Living Dangerously


How many reasons will give yourself for not stepping out, for not conquering your fears? How many excuses will you give God for not believing, not taking action as a weapon in this spiritual battle we daily fight?

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…

Keep on Walking . . . .


“When you are at a place where you’ve come out of being weak and are allowing God to work on the inside of you – to heal all the brokenness – it is extremely important to guard your heart, spirit, and soul from the enemy’s schemes of temptation.  Why?  Because the weak moments will come…

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 ©…

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…

Addictions ~ LIVE TODAY ~ 2013 ~ Day 34/365, Week 5/52


Raise the Standard It is amazing to see how far we have come from the righteousness and holiness of God. To find pleasure in the most grotesque actions, perversions without thought to the after effects upon the mind and eye gate, and human brutality to another . . . We find all these things amusing…

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…

Preparation ~ LIVE TODAY ~ 2013 ~ Day 6/365, Week 1/52


Have you ever planned a goal and then realized that not all areas of your life are prepared to reach it? Obstacles will come.  Relationships, everyday routine living, sickness, and spontaneity will run their interwoven course.  No matter what we have set ahead of ourselves. However, it is up to us to make sure when…

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…

A Religious Mindset Brings Destruction . . .


“Anything can become religious – even religion.   It is the heart motivation behind a thought, a word, or an action that has the power to make it full of liberation. Only man places religious limitations upon themselves or another.  Our relationship with Christ is not to be held within the realms of a 4-sided…

Our Future Lies Before Us


“For change to happen, a step towards making the ‘right’ choice ~ a choice that is out of character ~ a choice that is not of habit ~ a choice that might make others frown ~ has to be made in order for a shift to begin.  If you never take that step NOTHING will…