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Lauren’s Monthly Update – August 2020 Greetings and Blessings I cannot believe it is August already! I know most of us say that every year but this year, the sentiment has felt particularly relevant. August is a great month, one of my favourites. Winter has settled in and the cold air, snow on the mountains and the wet Cape Town weather calls for hibernation and a slower rhythm. I’ve always loved the sense of rest winter can bring but it’s also my wedding anniversary, women’s day and women’s month. Which is the theme for this month. Starting next week, I have some great virtual talks coming up. I will be speaking about Gender – based Violence with the Rotary Club next week (28 July). On the 5th of August, the awesome organization SA Women Fight Back, will be celebrating their 1 year anniversary with a virtual meet up and talks. After that on the 10th of August I will be speaking at the Mom Mingle virtual conference for women. I have some great podcasts coming out mid to end August, I am sharing about Biblical Feminism, my book Shelamzion with a Charlotte Based book podcast and my new book Bold Bible Girls (releasing in November), will be featured on the Creative and Kin Podcast towards the end of the month. I spoke about my new upcoming illustrated children’s book in my latest newsletter, but if you are not signed up – my new book releases in November. More will come out about it as we get closer to the release date. Don’t forget to join me on my radio show every Thursday at 6pm on Radio Cape Pulpit (you can live stream!). For the month of August, I will be talking about topics important to women, and for our pre-women’s day celebration on August the 6th I will be joined by two amazing struggle stalwarts whose lives speak to ours today. Cannot wait for you all to hear their stories. Until next time may you be extremely blessed and stay safe! Blessings 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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The Power of vashti

It was an opulent world, the one she lived in. Defined as the best home in the land, it was also the most dangerous. A place of law and everything in its place, including her. Vashti the queen was...

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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

Creative & Kin Interview

In this episode, Barbara and I discuss the magic and hardship of writing a first book, overcoming self doubt, celebrating your own successes as well as those of others and the fact that there is enough sun for all of us.

She Leads Africa

Forget perfection, embrace what you have to give

What's Her Name Interview

What’s Her Name History podcast is dedicated to telling the lesser known stories of Women from History.

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.