He knew you before all this . . .


More than 2,000 years ago someone was thinking of me, fighting for my life, fighting for my bloodline. Fighting for my health, my finances . . . fighting for my destiny.  Christ thought of me even then – before my heartbeat sounded, before my flesh began, before the atmosphere of this world would break with…

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…

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…

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…

I Don’t Want It Any More . . . .


“Forgiveness is beautiful. Giving up the right to hold onto something that was a wrong . . . allowing yourself to let it all go . . . Forgiveness is a breath of fresh air, a new life, a new mind, a new heart. Forgiveness opens the door for God’s love to consume, healing to…

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…

Identity ~ LIVE TODAY ~ 2013 ~ Day 23/365, Week 4/52


Who Are You? This is the start of knowing who we are, loving and accepting ourselves, and knowing that even if all is stripped away that we are still valuable to Him and to others. As talked about earlier, finding who we are, accepting who we are – we need to be reminded that God…

A Road to Healing ~ LIVE TODAY ~ 2013 ~ Day 22/365, Week 4/52


Discovery and Healing . . .   Tenacious faith is unwavering and brings about things we cannot see.  We do not always receive healing in the way we want it or on our timetable.  For some, healing comes when He takes us home.  For some, like me, it takes a journey and for others it…

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…

Fear ~ LIVE TODAY ~ 2013 ~ Day 17/365, Week 3/52


Fear “Fear holds one bond to a thought long enough for the heart to be darken to the truth. Belief of a fear can overpower ones trust in the Lord that the sight of hope is lost. Then the origination of that fear is overshadowed, covered up by the lie.”  ~ excerpt from Insightful Reflections…

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…