“Brenda is right about discovering our worth in this disposable world. When you know your worth you will live accordingly. Everyone around you will benefit. So don’t put this book down until you’re transformed by the truth printed on these pages. Allow Brenda’s stories and those of her grandmother’s to penetrate your soul.  Because guess what? WE are the butter tubs! (Perhaps this is why my mom has saved every single one she has ever used. I’ll have to tell her I’m sorry for making fun of her the past 40 years.) And it is never too late to be who you were meant to be...I’m living proof of that.”
— Melissa Radke, author of Eat Cake. Be Brave.

“Powerful. Inspiring. Personal. Vulnerable. I began reading Save the Butter Tubs on a recent flight, and I was so captivated by each page that I did not want the flight to end. Brenda has the unique ability to communicate as a writer and speaker through personal life stories. She helps you focus on your God-given potential rather than the many distracting limitations we face in life.”Alex Velarde, Lead Pastor, LifePoint Fellowship Church, Tyler, Texas
— Alex Velarde, Lead Pastor, LifePoint Fellowship Church, Tyler, Texas

We are busier than we've ever been, but we're left discouraged, distracted, and defeated.

  • Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S.

  • Obesity is common, serious, and costly and affected about 93.3 million of U.S. adults in 2015-2016.

  • Stress: According to the American Psychological Association, adults are more likely to find family responsibilities stressful than they have in the past.

  • Burnout prevention programs are being instated in corporations.

  • Depression is a common mental disorder. Globally, more than 300 million people of all ages suffer from depression, according to the World Health Organization.

  • Clutter isn't just in our hearts and minds, it is spilling out of our overstuffed homes into 2.3 billion square feet of storage units across America. Storage is a $38 billion dollar industry!

We long to be fulfilled, focused, and fearless! You will learn to live in reverse—with the end in mind—leaving a legacy that makes a difference.

  • Realize how you are being influenced by your environment

  • Learn to live in reverse to leave a message and not a mess

  • Have tools that keep you focused

  • Accept the impact your lack of focus has on their influence

  • Clarify your opportunities for impact and influence

  • Understand how your start can make for an amazing finish

  • Discover your own potential and be able to identify it in others

  • Identify the lies keeping you from fulfillment

  • Reveal what self-destructive habits are holding you back

Don't allow your circumstances to snuff out your torch! You were made for more than this.

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About the Author

Usually, this spot is reserved for telling you, in third person, how great I am. Well, I don’t like boring author bios, so I thought I’d just write from my heart.

My name is Brenda, and I’m a cry baby. I mean, if you spend enough time around me, you will probably see me cry. Seeing others cry makes me cry. Tears of joy or sadness, they flow just the same. I’m a romantic sap. I love LOVE!


I spent many years not feeling loved and wondering about my own worth. Now I help others discover their worth. Through my transparency, I help individuals move along their faith journey. It is a journey!

I’ve been sharing transformative messages since 2006. Through my writing, coaching, and speaking, I seek to serve the defeated, discouraged, and distracted. I want you to live a life worthy of your calling. I value life experience, relationships, creativity, and continual learning.

I love to do the unexpected. I’ve completed four half marathons and a sprint triathlon just to prove I could. I currently serve our community as the Director of LifeGroups and Social Media Content at our church.

My hubs (as I so lovingly refer to him on social media), Darren, and I are both military veterans. We love hiking and chasing waterfalls. We live in Texas with our beautifully blended family: daughter Brittany, her husband Jake, and my adorable grandson Hayes; son James and daughter Beth (please wait about five more years to get married); and our loyal Jack Russell, Maggie.

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