Building A Shield Around Your Marriage


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 a moment of doubt can bring an avalanche…

Heart of Worship


The Vine Brake 5’s Devotional Heart of Worship by Shelley Roth We were created by Love for the purpose to love. It is so very simple but easily forgotten, when we are caught up in our own lives. The one thing the Lord desires is that we would love Him with all of our heart.[1]…

What defines you . . .


Something I have learned over the years and want to share with those who are having a hard time grasping who they are in Christ. Circumstances, past experiences do NOT define who you are they only strengthen your character & relationship with Christ – that is if you run to Christ in the ‘good’ &…

Are We Sleepwalking? (Part 1)


Are We Sleepwalking?  PART ONE As a dream which seems real . . . Everything that was done that day, thoughts, words said you can’t remember . . . It is almost like driving to a familiar destination and after you’ve arrived, you can’t remember the drive there.  Sometimes it may feel like we are…

You were made for more ~


Woke up this morning to hear my 6-year-old say,“Mommy, you know . . . dreams can be SCARY!” How true is that! Yes, baby, dreams can be scary if we look at them through the eyeglass of fear and doubt.  When we allow our thoughts to flow freely without reflecting them upon the promises of…

WONDER 2015 ~


Brake 5’s WONDER 2015 Women’s Conference Retreat  Feb. 27, 28, & March 1st  Register today at http://www.wonder2015.com ~ Early Bird Rate of $165 is secured by making a non-refundable $30 deposit by November 1, 2014.  Remaining Balance is due by February 20, 2015. Standard Rate of $195 begins November 2, 2014.  Both rates are eligible…

Brake 5 (B5) Activation Groups Fall/Winter Season


Girls! Girls! Girls!  Our Fall/Winter Season is upon us and we will be in the full swing of taking our kids to school and/or homeschooling (if you are like me) 😉 .  . . So, we are gearing up for our Fall/Winter Season for our Online Groups and Home Small Groups. If you are interested…

What doesn’t kill me . . . makes me?


Relationships come and go . . . We’ve heard this said so many times and there is truth in it.  However, how many of those relationships were ended because our flesh was offended in a way that brought in a wall of unforgiveness? Being a human is tough enough, being a woman seems to be…

WONDER 2015


“I will (earnestly) recall the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will (earnestly) remember the wonders (You performed for our fathers) of old.  I will meditate also upon all Your works and consider all Your (mighty) deeds.  Your way, O God, is in the sanctuary (in holiness, away from sin and guilt).  Who is a great god…

Defining Moments


“A person is not defined by what they do but by their character. As they walk in righteousness and holiness definition takes place. What they do should always be a reflection of these.” ~ Jennifer Goodson Copyright © 2014 All Brake 5 Blogs and written works by Jennifer Goodson are Copyright © 2008-2014. All Rights…

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…

SHOTGUN, I CALL SHOTGUN!!!!!


The battle is on as soon as I say, “It’s time to roll!” and my kid giants screaming stampede me before I make it out the front door, “I call SHOTGUN!” Really?  Are you serious? Ugh the joys of being a mom! (I love it) The “riding shotgun battle” got me to thinking about who do I have,…

What is Normal?


“When we get to a place where His love consumes us, His light guides us, His truth speaks from us . . . authority and unity will become our normalcy.” ~ Jennifer Goodson © 2014 ~ A small nugget of wisdom for the week ~ Keep smilin’ ~ jenn All Brake 5 Blogs and written…