Anne Farnum

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Pack Your Baggage, Honey, We’re Moving to Paris!

What Women Need to Know About Living a Life Free of Emotional Baggage

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1

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Everyone has baggage! We all have something that keeps us from living fully for the Lord, but Christ wants us to give our baggage to Him so we can follow Him freely. In this plan, author Anne Farnum shares healing truths of Scripture and methods to help others find freedom from their baggage. You will be inspired and refreshed as you learn how to no longer carry your baggage.

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Hi! I am delighted that you are visiting today and I hope you are looking forward to picking up a copy of my new book, Pack Your Baggage, Honey, We’re Moving to Paris! It has been a long time coming: a lot like birthing a baby. You can order your book today. Click on my picture to read more about me


From Bible-teaching sessions addressed to hundreds of women, to practical equipping breakouts, to small gatherings of your church Bible study- I love to teach!

I recently made this video- with the help of my talented daughter, Rebekah. It was used for a Facebook event sponsored by my publisher. If you have some time and want to know more about my publishing journey, grab a cup of tea and take a listen.

You and I will never have time to serve God fully and fulfill His desires for our lives if we are spending valuable time distracted by lugging around all our baggage.

Anne Farnum


  • Cheerful Courage
    Have you ever prayed about something just knowing God would answer this particular prayer powerfully? You come away with a complete assurance that the Father was happily nodding in agreement all the time you were praying. That the request was a done deal, the moment you asked?
  • A Holy Whisper
    The words resonated with me immediately and intensely. I don’t know how you are feeling right now, but I have been overcome and overwhelmed at times with all the noise from this crazy world we are living in. Pandemics, masks, protests, riots, anarchy, elections, school openings or closings, murders, gloves, vaccines, crime rates…I can go on and on. I know you could add some to my list. And all this stuff is occurring outside my home, in the world around me. Inside my home, I have been working on a book, preparing for a Facebook Event, thinking about the coming months’ schedule, worrying about a sniffle or a cough, and getting groceries in a way that is anything but normal.
  • John, Jacob, Jingle Heimer Smith
    When I was out of ideas of entertaining things to do, we began to sing and out of the blue, from somewhere deep in the hollows of my mind came the words, “John Jacob Jingle Heimer Smith, his name is my name too…” Those words got the boys’ attention. They especially loved it when I sang it louder and louder. I haven’t thought about that song in years, and yet, those words and tune were there at just the right moment. Isn’t the brain amazing?
  • How Not to Stay Lying in the Dust
    “I lie in the dust, revive me by your words.” Psalm 119:25 It was two in the morning, and Janet had been tossing and turning all night.  She had tried everything to help her sleep, warm milk, a heating pad, and even some melatonin.  Yet here she was still struggling, with morning just around the corner.  This wasContinue reading “How Not to Stay Lying in the Dust”
  • What is your plumb line?
    When we face roadblocks along the path of life, it’s good to stop and realize that our human ingenuity or sheer willpower may not be enough to resolve the problem.  Jill Briscoe I am teaching my final lesson today from my book, Pack Your Baggage, Honey, We’re Moving to Paris! for a 3-week Zoom BibleContinue reading “What is your plumb line?”
  • Don’t Settle for Being a Nettle!
    Isaiah 55:13 says, “Where once there were thorns, cypress trees will grow. Where nettles grew, myrtles will sprout up. These events will bring great honor to the LORD’s name; they will be an everlasting sign of his power and love.” Renewing how I think, is the best part of digging deeply in Scripture. Every timeContinue reading “Don’t Settle for Being a Nettle!”
  • Out-fitted!
    I loved snow skiing as a kid. Having grown up near the Adirondack mountains made skiing an easy and fun “fit” for me. During one winter break from school, my parents splurged on a week of ski lessons for me. I was excited and had the time of my life, discovering more about skiing. During one of my earliest adventures in skiing, I concluded the trip by wrapping myself around a fence at the entrance to the ski lodge. I had figured out how to ski but hadn’t quite perfected stopping yet. And so, you can see why I required those lessons! Part of the entire skiing experience was always getting out-fitted for the adventure. The first 45 minutes or so at the ski slopes were always spent at the rental shop getting fitted for whatever you happened to be missing from your collection of equipment. The “out-fitting” was an essential part of the experience.
  • Goodness and Compassion
    This Psalm was penned by an older man who knew his days were numbered and was overwhelmed with the struggle his country was going through, but he had no personal strength left to make it better.
  • Get OFF the Roof!
    “In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the king’s men and the whole Israelite army. They destroyed the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David remained in Jerusalem.  One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace. From theContinue reading “Get OFF the Roof!”
Our entrance door to our flat in the 6th arrondissement in Paris. Right next to a Starbuck’s and a Monoprix Grocery. Talk about convenient.
That is the Mona Lisa- smaller than you thought?
Monet’s Gardens
My copy finally arrived!

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