Monthly Archives: January 2016

Looking for Love That is Stronger Than Death
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Looking for Love That is Stronger Than Death

That’s quite a title that hits a deep longing for those of you who are searching for love in this confusing and broken world. I know some truths to get you there. Please read on. I’ve been in youth ministry since 1981. That is lots and lots of lots of teens that grow into young […]

Numbed Prayer–Do You Do It?
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Numbed Prayer–Do You Do It?

I’m on my second year reading a yearly daily prayer book.  It’s Everyday Prayers by Scotty Smith. Prayer is not one of my strengths so I like written prayers. I like these prayers in this book, which is why I’m reading it again this year. Today’s prayer is “A Prayer About Burden-Bearing Love.” It listed these […]

Consistency
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Consistency

“ It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives.  It’s what we do consistently.” Tony Robbins When I read the above quote a couple of weeks ago it caught in my throat and I read it again.  And again.  Then I sent it to my friend and said, “Read this! […]

Scarcity
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Scarcity

Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, and Twitter are full of people who live in scarcity. Most people will say that Facebook is full of people who are narcissists. People who have to post every little thing about their lives seem like narcissists. But the reality is this is not narcissism but scarcity. All these posts of their […]

Bravery in Loss
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Bravery in Loss

**This was a post I had to write and come back to a few times as it deeply effected me.  Sharing this part of my heart with you. Bonolo passed just before Christmas. ** I was just finishing up my morning cup of coffee when I could hear my husband talking on his cell phone. […]

Ask for Setups
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Ask for Setups

It’s a new year. You are feeling a bit hopeful that maybe you will have a new relationship. Maybe this will be the year that God brings someone special into your life. You already have your team together, right? This is something in your control to prepare you for this hopeful hope that you have. […]

Just Start!
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Just Start!

Well hello there!  Yes, it’s been a long time since you’ve heard from me.  December I literally took a break from everything.  I stopped all outside ministry and focused on just being present for my family.  I quieted my heart and reflected on the advent season and I rested.  I felt like my heart needed […]

Living in Vulnerability—This is Basic (Yet So Scary)
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Living in Vulnerability—This is Basic (Yet So Scary)

I’ve got another Max Lucado quote for you. “Oversize and rude, fear is unwilling to share the heart with happiness. Happiness complies and leaves. Do you ever see the two together? Can one be happy and afraid at the same time? Clear thinking and afraid? Confident and afraid? Merciful and afraid? No. Fear is the […]

15 Questions (and maybe some answers), Part 4 of 15
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15 Questions (and maybe some answers), Part 4 of 15

If you missed parts 1,2 or 3 you can find them here: http://bravester.com/author/worship_fermata/ Question #4 Is it me or does a lot of Sunday corporate worship look a lot more like a Sunday performance? I’ve talked a lot about this before so for this blog I’m just going to give you a visual: Rock Concert […]

Love Changes Your Brain—According to Science
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Love Changes Your Brain—According to Science

I’m an avid book reader. Sometimes the books are good, sometimes they are not, and sometimes they are great. One of the great ones I’ve read recently is What Your Body Knows About God by Rob Moll. The author has taken many of the new brain studies and other health studies and broken down the […]

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