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…

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….

The War on Family . . .


A war rages from centuries past, against the value of marriage and family.  This war is in our midst every day, right in front of our eyes . . . In a garden, inhabited by one-man one woman, it began. When the enemy of our souls turned husband and wife against one another with his…

Giving Up ~ LIVE TODAY ~ 2013 ~ Day 18/365, Week 3/52


Don’t Quit In the Pit In times when I find myself in that place of wondering it is the hardest to pull myself out. To rely on an unseen source above is a struggle, but I have seen the fruits of His truth throughout my life.  The evidence is unfaltering.  Especially, in those times of…

Emotional Affairs – LIVE TODAY ~ 2013 Day 16/365, Week 2/52


Emotional Affairs – an Extension of our ‘Boundaries In Relationships’ LIVE TODAY Devotions Upon talking with someone a few days ago, who has walked this out and who is now educating others about the downfalls of social media tools – in addition to myself having counseling courses/experience in marriage and family that highlight this topic…

Conflict ~ LIVE TODAY ~ 2013 ~ Day 15/365, Week 2/52


Conflict?  Who are you continually fighting with? Yesterday, we talked about conflict and how it is good for us whether we are up for it or not.  Whether we have the strength or not, God will use conflict in our lives to push us towards a growth spurt.  He will use conflict to bring out…

Power ~ LIVE TODAY ~ 2013 ~ Day 14/365, Week 2/52


Who has power over you? If you allow someone to control you through your past, secrets, offenses, anger, resentment, un-forgiveness, etc., you have given them the power over you and your purpose for your life. These are types of people who will drain you, suck the life out of you, disrespect your boundaries and smile…

Shotgun! ~ LIVE TODAY ~ 2013 ~ Day 12/365, Week 2/52


SHOTGUN, I CALL SHOTGUN!!!!! My kids, even today at age 14 and 12, override my 6-year-old by constantly calling ‘SHOTGUN’, every time it’s time to roll.  She does not have a clue what it means or how to be the one who makes the first call. (sigh) The battle is on as soon as I…

When not writing . . .


Many wonder what I do when I am not writing, free-lance editing, being a wife, a full-time mom, running our business, teaching art and dance conferences, obtaining my degree, speaking, coaching, or counseling.  Well, on the side when all my Matter Hatter Days slow down and I have time for a great cup of hot…

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Fall/Winter Season – Brake 5 Activation Groups Open Enrollment ~ Purchase ($12) the book for Fall/Winter Season:  Click here   There is an available group for everyone.  If you don’t see your region given we are in the process of selecting leaders.  Scroll down below to apply if you are interested in leading a Brake 5 Activation…

Forgiveness is daily …


“Forgiveness is a daily process that is guaranteed to bring about much needed healing. Achievement of its guarantee is heavily dependent upon each love step that is taken towards dying to selfishness, offense, bitterness, resentment, hate, and anger (just to name a few) ~ We must die to ourselves in order that Christ might live through us.”

~ Excerpt from “Insightful Reflections of the Human Kind”
© 2012 by Jennifer Goodson

Untainted Love . . .


Brake 5’s “LOVE” gift to you contest – WINNER  ~  Karen Theiss of New York!  Karen has won a Starbucks gift card and few other surprise items.  You can visit Karen’s store Totes and Handbags by Ms Karen at http://www.etsy.com/shop/mskarenny. Love is a gift of giving and receiving – the exchange is sweet and sometimes…

A Wife’s Purpose. . .


Been praying for Keith’s first day of work today at Universal and the Lord reminded me of this revelation He gave me a year ago during a time of prayer. Ladies, be encouraged to pray for your husbands no matter the circumstance or the ‘feeling’ you have at the moment. Your husband has been given…

Are you giving all that you are?


Consistency and Patience are keys to successful relationships but without their partners Honesty and Trust – Love is not strong or everlasting.

Love is. . .


When moments in our lives bring pain the last thing we need is someone to judge us. The first thing and only thing that begins the healing process is Love. When you see someone hurting NO MATTER how it ‘happened’ (that’s not the point) – you have been given the opportunity to reach out and…