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Brooke is a speaker and author who encourages others to live intentionally and passionately for Jesus Christ. Her bestselling book, “Raised by Strangers” tells her true story of kidnapping, rescue and restoration. She courageously uses her past to help others overcome pain, abuse, unforgiveness, eating disorders, fear and negative thinking. Brooke helps women and inspires them to:
Experience Jesus in everyday life with faith and focus
Stop living in torrential fear & anxiety by trusting in God’s promises
Walk by faith and not by Sight
Live confidently in knowing who they are in Christ Jesus
Hold onto hope in the midst of troubles and trials
Break free from the pain of their past with forgiveness
Brooke has been interviewed in magazine articles, blogs and on the radio. Brooke has written for Charisma Magazine and she’s also the author of a 30 day Devotional Book, “Inspiring Faith.” She regularly writes on her blog and has a large social media platform.
Brooke has been married for twenty years, and she has two children. Brooke is a nurse who resides in the Washington, D.C, area; she loves her three dogs, spending time at the beach, walking and drinking coffee. Brooke passionately motivates you into a deeper level of faith while encouraging you to love and accept yourself. One of her favorite bible verses is (Romans 8:28) “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.”
A Word from Brooke When searching deep into my heart, I find my one true desire is to help people. There is a lost and hurting world out there that needs every ounce of love, kindness, encouragement and spark of hope I can give them. I’m not an optimist with unrealistic expectations asking for world peace; I’m an optimist possessing daily choices and opportunities with abilities to add hope into other people’s lives. I’m keenly aware that I’m unable to do this alone or in my own strength. God gives me courage to step out in boldness for His name’s sake; sharing the message of Christ for the purpose of saving souls. I’ve come to realize there’s a deeper purpose to life; and it’s certainly not about me.
Never Give up
We can’t allow discouragement, fear or doubt deny us; keeping us from the blessings and promises of God. We are the children of an all powerful, all knowing God. His resources are unlimited. It’s time to think outside the box and stop limiting God. We limit his ability to do the supernatural in our lives; by our lack of faith in him. There’s a better way we can look at the hope of our future; it’s God’s way. Learn to never give up; but to place your hope, trust and faith in God alone! Perseverance and faith are key to becoming successful at the goals God places in our hearts! Embrace Life with Passion
Learn to enjoy life regardless of your circumstances, regardless of how you feel and regardless of what others think or say about you. We can’t wait until we retire to be happy, until all the kids are out of the house, or until we lose those last ten pounds. Find out where real happiness comes from and how to find it in the midst of your every day. Consider this; what if happiness was a choice? The truth about happiness will create contentment and unspeakable joy!
Claim your Identity
Many women are living in a whirl-wind of chaos trying to keep up with perfectionism and over- achievement. An “all-or-nothing” mindset, motivates us to take on more than we can handle. As a perfectionist, Brooke confesses she isn’t at all perfect! She uses real life experiences to teach her audience that we can’t meet all the expectations we place on ourselves, and live up to the standards of the world; while living in the freely given grace and mercy of God. She teaches us the necessity of being patient with ourselves, trusting God and learning who we are in Christ to keep us grounded in our faith and create necessary balance. Learning who you are in Christ will set you free from yourself and others!
Born to Live
There is something inside us battling for position, fame, attention and a place in this world. We want to be needed, respected, loved and appreciated. We crave belonging to someone or even a community who accepts us. In this teaching you will gain courage to face the fear of rejection head on and understand your purpose in life. You will discover how chasing after success, money, good looks and things with no eternal value will leave you empty and onto a road of self-destruction. Learn to live life to the fullest, walking in love and depending on Jesus to meet all your needs.
Learn your Super Power
If you don't step out of the boat, you will never walk on water. If you don't follow your heart and do what God wants, you may never live in the full calling God has on your life. Fear has held most of us hostage too long. It’s time to say, “good-bye fear and hello faith!” Learn to cast down wrong thinking and take every thought captive. The enemy comes to kill steel and destroy. God has sent Jesus Christ so you can have life and have it in abundance! The opposite of fear is faith. Our lives are too precious and our calling too high to ever settle for less than what God has for us. Today is the day to move forward in faith and freedom!
Find Hope and Healing for Eating Disorders
After twenty-six years of battling eating disorders, Brooke was as on the verge of giving up on help and hope. In a deep, dark, and extremely painful place, she hit rock bottom and wanted to die. While crying out to Jesus, he gave her insight and revelation she wants to share with you. This isn’t an instant fix and there’s no magic wand. Healing is about digging up the roots of the problem and facing the challenges and truth in front of us. But if we want to get well, we can. The problem with eating disorders is this; most of us know we have a problem. But we don’t know why or how to fix it. Allow Brooke to speak truth, the Word of God, healing and hope into your lives! Brooke decided to change her position in life from kneeling over the toilet, to kneeling in prayer. – and this; This is where the journey of healing begins.