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,…

Build YOUR Life


Second day of 2017 and our offices are already getting calls with how we can help people stay motivated and obtain momentum to achieve their goals. No! It won’t be easy! Yes! It will take everything you’ve got to do what you dream and desire to do – BUT ……  Y O U are worth…

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…

You Must Know . . .


You Must Know . . . Your destiny is greater than your current mistakes, present chaotic mess, or habitual sin.  God’s love reaches down into the deepest part of your heart and pulls out the jewel of a person He has created you to be.  When a person doesn’t believe they are worthy of love they…

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…

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…

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…

An Enemy We Hate But Need . . .


“You are never more alive than when you are scared half to death. Fear can catapult you to do the unthinkable to achieve more than possible. At times fear is the enemy we hate but need to get us going in the right direction.”  ~ Jennifer Goodson ’13 All Brake 5 Blogs and written works…

Walking the Tightrope . . . .


~ Keeping the Balance In Our Lives ~ Why do we fear saying no?  Is our life balanced?  Using a fear meter versus a peace meter one might have the chance for survival within the walls of our relationships, our careers, and our church activities. Have you ever wondered “Why do I feel guilty when…

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…

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…

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…