Thrive! – An Interactive Journey to Inspire Spiritual Growth
Thrive! is an interactive journal for individuals who desire their lives to fully express their God-given uniqueness. So much of life in our culture is focused on externals: how we look, what we wear, what our profession is, what we own, and who we know. Yet 2 Corinthians 4:18 tells us, “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” In the pursuit of the externals, we may neglect our inner life which is unseen. How can we begin to develop our inner life and invest in what is eternal? Thrive! is a book for the individual seeking to uncover and nurture the most intimate core of their being…
About Linda Freeman (Miami, Florida Author)
Linda Pulley Freeman combines her specialized training in environmental and chemical engineering with her deep ministerial commitment as she serves mission fields at home and abroad. She is the Executive Director of the Peacemaker Family Center (PFC) at Trinity Church in Miami Gardens, Florida, which has been awarded over $40 million in federal, state, and local social service funding since she began in 1999.
The PFC funding levels are an accomplishment, but the dollar amounts only tell a very limited part of Linda’s story in her time at PFC. She is the co-developer of Children of Inmates, Inc., a program featured in Time Magazine and the New York Times, which seeks to restore and rebuild the bonds between children with their incarcerated parents. She oversees the Plan Be__ program, providing teen pregnancy prevention education to at risk youth in Miami-Dade County, Florida. She created KidPower Organics, an organic body treatment line incorporating goat milk. She served the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University as the Community Fellow in its Healthy Policy Analysis Academy; serves on the board of MAP International, an agency that provides medical supplies throughout the world; and also serves on the board of His House Children’s Home. Most recently, Linda created the GENERATION2050 Summer Youth Enrichment Program, a Children’s Trust-funded summer program for under-resourced and under-served youth.
Internationally, Linda has participated as a team member or team leader on thirty-five humanitarian aid projects in sixteen countries. Six of these projects have taken place in Cambodia, serving Teen Challenge and Cambodian Care Ministries. The Cambodian villages served by Linda and her team have built a bio-gas generator, toilet facilities, and a school; implemented hand washing programs; established medical treatment protocols; and created a goat bank. In addition, Linda’s team provided 300+ pairs of “The Shoe that Grows” to Cambodian children who previously did not have adequate footwear and were therefore more susceptible to disease.
Linda has been married to her husband, David, for 33 years. They enjoy life in South Florida with their family.