Monthly Archives: September 2015

“Sexy is just crap that people try to sell to you to make you feel like less.”
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“Sexy is just crap that people try to sell to you to make you feel like less.”

I’ve never been an Ashton Kutcher fan. Too much Hollywood-glitz/lack of high values for me. But that may have changed. At the 2013 Teen Choice Awards Ashton Kutcher won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the age of 37. Side note: This is so Hollywood to grant this end-of-life award at age 35. My “bold” prediction […]

Do You Want to Be Well?
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Do You Want to Be Well?

John chapter five opens with a wonderfully simple example of Christ’s method of cutting to the heart of things. We see a lame man whom has been waiting 38 years to be healed by mystical waters.  But he just can’t get there. He’s tried, in his own strength, but he can’t make it. He tells […]

I Believe in Brave Dating—In the Age of Tinder
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I Believe in Brave Dating—In the Age of Tinder

What has happened to the practice of dating? “Hookup culture, which has been percolating for about a hundred years, has collided with dating apps, which have acted like a wayward meteor on the now dinosaur-like rituals of courtship.” That’s from a Vanity Fair article that has a lot of people talking and pondering. The article […]

Doodles of Praise Part 2
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Doodles of Praise Part 2

So if you read my previous post and I made you curious, this post will give you some of the “how” behind creating your own Doodles of Praise! First off, there are two things you need to overcome. First one, get rid of thinking you’re not creative enough. Even if your pictures look like your […]

Doodles of Praise Part 1
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Doodles of Praise Part 1

Doodles of Praise will be a weekly post about my Bible Journaling.  While it’s not necessarily brave living, I know many readers might be looking for a bit something outside of the box.  I hope this challenges you to find your own creative outlet!  I’ve always loved to draw. I don’t claim to be very […]

I Am Called Ma
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I Am Called Ma

Ma is not my favorite endearment for mother. It sounds so “country” and “backwoodsy” and where we live is far from that. But I am called Ma by my son. Understand, I never thought I would be a mother. I knew early on that I wouldn’t be able to have babies. I just knew. I […]

Dear Worship Band Leader
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Dear Worship Band Leader

My name is Generic Joe and as you know, I am a member of this congregation. I wanted to tell you that I am a really good plumber and I have friends in this congregation that are great teachers, accountants, government works and auto repairmen. I also wanted to remind you that none of us […]

The Beginnings of Living a Brave Life……
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The Beginnings of Living a Brave Life……

So when I was 18 years old, I took my first missions trip. Most people see missions and they think, “overseas”. My first missions trip was a month long trip to Atlanta with Teen Mania Ministries. As I look back on that trip, I still remember all too well those feelings. I had never been […]

What Does It Mean to Be Brave?
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What Does It Mean to Be Brave?

Over the last 25 years I’ve had a lot of opportunities to be brave. Some I took. Some I didn’t. Each time I knew that I was doing something difficult and that difficult thing required a response. Sometimes I did what seemed impossible. Sometimes I took the easy way out. The word, brave, has rough […]

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