Lindsey D. Osborne

Biography

Marking moments and capturing memories, celebrating, laughing, growing, and going outside...these are a few of my favorite things.

Being a writer, a wife, a Young Life trainer, a Crossfit coach, and a woefully-in-need-of grace, Mom and teacher, fills up my days. Ideas, memories, song lyrics, to do’s, and prayers fill up my mind.

Words, written or typed, capture what my busy brain cannot.

There is a chalkboard that hangs in our kitchen to send and receive messages that shape our family. For October, it was a Kansas City Royals World Series montage with a gold crown, a bright blue “KC”, and baseballs. Erasing it after the loss was torture and therapeutic at the same time. We transitioned to our “We are thank-FULL board...” and mixed in some spelling words.

Writing words makes what is in my head a little more real and tells a story that marks a moment.

With blogs, baby-books, Christmas letters, undergrad history papers, and seminary theological summations, I have written pages upon pages. I have a clear writing voice but brevity often escapes me.

After growing up in Colorado, I moved to Missouri (where?!), to attend William Jewell College. There I met great girl friends and a dark haired freshman guy named Drew who was in my accounting class. Drew and I did so much homework together that semester we couldn’t help but fall in love. We dated for 18 months in college before taking a year long break to pursue a more mature relationship with Jesus individually.Only after I moved an hour away for my first job did Drew and I decide we were the ones for each other forever.

I moved to a small town in Missouri to work full time for Young Life, a non denominational Christian ministry for high school kids. I was changed as I tried to change the lives of students. I became quickly convinced God did not come to make bad people into good people, but to take dead people and make them truly alive.

Young Life tells adolescents they are treasured, known, beloved, and okay. I get to work training full time staff people as they begin the important work of organizing a community around sharing the important message of Jesus’ great love. What I teach is missional and theological; I can’t help but be continually changed by what I study and share.

The past three years have transformed my life physically through Crossfit. Reaching a level of fitness that makes me believe I can do heavy and hard things, has changed my shape and psyche. I enjoy helping to train and coach others towards their own success.

Nothing is more of a workout than chasing and enjoying my energetic children. God gave me my kids and they are a gift- reminders of how much God loves me, and visible evidence of how simple faith can be. Eli, our eldest son, Andi, our only daughter, and Oakley, our last but not least, are our tri-fold blessing.

I cannot imagine how God will continue to lead me...I’m amazed and humbled by where I’ve been. Thanks for reading and taking the words I write inside your head and heart.

Peace,
Lindsey

Where to find Lindsey D. Osborne online


Where to buy in print


Books

5 Stages of Identity: Success Reclaimed
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 17,360. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success
5 Stages of Identity: Success Reclaimed redefines success through the exploration of Jesus’ every day life. Jesus modeled valuable lessons for us in each stage of identity. When we apply Jesus’ practical lessons to our lives, we discover ourselves reaching for a success which ultimately satisfies the longings of our hearts." Are you ready?
Spun Out on Shame? Reclaim Your Sanity
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 14,130. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success
We all long for freedom and yet so often the pain and guilt and shame of our past imprisons us and gets in the way of truly experiencing the kind of freedom and the kind of abundant, joyful life that Jesus offers to us. Green Embraces: Identity Reclaimed offers a concise, succinct, powerful window into what it means for us to deny the lies of our past and to embrace the truth of who we really are.
Green Embraces: Identity Reclaimed
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 15,950. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Personal Growth, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / General
People of all ages in our world today are struggling to find peace and so often the root issue is not knowing who they truly are and whose they are. Discover a concise, succinct, powerful window into what it means to deny the lies of our past and embrace the truth. If embraced, these words have the power to bring true freedom that only comes when we see that we are a beloved child of the King!

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