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Lauren’s Bi-Weekly News 18 January – 4 March 2019 Hello Friend, So nice to see you here! This summer in Cape Town has been crazy hot, which makes for long days working in the humid heat. So what have I been up to? I was recently interviewed about my story on She Brigade, a great website for female influence-rs and entrepreneurs (I’ve put the story interview up on the My Story Page). My husband and I have just finalised the details of a 4 – day Passover preaching teaching camp we are leading. I am training hard for my provincial dance competition in less than 2 weeks time. People always ask me about dancing when I happen to mention it because it’s pretty much a hobby, so I don’t make too much of a big deal about it. But dancing is such a testimony to me, as I severed my ACL ligament a few years back and did not rehabilitate properly, after captaining a netball team for years. So dancing is a wonderful hobby, and just being able to get stronger as I dance is a huge blessing as my 1st year (2017) of dancing was marred by intense injury and I had to take 6 months off and work twice a week with my biokineticist. If you are in Cape Town, I’ll be talking about my new book Shelamzion on Radio 729AM with the editor of Leef Christine Ferreira at 10am this Tuesday morning. In March, my teaching series on “being a woman” continues on Cape Radio Pulpit at 13:15 in the afternoon, every second week I discuss deep truths about lesser – known warrior women of the Bible from their perspective. And I am super excited to be a guest at the Pop Up American Corner in Cape Town to celebrate international women’s day on March  8. They will be airing Ted talks that highlight the significance of Women in the quest for global human rights, my talk will be aired and I will be a guest on the panel. Super excited. God is good! And I just want to keep on lending my voice to others until they find theirs. Much love and You can still grab a copy of my latest book on the website… Until next time thank you for being here… Lauren *

What I'm About

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.”

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!

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.

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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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Phenomenal African Woman Interview

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She Leads Africa

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WordMothers Interview

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New Historical Fiction Book -By Lauren Jacobs

Shelamzion dreams of living for a cause. As a Maccabean descendant, her family had defeated the Greeks occupying Judea and had restored the nations independence. But her uncle the king rules with greed and selfish ambition, isolating her family from the people. An arranged marriage to her cousin shatters her dreams of purpose and her longing to marry Yaakov her tutor. Shelamzion watches her husband the newly crowned king, continue his fathers reign of tyranny. Lines are drawn, civil war spills blood on to Jerusalem’s street and Shelamzion is faced with personal loss and the desire to rise up and protect her people. But Yahweh has never chosen a queen to rule over Israel before, so will he do it this time?

Grab a copy of my new book, Shelamzion Queen of Israel, Published by Naledi Books.

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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.