to win a paperback!
Happy to put your name in, Kim!
I love your devotionals, and would love to share a copy with a friend! -Joni
Wahoo! Will add you to the drawing Joni! Love journeying with you.
How awesome about getting to help like that. I so have a heart to go more.Praying God will open doors for me to go/help even during this hard season. Lord you know my heart! Would love to win anything. Would be most blessed. Your things are awesome!
Thank you Pam! Happy to put your name in the drawing!