Author Lauren Brandenburg shares her journey from bankruptcy to learning to serve with Resilience Expert Elizabeth Van Tassel.

From Bankrupt To A Servant Lifestyle

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I met Author Lauren Brandenburg at an ACFW conference years ago and she’s graciously offered to share her story of how they went bankrupt as part of the Let Resilience Arise Series. Her hope is to encourage us all to look less at stuff and more at the things that matter—and find hope wherever we […]

Some amazing things are in the works - lots of authors with stories of resilience and guest blog posts, come and enjoy!

Guest Blog Posts and Amazing April Plans

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Announcements! We have an amazing array of authors covering historical, young adult, middle grade, fantasy, nonfiction, and more all participating in the #LetResilienceArise series starting next month. Get ready for some amazing moments with authors you love! April will feature Middle Grade and Young Adult Author and Lauren Brandenburg, Actress Amanda McDonough, and Author Loretta […]

Woman on a hill looking thoughtful with Resilience Expert Elizabeth Van Tassel

A friend hurts…Don’t stand by idly waiting to help

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Recently people keep asking me for advice about how to help others in need. You see, I’ve walked through very dark seasons of life with losing all our possessions, surviving wildfires, dealing with death or sickness, chronic pain issues, financial challenges, and more. You name it. We’ve seen it. Surprisingly, one of the hardest lessons […]

Desert flowers from Anza Borego Springs with Resilience Expert Elizabeth Van Tassel

Insights From The California Desert Super Bloom

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Searching for the super blooms sounded like a great adventure, and we settled in for a long, scenic drive ready to see the transformation we’d heard so much about in the California desert. As we approached Anza Borrego Springs, the mountainous terrain changed to rocky high hills dotted with cactus and rams romping on the […]

The Capitol Building in Sacramento, CA, where many new laws and regulations are put in place and much of California history has come to life.

Staying Resilient In Exhausting Moments

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  Inspirations from the early pioneers It can be exhausting. Moving, major life changes, losses, even new opportunities can really deplete the reserves we have, putting our core beliefs and sense of well being to the test. Key questions arise: Can we do it? Is everything about stuff or about our quality of life? Are […]

Let Resilience Arise!

Let Resilience Arise Guest Blog Posts Series

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Thorn & Vine Guest Blog Posts Thorn & Vine blog encourages teens, tweens, and adults in life. Designed for those who’ve encountered a serious bump in the road, the blog posts are on two separate pages and tailored for each audience. In the Let Resilience Arise series (#letresiliencearise), guest blog posts will feature authors and […]

So many great tools and treasures are on the way for Thorn & Vine readers!

Tools and Treasures For A Great New Year

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Thorn & Vine blog features three key areas to ramp-up your new year dreams and reenergize your family during this first quarter of 2017. Life 101 has tips for living well and intentionally with your choices and planning. Life Stories dives deep with books and inspiring stories of resilience. And in A Beautiful Life, you’ll […]