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Live FREE!

“So if the Son sets you free, you are free through and through.”

John 8:36 (MSG)

“Christ has set us free to live a free life. So take your stand! Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you.”

Galatians 5:1 (MSG)

Live FREE.

As we come to the end of the first quarter of 2018, it can be tempting to fall back into the same traps that slowed our progress in past years. I have become vigilant in identifying and rejecting the broken cycles of fear and doubt that once held me captive, threatening to ensnare me once again.

Walking out our journey to lighter living, means being intentional about maintaining our freedom. We may not be able to control everything that happens to us in life, but we have been given the power to respond to life in a way that maintains our freedom.

Today, refuse to be entangled in situations, conversations, relationships, commitments, habits, or thought patterns that draw you away from God, and lead you back into bondage.

Rejoice in the freedom we have received, paid for with Christ’s sacrifice on an old rugged cross, and released to us by His resurrection from the grave.

Let God’s reckless love overtake you today, and live lighter!

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So here we are…

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“Prior to taking my 40-day journey to living lighter, I became intensely and unsettlingly aware of a heaviness I couldn’t shake, in my body, mind, heart and life. I felt weighed down, and struggled to move forward into the next season of my life, despite sensing the blowing and stirring of the winds of change.

The expression “caught between a rock and a hard place” couldn’t adequately describe the constricting pressure I felt. I began to see myself as small – and shrinking by the day – in comparison to the magnitude of my life’s circumstances. Being a wife, mother, educator, leader, believer, all felt like too big a task for someone as insignificant, undisciplined, and ill-equipped, as I saw myself.

The truth is – I was very right, and very wrong, all at the same time!”

∼ Excerpt from 40 Days Lighter: A Devotional Journey for Women Determined to Live Free!

So here we are. In the midst of one of the most difficult seasons of my life, God used my struggle to draw me to His heart and propel me towards my purpose.

Today, if you are feeling heavy, weighed down, defeated or overwhelmed, I encourage you to SUBSCRIBE and receive your FREE download of the first five devotions from my upcoming book 40 Days Lighter: A Devotional Journey for Women Determined to Live Free!

You will find encouragement to get you through your week, and inspiration to begin your journey to living lighter!

~ Andrea ~

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BIG Beautiful Birthday News!

happy birthday

Today is my birthday and I couldn’t be more excited to share some amazing news with all of you, my phenomenal family, friends, readers and supporters!

Earlier this year, I embarked on an ongoing journey to a healthier life – spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically. I have spent countless hours reading, reflecting, praying, journaling, and pondering what do with the gems I discovered along my path to living lighter.

I am thrilled to announce that I have written my first book – 40 Days Lighter: A Devotional Journey for Women Determined to Live Free! This 40-day devotional, born out of my own 40 day blogging journey, is designed to lead the reader through a reflective process, encouraging each of us to drop the unnecessary weight and baggage that can hinder our steps towards purpose.

And it gets better! While the book has not yet been released, I wanted to give my followers a gift on my birthday.

Join the StepIn2Purpose mailing list, and you will receive a FREE download of the first 5 days of my new devotional, in the opening section entitled “BREATHING ROOM”.

The first of eight parts in this 40-day journey will lead you through insightful and deeply personal contemplation, coupled with scriptural application, to help you make space for your spirit to breathe again!

Join me on this incredible journey, and stay tuned for more information as the book release date approaches!