Honoring my Spiritual Father


Today I want to honor and celebrate the life of a man who has inspired many to push themselves to be all that they are destined to become.  Our Pastor, Lindell Ballenger of Jubilee Int’l Ministries of Pensacola, Florida went home to Jesus this Pentecost Sunday morning.  www.jubileeintl.org Many of us have been forever changed…

Confidence


“Confidence in your calling is not found in men’s responses but in the close depths of relationship with the One who has called you. Confidence is in knowing your authority in Christ is found on first base . . . your knees and face to the floor in close commune with the Creator of all…

Who would I be ‘if’ . . .


One’s identity reveals itself in knowing who they are apart from their gifts, talents, calling, etc.  It begins with a one on one connection with the Creator, the giver of life.  It continues when one learns to accept their self just the way they are. God’s word says He want us and takes us just…

Words Reflect Your Heart


Out of your mouth your heart speaks . . . Relationships that keep us from moving forward in productivity may need reevaluation.  It is one thing to support another when they are in and out of struggles.  However, it is another when the person is constantly dwelling in a place of negative influence. When we…

Seattle Seahawks define “Who is Jesus?”


Found this amazing video done by Pastor Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church in WA state.  Here is his interview via YouTube with the Seattle Seahawks “Jesus is better than the Superbowl . . .” Also, Ladies don’t miss out on being apart of Brake 5’s Woman’s Conference Retreat February 7 – 9  BRAVE LOVE…

Thanksgiving . . . An Everyday Occurrence


Wow! It’s Thanksgiving already . . . seems like we were just here . . . I can say that giving thanks is an everyday attitude that I carry. So, just one day is not enough to share all the things that my heart holds thankful. However, for this special day, Thanksgiving ~ I am…

Peace that transcends all understanding . . .


How??? Everyone is so quick to give us a cliché of terms quoted from the Good Book.  Most of us know it’s true and order our lives after God’s leading trusting in Him in all things.  However, those who do not walk in that foundation of trust tend to be skeptic of God’s peace let…

Keep on Walking . . . .


“When you are at a place where you’ve come out of being weak and are allowing God to work on the inside of you – to heal all the brokenness – it is extremely important to guard your heart, spirit, and soul from the enemy’s schemes of temptation.  Why?  Because the weak moments will come…

The ‘Tough Mudder’ of Marriage . . .


A word of encouragement to married couples – Do not . . . do not allow the enemy to come in to steal and destroy the destiny that has been spoken over your marriage.  Especially, couples that strongly believe that their marriage is called of God that it was not something by chance. Even just…

His Signature in Our Present ~


“God is so amazing in His grace and mercy . . . He will use us to reach out for His purpose no matter where we are in life. Why? It’s His signature upon our hearts and lives; not ours. He choses the place, the person, the heart of a man. We just have to…

An Enemy We Hate But Need . . .


“You are never more alive than when you are scared half to death. Fear can catapult you to do the unthinkable to achieve more than possible. At times fear is the enemy we hate but need to get us going in the right direction.”  ~ Jennifer Goodson ’13 All Brake 5 Blogs and written works…

DARE to be BRAVE!


Be a light and a joy today. Do not allow your negative fearful thoughts and emotions to lead your actions. Why allow something so destructive to ruin your day? Be led by the Spirit not your flesh and just see what happens! I DARE you to be BRAVE! All Brake 5 Blogs and written works…

Be Anxious for Nothing . . .


“Resting in Him to supply all our needs is an action of tenacious faith, endurance, and trust. Something that is learned over time and well worth the building of character.  Just breathe God’s got you!”  ~ Jennifer Goodson © 2013 All Brake 5 Blogs and written works by Jennifer Goodson © 2008-2013 Copyright.  All Rights Reserved….

A Parent’s Bittersweet Anticipation


As I am anticipating the end of one season and going into the next, my emotions are bittersweet.  I cherish the time I have had with my children during the summer and wish that school and life could be one that is not hindered by current economics.  However, for some we are not as fortunate…

Don’t Quit . . . Stick it out . . . It Will Be Worth It!!!!


“Sometimes loving our spouse isn’t enough. We’ve got to love God more than we love our husband or wife. So when the tough times come, loving them is done through God’s love not through our own understanding.” ~ Jennifer Goodson © 2013 All Brake 5 Blogs and written works by Jennifer Goodson © 2008-2013 Copyright….

Down or Up . . . Which one are you?


“There is no such word as ‘failure’.  Failure does not exist.  When I look at you, I do not see you as a failure but as someone who is living moment-by-moment, day-by-day.  You may have failed in something – just for a moment . . . . BUT your success comes in the instant you get back…