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Speaker | Writer | Author
www.FruitOfMySpirit.com

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Deanna Nowadnick

Before my father died, he reminded me that Mom had asked me to write a book. At the time the boys were in college, and the notion of writing was unfathomable. Writers write books. By the time my boys were adults, I’d run out of excuses. I was also at that age when I could pause and reflect.

Fruit of My Spirit: Reframing Life in God’s Grace was my first publishing endeavor. My second was Signs in Life: Finding Direction in Our Travels with God. Both are collections of stories that tell of God’s love and faithfulness. Both tell of His remarkable grace and mercy.

When not writing, I serve as the Client Service Coordinator for The Planner’s Edge, an investment advisory firm in Washington state. I’m active in my church, serving on the Leadership Team and gathering with a wonderful group of ladies to study and giggle over lattes and chocolate. On my desk is a rock with the words “Choose Joy!” etched in it. It’s my inspiration for each day. As an author, it is my hope that my own words might share that joy we find together as children of God.

With Him, it can be so.

The Purple Couch with Karen and Danielle

The Purple Couch with Karen and Danielle

Real Women~Real Stuff~Real Life Real-life is not Pinterest perfect. Real-life is not a perfectly cropped Instagram post. Real-life gets messy, takes unexpected turns where stuff happens. Let's get together and have real conversations about the real stuff on the Purple...

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