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…

Parenting is a TEAM SPORT!!!!!


Brake 5 Gals!!! Once again, I have asked my friend,  Ida Mundell, to share with us.  She shares below on parenting as a TEAM SPORT.  I encourage you to take her tips and put them into good use.  Feel free to comment with your own tips of what works in your home, too!  Enjoy, share, and…

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…

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…

Sign up Now for a B5 Activation Group in your area ~


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…

“Enough” by guest blogger ~ Ida Mundell


I have asked a friend of mine, Ida Mundell, to share her thoughts and encouraging words to all the homeschooling moms as the new year school year is upon us.  Thank you, Ida, you are such an inspiration and blessing to many.  Ida & her family live in the sunshine state & yearn to live…

A Mother’s Gift ~


Being a Mother is a powerful gift that God has given – something to be cherished for all the days we have the opportunity to love the gift souls He has entrusted us with. Each child was created for a purpose – some of their purposes begin in the womb and others as they grow….

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…

Powerful is the role of a Father ~


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…

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…