Inspirational Speaker

For the past two decades, I have spoken to groups ranging from a dozen to thousands. Whether I am speaking to college graduates, family history buffs, widows, middle school students, or at business gatherings, every presentation is deeply personal and customized to the group. I teach and connect through stories, and encourage my audiences to share their own stories. Whether your objective is to motivate 15,000 graduates or a few dozen law enforcement officers, I will inspire them to get up, move forward, and embrace the lives they have been given

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Devotion Deception Deliverance—Isaac’s Story is based on the true-life experiences of Isaac Steed. I met Isaac at a family history conference where he and his wife sold freeze-dried food at their cute little booth. When he learned I was a writer, he shared a quick overview of his life under the leadership of FLDS prophet Warren Jeffs. In that short fifteen minutes, I knew his story needed to be written and shared. People need to know that these abuses of power still exist in this 25th year of the 21st Century under the guise of religion, in the name of God, and with tax-exempt status from the United States government.

Isaac and I had some great conversations as I interviewed him. But about the time I thought I had a pretty good grasp of his story, he walked me across another minefield. His experiences were complicated, perplexing, and messy. His story is sad, frustrating, and heartbreaking. But his life is filled with faith, hope, and endurance that transcends whatever life throws at him.

I have heard Isaac’s story over and over, and each time we spoke, I learned something new about this remarkable man. I invite you to open the pages of this book and read how absolute devotion to one man laid the groundwork for him to carry out a masterful deception. And then read how courage in seeking deliverance amidst the storm of uncertainty changed another man’s life.

Isaac’s bravery in revealing his story is impossible to describe. It is a gift to know him and call him my friend. And it is my honor to have worked so closely with him.

– Charlene Paul, Author

Purple Jammies is a delightful rhyming book about a mother who watches her baby grow from infancy to motherhood. When her baby girl is grown with children of her own, the mother laments days gone by.

During the whirlwind days of raising children, losing sight of what is most important is easy. Making ends meet, tackling mountains of laundry, attending games, concerts, and plays, keeping up with homework and library books, and a million other details scream for attention. Cradling a crying baby, wrangling a restless toddler, or waiting up for a teenager can feel like the chaos and noise will never end.

But they do. The clock hands unceasingly tick past the minutes, hours, and days we can never get back. Purple Jammies is a reminder to slow down and enjoy all that comes with raising children. Because all too soon, we find ourselves saying, “Turn around, my, how you’ve grown! How the time has quickly flown.”

Purple Jammies is the perfect gift for Mother’s Day or the birth of a new baby.

– Charlene Paul, Author

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