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…

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…

Feeling Stuck???


Sharing a refresher on how to get unstuck when we feel low about ourselves or we begin to believe lies that the enemy of our mind tells us…. Hope these encourage you today! Steps for Creating a high level of self esteem 1 – look at yourself in the mirror and really see who you…

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…

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…

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…

What doesn’t kill me . . . makes me?


Relationships come and go . . . We’ve heard this said so many times and there is truth in it.  However, how many of those relationships were ended because our flesh was offended in a way that brought in a wall of unforgiveness? Being a human is tough enough, being a woman seems to be…

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 negative influence. When we…

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…

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

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…

Change Course . . .


“Your course for today will determine your tomorrows and change the course of your yesterdays. How have you determined in your heart, mind, and body to make TODAY change the course of your YESTERDAY? I dare you to take your first step of today by walking in forgiveness, embracing the love of Christ, and placing…

Truth about Love


“Love is a commitment that begins as an emotion but that emotion is not what keeps love going. Commitment, honesty, loyalty, selflessness, continual forgiveness produces unconditional love that endures thru all storms. This is loving someone through God’s love not our own because on our own we cannot stand.” ~ Jennifer Goodson ’13 All Brake…

Do You Trust Him Enough?


“You have to trust God enough with your mess so that you receive the strength needed to embrace His love that releases you into freedom.”     ~ Jennifer Goodson © 2013 BRAVE LOVE 2014                     www.bravelove2014.com All Brake 5 Blogs and written works by Jennifer Goodson ©…