40 days of CHANGE


Whose up for a CHALLENGE?!?! I’m not into New Year Resolutions – done that – it does not work . . . but what does work for me is giving God the first 40 days of each year. Instead of making a New Year’s resolution that you will probably break within the first two weeks,…

Are the ‘WHAT IF’s’ Holding You Back…


  If our hope – our trust – is in the Lord, then what are we waiting for? Why do we allow the “what if’s” to defeat us before we give our “I’m going to trust in you, Lord” a chance to birth life! How long are we going to hold back? Must we continue…

Our Aspirations . . .


Good Morning Ladies! As we devote our time with our Heavenly Father this week I want to encourage you to seek Him first in all that you have set before you. You know, sometimes our aspirations can be self made causing us to stress and become easily frustrated. It is in seeking Him that we…

Praying for YOU!


Today’s Prayer Father, in whatever that is set before us to do in these coming days help us to lean on You and let You empower us to be successful. For in You we find our strength and through You we can do all things. Help us to grasp the importance of seeking Your guidance…

Keep Pressing Through!


Encouraging each of you today to push through! No matter what it looks like right now it is not the end of the story. Keep believing, keep pushing, keep opening your heart to hear God’s still small voice – the hope that you are looking for at this very moment is found in His presence not…

“Contentment is not saying you are comfortable . . .”


“Contentment is not saying you are comfortable. Nor is it saying that you are at a place of final destination. Contentment is being okay with the ‘here’ and the ‘now’. Having a FAITH expectation of the things to come. Contentment is the balance in knowing our trust is in God alone and in due time…

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…

BE Yourself!


“Love and Faith, two of God’s greatest gifts to us, the strongest elements of Truth that will vanquish any lie, cast away any fear, and set anyone FREE.” ~ Jennifer Goodson ’12

Not a rewarding practice . . .


Be Brave ~ Live Dangerously ~ Expecting always for God to turn things around for His way not ours . . . letting go trusting Him in all things . . . walking in obedience and full of faith . . . as an arrow flies may our spirits soar and hit the mark in…

When you’ve had enough . . . .


“When you’ve had enough . . . you’ll know.  How . . . because your desire for inner healing will be stronger than your desire (craving) for that addictive sin, that oh so familiar sin, that one that keeps knocking on your mind’s doorstep, the one that is holding you in bondage.  And that my…

Bravery comes at a cost . . .


What’s holding you back from facing your fears? What keeps you from experiencing true freedom? Are you tired of living in a fog, a bubble of unreality when it comes to God’s presence? Are you afraid of facing the truth of who God has called you to be? Where is your courage your Faith? Where…

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

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…

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…

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…