Holy Spirit Living . . .


You know, if anyone would have told me years ago what I would have to go through to be where I am today I would have probably slapped them. “Nope. Not me, not going to happen. I’m going to do things this way. I’m going to live this way. I’ll make sure my children do…

What I Believe is What I do


One can be saved but when an individual is NOT in full pursuit after Christ the process of renewing the mind does not happen. Instead, the mind is filled with the things of this world and one loses sight of Godly TRUTH. The renewing of our minds on a daily basis is vital in order…

Life Happens & It Stinks!


Life Happens & It Stinks ~ April 2016 Issue You know, if anyone would have told me years ago what I would have to go through to be where I am today I would have probably slapped them. “Nope. Not me, not going to happen. I’m going to do things this way. I’m going to…

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…

To the Women who wear all the hats and have shoes to match!


Being a Mother is a powerful gift that God has given.  A gift to be cherished for all the days we have the opportunity to love the gift souls He has entrusted to us. Each child was created for a purpose – beginning in the womb continuing as they grow into adults. A mother’s role (father’s too)…

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…

Gift of Love


“A gift should not be given with stipulations. Otherwise, it truly has not been given but bondage has been exchanged for trust. Learn to freely give and to freely receive – such love is unconditional.” ~ Jennifer Goodson 2008-2014 © Copyright. All Rights Reserved. Brake 5 and all written works. http://www.brake5.com   http://www.wonder2015.com

They Are Just Words . . . .


How often do we allow words to direct our life? All the time . . . every day . . . every second . . . every waking moment Either words we have spoken or those spoken by others – is not the matter – it is in what we grab a hold of and…

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…

Dr. Meg Meeker Blog regarding Miley Cyrus


I believe this to be the best reflection regarding the latest public showing done by Miley Cyrus.  It is a must read for all parents especially for those of us who are trying to bring up daughters to learn to love themselves and value their self-worth. Click on the link to be taken to Dr….

Simplicity


My youngest daughter (6) woke me up this morning asking me this, Alyssa:  “Mommy, can anything break?” Me:  “Yes, anything.” Alyssa:  “Like what?” Me:  “Anything (and of course we began to name everything that breaks) Alyssa:  “Mommy, can people be broken?” Me:  “Yes . . . you mean like our bones and  . . ….

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…

A Father’s Role is Powerful . . .


A father brings something to a heart of a child that no other paternal figure can ~ faith in believing in who they can be.  A mother can bring this to a certain degree. However, a child continually looks for the validation, approval of the Father. With simple words he can bring hope, security, love…

~ One Mom’s Chaotic Mess Turns Into Many Blessings ~


Happy Mother’s Day to all of you beautiful moms, grandmoms, moms to be, and spiritual moms. You are the heart of your home; highly favored and graced by the hand of the Father. So, work it today girls and enjoy all the lovin’. You are so worth it! Remember in our toughest moment when all…

Daughters For Sale


Brake 5 Ladies, I want to introduce to you Daughters For Sale, a new organization founded by two precious friends of mine, Richard and Elizabeth Aronson. Daughters For Sale: Exposing the Demand – a documentary about the girls that are forced to have sex for money and the men that buy them Statistics tell us that,…