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…

The Truth of ‘Letting Go’


Just a nugget for those struggling with letting go . . . “A person cannot move from their past hurts, regrets, or their sins until that person takes the first step of grasping ahold of (receiving) and walking in (experiencing) God’s love. It is one thing for a person to say ‘I’m over it’ or…

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…

Source of Love ~ LIVE TODAY ~ 2013 ~ Day 37/365, Week 6/52


Love expressed is more than a feeling or three words spoken. Love is even more than a commitment.  Love is a choice of action. An action that speaks louder than any of feeling or words.  Love can be shown without any one person speaking or touching another.  Love can be found in a person’s smile,…

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…

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…

Power ~ LIVE TODAY ~ 2013 ~ Day 14/365, Week 2/52


Who has power over you? If you allow someone to control you through your past, secrets, offenses, anger, resentment, un-forgiveness, etc., you have given them the power over you and your purpose for your life. These are types of people who will drain you, suck the life out of you, disrespect your boundaries and smile…

2013 ~ 52 Weeks, 365 Days ~ Here We Come, Ready or Not!


Well, well, well  . . . we survived the ‘end of the world’ at least twice in the last two years. What do you think will be predicted for 2013?  (sigh)  When will these idiots realize that the only, ‘ending to life’ , will happen . . . unexpectedly?  That there is not a pre-planned…

Spoken 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…

My Personal Memorial of Zig Ziglar ~ DeWayne Owens


Ladies of Brake 5  ~  I want to introduce you to a long time friend, DeWayne Owens.  DeWayne is an amazing motivational speaker and I believe a person called to bring radical change into the lives that have ears to hear his words.  Knowing his relationship with motivational speaker, Zig Ziglar, I asked DeWayne to…

Time to Step Out!


In order for change to happen we have to step out of the now that is holding us back from the change that needs to take place in our lives.  Time to step out – now right here – Change in each step. When a set mind is imposed upon with a new belief it is rather…