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About RJ Thesman
As a Certified Life Coach with a focus in Communications, RJ Thesman loves to help other writers birth their words. She excels at brainstorming, developing a writing plan, accountability and helping her clients reach their goals. Thesman also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. She is an editor and an author with 18 books and 800+ published articles. Her work has appeared in 14 anthologies.
One coaching client, Amy Bovaird, expresses her experience with Thesman’s coaching: “I always feel full of possibilities after I coach with RJ Thesman.”
Thesman is a professional member of the National Association of Professional Women, the Kansas Authors Club, the Heart of America Christian Writer’s Network, the Fellowship of Christian Writers, the Biblical Coaching Alliance and the American Association of Christian Counselors.
Thesman enjoys teaching workshops, speaking at various venues, reading, gardening and cooking – especially anything with blueberries.
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Suddenly, we feel much older and a bit rejected. We did not plan to be so old. Now what do we do?
If we have defined our life by a faith walk, then we continue to do what has always worked before. We fasten our hope to the One and Only unchangeable force that has kept us going all these decades. We continue to trust in our loving God, and we learn a new set of skills to persevere during our senior years.
Day by Day: Hope for Senior Wisdom contains encouragement and hope for senior adults, for those who want to increase in wisdom and live out their final act with intentional purpose.
Uploading Faith: What It Means to Believe presents brief descriptions of faith facts such as God, Church, and Prayer. But it also engages in discussions about deeper topics such as: When Life Turns Sour and why some Christians aren’t Genuine. It encourages your questions and answers you from the realistic viewpoint that living a life of faith is indeed possible.
This book is your opportunity to consider some of the topics related to belief. With a personal invitation to explore these basic subjects, each chapter feels authentic and practical. Best-selling author, RJ Thesman joins with her son, CM, to offer honest and simple explanations about faith topics.
Join in the adventure of Uploading Faith: What It Means to Believe. Then discover how much God cares about you and invites you to accept his forever love.
The historical and scriptural evidence is clear about other characters such as Elizabeth and Anna. But we can assume other women also figured into the narrative.
What about Mary’s mother who was impacted by her daughter’s pregnancy? Or the innkeeper’s wife who would have factored into the story. Consider Rahab, whose genealogy led to the royal bloodline. These secondary characters played important roles in the Christmas drama. These women of Christmas deserve our attention and our appreciation.
Step into the narrative of this adventure. The stories these women tell may help you look at the Christmas season with fresh eyes. Then consider your own role in one of the most beautiful stories of all time.
Abigail wonders if she should commit a crime. Nothing terrible. Just enough to get her locked up. Far away from her destructive marriage.
She doesn’t want to admit it’s domestic abuse, but all the signs indicate she’s a victim. Because her scars are invisible, no one can see the damage inside. No one will believe her. Nine years of marriage to a church leader and a successful businessman. A good man. Then why is she so afraid?
Abigail and her friend, Cassie, attend a class that teaches women how to guard their hearts. With the encouragement of these women, Abigail moves closer to becoming who God created her to be.
As Abigail grows into more of her authentic self, she wonders if the marriage will last. What will the church people say if she separates from her husband? How will she live?
Can Abigail find the courage to confront her husband and if she does, what will happen to her future?
As life unravels into a battle between what is right versus what feels acceptable, Abigail struggles to make a decision. But will her new life guarantee the security she needs?
As an inspirational book, The Invisible Women of Genesis includes both nonfiction and fiction. Thesman includes a chapter about the Women of Today who remain invisible: the single moms, the women who are denied human rights and education, those women with spiritual and inspirational gifts who still have not shattered the glass ceilings of churches, the she-ro who does all the grunt work while her boss takes the credit, the women who hide their souls during the rape, purposefully making themselves invisible.
Through these inspirational stories, Thesman dares to ask why these women were kept invisible in scripture, why the patriarchal systems continue to cover up the gifts of women and how we might look at the biblical text in a more diverse way.
Thesman dedicates her book "to all the women, past, present and future, who feel invisible." These are the spiritual hidden figures.
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But how can you do it right and what are the best practices to employ? Write and Share Your Story presents proven techniques, best types of hooks to use and how to write a query that intrigues editors.
Take a step closer to publication by following the action steps in Write and Share Your Story. Then submit your personal experience article to an editor who is waiting to hear from you.
When Pastor Tanner has a meltdown, he is forced to take a sabbatical.
He believes the tragedy in his youth group is his fault. He cannot work through the guilt or even pray.
While on sabbatical, he works on his issues with a therapist and spends plenty of down time with his cat, Phib, short for Mephibosheth.
One morning, Tanner meets a waitress who is working through her own challenges. Together, these two hurting people begin to lean on each other.
Tanner longs to return to ministry, but first he has to face an angry elder at church and the grieving parents of the student he lost.
How can we find hope when tragedy strikes and chaos erupts? When our emotions feel raw, and we cannot imagine ever feeling normal again?
By following three simple action steps, we can move past the negativity and feel more optimistic about tomorrow's sunrise. We can find hope when life unravels.
The answer lies in a simple song written by an ancient king whose life regularly unraveled.
Who were these brave, amazing women? Several are listed in scripture. Many are lauded historically as legends have grown through the years. But many of the women of Passion Week have been ignored, disappearing behind the cultural norms that sidelined them. We must bring them to the top of the list as important characters in the story.
Several women were present during that tragic week, a tiny blip mentioned, yet they played a major role. What of Pilate's wife and her life-changing dream? What if her husband had listened to her please? What about women who traveled with Jesus, became part of his discipled band? How might they have been impacted by the events of Passion Week?
Step into the narratives of these women and imagine how they might have dealt with the death of their leader, then rejoiced as he returned to them -- alive. Return to the horrific events that led to the death of Jesus, but also heralded him as the risen King.
Then underscore your own role during the Lenten season as a woman who worships the King of kings.