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Lauren’s Weekly News 28 January – 10 FebruaryDid you survive this first month of year? It’s a long month, and many have felt the weight of starting a fresh weighing a tiny bit heavy on their shoulders. There is so much hope and joy in new beginnings, kind of like how Monday is the day of the week when everyone vows to start dieting. But truth be told friends, January is over and everyday is a great new day to get up and start again. God’s mercies and miracles happen any day of the week and so can you. So, what’s been on your heart to do this year? Don’t wait or worry, big destinies are formed through small , obedient steps one at a time. Go for it! That’s my pep talk, but in small talk, I was recently interviewed in Glans magazine about women in ministry. Female leadership is strong on my heart this year and it was great that a magazine actually wanted to talk about this. We are seeing a global rising up of women, and our stories. Our experiences and our realities are forging in us destiny that we otherwise would not have seen had we overlooked our own stories and ignored them. In facing our stories and bringing them  to the world, we are indeed acknowledging our presence on the earth, our powerful presence and other people will have to take notice of that. In faith communities, the water is heating up and some don’t like it, but I keep saying it, it’s a wonderful time to be alive. Let’s keep going forward and writing our stories together! Shalom in abundance, until next time.

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Speaking Out

I’m outspoken and passionate about the burdens Yeshua has woven in my heart, and I want to always use my voice for hope, truth and change in this generation. This calling is to “go to where the silence is and say something.”

Writer

The pen is a weapon, it has the power to overcome, to heal, to wage war and reveal truth. It’s a weapon of warfare, and we have to wield it well. At the cornerstone of my purpose is a calling to write, it burns inside of me.

Gender Justice

What if we lived in a world where women and men co – ruled and co – reigned, it’s a dream that was reality, right there in the beginning. My eyes have seen many things, and my heart has become connected with the calling for gender equality. I’m an egalitarian, that’s who I am!

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Lauren's Writing Portfolio

Lauren has been a freelance journalist and writer since 2011. Her writing focuses on story-telling, profiling extraordinary people, sharing truth, poetry and magical stories. This section features some of her latest contributions and past writing work. Take a look and we hope one of these articles will be a blessing to you! Lauren is a professional member of PenSa, and is a monthly contributor to Off the Page Magazine and Spice4Life.

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Featured Interviews

Phenomenal African Woman Interview

There is power in a pen, it creates and can impact change.

She Leads Africa

Forget perfection, embrace what you have to give

WordMothers Interview

WordMothers is dedicated to showcasing women’s work in the literary arts around the world.

Yehudit, Chosen by God-By Lauren Jacobs

As a daughter of Israel, Yehudit has always loved and trusted in Yahweh, the God of her people. But personal tragedy and the threat of a mighty enemy pose challenges to her faith. God is with her and will use her in her weakness to deliver an entire nation from evil. Accompany Yehudit on her journey from being a young girl defeated by tragedy to becoming a mighty warrior. Along the way, you will discover how the same God who strengthened her can heal your own wounds and shape your destiny. (Also available in Afrikaans.)
** Yehudit Chosen by God won the Prestigious Desmond Tutu - Gerrit Brand Prize for a debut Christian book by a promising author in 2017, it's time you grabbed a copy to find out why!**

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Pursuing Yeshua's HeartBeat

Two Hearts, One Heartbeat. His.

Advocating Biblical Equality

Living with the Conviction, Men and Women are Equal in Messiah.

Pursuing Godly Justice

Proverbs 31:8-9

Passionate Story Telling

To Survive one must tell Stories – Umberto Eco

Engaging in Creativity

Encouraging the pursuit of Creativity.
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