Always We Begin Again

Stepping into the Next, New Moment

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You can start fresh--starting now

No one wants to be sidelined, stuck, shamed, or silenced. But the difficulties of life have a way of putting us in a corner, and we often don't know how to move forward. It's so easy to blame ourselves or our circumstances, to get bogged down in discouragement and toxic thinking. But that's not what we were meant for, and that's not how God wants us to live.

Leeana Tankersley has good news if you're struggling: each new day is an opportunity to begin again. In her warm tone and welcoming style, she offers one hundred short readings to encourage and motivate you to begin again in your relationships with God, your family, your friends, and yourself.

Because there is always a hand reaching toward you, there is always grace available, and there is always a chance to begin again.

Leeana Tankersley is the author of six books, including Breathing Room, Brazen, Begin Again, and Always We Begin Again, and holds English degrees from Liberty University and West Virginia University. Leeana's writing has been featured on the Huffington Post,,, and She is a regular contributor to MOPS International as both a writer and a speaker. Originally from Southern California, Leeana and her three kids now live in Central Virginia. Learn more at

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  1. Leeana Tankersley

    Leeana Tankersley

    Leeana Tankersley is the author of six books, including Breathing Room, Brazen, Begin Again, and Always We Begin Again, and her writing has been featured on many media outlets. She is the managing editor of The MOPS...

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Praise for Begin Again

"Begin Again is a sacred invitation to walk forward in our own lives without shame or regret. Leeana Tankersley's words stir the soul and hold space for anyone who feels stuck, overcome, or undone. I want to give this tender, powerful book to every woman in my life."--Emily P. Freeman, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Simply Tuesday

"Begin Again is easily the most beautiful thing I have read all year. Profound and soulful, it is a book that will change everything you believe about releasing hurt and choosing rest. Charming and generous, Leeana is the type of writer who gives words to the things we have trouble saying out loud, and offers gentle wisdom that is both fresh and deep. A unique mixture of raw honesty and expectant hope, Begin Again leaves you better in every possible way. This is a book you will want to share with your friends and read multiple times."--Mandy Arioto, president and CEO of MOPS International; author of Starry Eyed

"Begin Again is inspirational, but it isn't a self-help book. It is a treasury of grace. With humor and wisdom and a poetic voice, Leeana reminds us we are not required to fix ourselves, and every day offers countless moments in which we can begin again to receive rest and renewal. Leeana filters Scripture, poetry, and ancient wisdom through the lens of the ordinary extraordinary life she and her family live in an old California house scented with jasmine and sheltered by rustling palm trees. Leeana makes room for us in this place and invites us to join her on a journey that begins again and again, yet carries us forward with each new beginning. Now I know that beginning again is not a sign of failure. We begin again because every day offers some fresh grace blowing in as if through an open window. This book is for every woman wondering how to open that window and how to keep it open."--Christie Purifoy, author of Roots and Sky: A Journey Home in Four Seasons

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"Leeana's words have taught me how to be at home with myself."--Myquillyn Smith, The Nester, author of Cozy Minimalist Home

"We all want to find our voice, feel comfortable in our own skin, and come out of hiding. Leeana is a trustworthy companion on this journey of becoming broken and beautiful."--Rebekah Lyons, author of Freefall to Fly

"If you ever feel inclined to apologize for your own existence in this world, then please, please read this insightful, soulful book. A writer with as much spice and sass as compassion and grace, Leeana is the friend providing you with peace in your personhood as she shows you how to see yourself as your Creator does. This book will both unhook you from your false press as it anchors you to your true identity: You are a brazen and beloved creation worth celebrating."--Kristen Strong, author of Girl Meets Change: Truths to Carry You through Life's Transitions

Praise for
Breathing Room

"Leeana says out loud the things we all feel, and she says it with grace and eloquence. I'm so thankful for her honesty and her wisdom. Reading these pages is like sitting with a friend, and that's the best thing I can think of."--Shauna Niequist, author of Bread & Wine

"A new lyrical voice in a crowded world, Tankersley tells a tale of hope, reality, and everything in between."--Claire Díaz-Ortiz, author, speaker, and innovator at Twitter, Inc.