"Life Beyond the Picket Fence"

Life, Faith, and Parenting Beyond the Storybook Image

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Brenda blogs weekly on life, faith, and parenting beyond the storybook image. She also writes for 10 to 20 Parenting, Choose Now Ministries, and Whatever Girls. Join her and the not-so-perfect community by subscribing at Life Beyond the Picket Fence blog or reading

The Blog

Meet Brenda

Brenda loves people, God’s Word, and her Savior. Her passion is communicating hope, truth, and encouragement when life doesn’t fit the storybook image. She’s a national speaker, author, counselor, parenting coach, teacher, wife, and mom. Join her on the picket fence journey.

Meet Brenda



Brenda speaks throughout the country on life, faith, and parenting. Weather it’s a keynote, retreat, conference seminar, professional development, or a MOPS group, she tailors material for the needs of the group. Learn more about her topics. 


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Is Jesus Enough?

“And my God will meet all of your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ...

When You’re THAT Loser Mom

“Brenda, are you picking the kids up?” my friend called me on the phone. I forgot I had...

Your Great Reward in Times of Waiting

Do not be afraid. I am your shield, your very great reward. Genesis 15:1 God promised He...

Presidential Leadership Begins at Home

“As the leader goes, so goes the nation”– a familiar saying I was reminded of...

5 Truths for Discouragement

There’s pain in my chest tonight. I first called it stress. Then I called it hurt....

Special Words to Working Moms

A woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Proverbs 31:30b I’m often asked, “How do...

10 Lessons Learned From Live TV

I had the privilege of interviewing on The Harvest Show about my book, Balance, Busyness...


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