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The two most important days of your life are the day you are born again, and the day you discover why.
BrushFires gives you the why. This workbook explains the Father's heart for you, personally, and provides the tools to help you navigate what to do when you discover just how intentionally you were created.
You were born for a specific purpose only you can fulfill. Learn what that is here.

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What if we didn't have to be a victim of our circumstances, no matter how terrible they might be? What if true victory was possible today, and not just in theory? Could victory be for this life and not just in heaven?
In a deeply personal journey, Samantha investigates these questions and more as she applies God-given science, psychology, and scripture to her own life. It is possible to be victorious no matter your past.
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A Real Life Blog for Christian Women

June 19, 2020

Nearly ten months ago God invited me into an adventure: Don't return to secular work. Step into full-time ministry.

At the time, I had just returned from a mission trip to Germany, I'd published my first non-fiction Christian living book, Victim to Victorious: A Journey...

December 18, 2019

I received one of those invitations from God that rattled me. The kind that made me shake my head - certainly God wouldn't ask THAT of me... would he? I turned my question vertical. With the gentleness of a Father and the subtlety of a freight train, he reminded me of...

September 16, 2019

Today I had my first book signing for my latest book, Victim to Victorious: A Journey of Overcoming. It is by far the most vulnerable book I've ever written, and it was the most difficult to write. I think if you turn the pages you'll find bits and pieces of my actual...

August 25, 2019

It was nothing more than a small train car, a steel box with a window on one end and a door on the other. They were stacked like children's blocks, painted to look less like a prison. Yet as I climbed those steel stairs to the third level, led by a young man with scars...

May 21, 2019

What's stopping you from checking off that bucket list item? What prevents you from pursuing the dream that's been nagging at you for decades? Or perhaps has been quietly laying dormant, dying like an ember in a campfire.

No one ever points the moment when you're no lon...

March 19, 2019

Ever faced that pivotal decision when you know what God wants you to do, you know what scripture says you should do, and yet you hesitate because you aren't sure God will be faithful to take care of you if you're obedient?

Recently I faced this. I was reminded of this p...

March 1, 2019

Last night I spent a lot of time thinking about Paul - arguably the greatest apostle of all time. He went from being a murderer of Christians to being one of the most zealous Christ-followers that ever lived. Before his ministry began, Jesus said to his disciple Anania...

February 22, 2019

Thank you Father for your Word. For sending your Son to teach us your ways. Thank you Lord that I can rest in being poor in Spirit, for the poor in Spirit have obtained the Kingdom of heaven. Help me to know, beyond what my intellect can grasp, how to walk in this humi...

February 8, 2019

A valley full of bones. I had a vision once of standing in such a valley. Shades of gray coated the sky and the ground. The earth was cracked, barren, hardly a rock touched the clay-like soil, and yet bones were strewn across the valley floor like discarded candy wrapp...

February 1, 2019

David may have been a man after God’s own heart, but he was a man who has an uncanny ability to give words to mine. Whether he’s shouting of God’s greatness (Psalm 35), or reassuring himself of God’s compassion (Psalm 34), David continues to remind me it’s okay to expr...

January 25, 2019

Above my desk at work, right above my computer hangs a large cork board. I have pictures and quotes tacked to it, a calendar and a few bits of encouragement from co-workers. Right in the middle of it is five words I tore out of a National Geographic magazine. I look at...

January 18, 2019

This year I thought I'd add some content that would not only provide perspective, but would provide a practical tool for you to use in your walk with Jesus. After walking with Jesus for three years and seeing thousands of miracles, hearing thousands of teachings that r...

January 11, 2019

I love going into God's creation to pray. Somehow being in places relatively untouched by human hands to meet my Creator makes it easier to hear him. It feels a bit like walking into a carpenter's wood shop, or a potters wheelhouse. It's a mess, perfectly in process. W...

January 4, 2019

It's hard not to compare. When we compare, we judge. Either ourselves or those we're comparing ourselves to. We do it all the time, and yet when we compare we miss out on what God wants to do in us and through us alone.

My journey is not yours. Yours isn't mine. There a...

December 28, 2018

I don’t make New Year resolutions. I even struggle with making New Year goals. For the last five years every goal has been meticulously planned, giving more and more room for “surprises” without compromising the end goal, only to have them fall flat each time. Grad sch...

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Dear friend,
My goal is to show you the love of Jesus Christ for you, personally. This is a real life Christian blog aimed to help you grow your relationship with Jesus and others. Whether through my blog, my books, or our personal correspondence, I look forward to sharing with you who Jesus is and who you are in Him. It doesn't matter what your past looks like, because He transforms your today into a whole new now.
I'm so blessed to be able to share my story with you, and to walk out this journey of faith and relationship with you. It's my pleasure, and my joy, to serve you, so please don't hesitate to reach out and say hello!

God Bless, Samantha

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