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…

Challenges . . . Growth or Destruction


Challenges create opportunities for growth not destruction. At times I believe we wait on the sidelines for something dramatic or should I say drastic to transpire in our lives before we take action. It could be a divorce, an illness, loss of a job, or traumatic event that brings us to our knees. No, I…

FORGIVENESS . . . is there a limit?


I had the awesome opportunity of sharing my testimony on Real Life Show out of Denver, Colorado a few weeks ago. I hope this changes your life and brings restoration and healing in the area of forgiveness. If you missed any of our shows last week… I have great news!!! You can listen them on…

Building A Shield Around Your Marriage


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 a moment of doubt can bring an avalanche…

Undeniable Love


“Giving of ourselves first to our spouse 100% may be unheard of in today’s culture BUT in order to defy that culture we must create God’s Culture by allowing God to teach us to die to self. Walking in unconditional love towards our spouse begins by allowing the love of Christ to lead. It may…

25 Ways to Communicate Respect


Good Morning Girls! I found this enlightenng post by Jennifer Flanders and thought it so good that I had to share.  Many great truths to be had here. Enjoy the read! Keep smilin, Jenn 25 Ways to Communicate Respect.

Thanksgiving . . . An Everyday Occurrence


Wow! It’s Thanksgiving already . . . seems like we were just here . . . I can say that giving thanks is an everyday attitude that I carry. So, just one day is not enough to share all the things that my heart holds thankful. However, for this special day, Thanksgiving ~ I am…

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…

There is Power in the Asking . . .


Ladies of Brake 5, I have asked a long time friend, Joe Miller, to share on the power of prayer.  Joe and his wife Karina, are a living testament of what he shares below.  I encourage you to embrace this message and seek God earnestly and with purpose. Joe Miller is the founder of PrayforPensacola.com….

Positive Chemistry: 5 Incredible Health Benefits of Forgiveness


Brake 5 Ladies – My good friend, Edward Pingenot, is back with us to share some truths about forgiveness, emotional and physical healing.  I encourage you to read his post thoroughly and grasp a hold of the simple truths shared.  I hope you enjoy reading what he has to share. Edward Pingenot is the founder of Revive…

LIFE or DEATH ~ LIVE TODAY ~ 2013 ~ Day 26/365, Week 4/52


Words Reflect Your Heart Out of your mouth your heart speaks . . . Relationships that keep us from moving forward in productivity may need reevaluation.  It is one thing to support another when they are in and out of struggles.  However, it is another when the person is constantly dwelling in a place 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…

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…