Monthly Archives: April 2018

Words I Wish I Could Say
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Words I Wish I Could Say

I miss you. I have missed you since you were in 9th grade. So many life landmarks I’ve missed of yours, and I wanted to be there. I really enjoyed lunch with you last week. It was good to see you. But I didn’t feel comfortable saying that to you, because our walls are up […]

I Still Believe There Are Good Men Out There
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I Still Believe There Are Good Men Out There

Back in 2015 I published this blog with this brave and true statement that I believe there are good men out there. Two-plus years later I still strongly believe this and am feeling the urgency to repost it because some of you may need this brave hope.  Here it is again. I don’t even feel […]

This sounds exactly like therapy. Except, it’s lived out.
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This sounds exactly like therapy. Except, it’s lived out.

When I was a child, I had big dreams, much more unrealistic then my current dreams. I wanted to be on SNL, and I wanted to write screenplays and act in the movies I wrote. Even though I had a speech impediment, I was a determined kid, and I still pursued theater (despite some laughing […]

You Are Worthy of Good Things Happening to You
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You Are Worthy of Good Things Happening to You

There are two stories that follow each other in Luke chapter 5 that I discovered have a unique Bravester connection to each other. The first story is one of the disciples first experiences with Jesus: One day as Jesus was preaching on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, great crowds pressed in on him […]

Stop Treating Your Boyfriend Like Your Husband
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Stop Treating Your Boyfriend Like Your Husband

We have a guest post from someone who’s blog I follow, Dee’s Dating Diary. I asked Dee’s permission to share this wisdom with us here and she said yes. So go ahead and read these brave thoughts and see if they don’t change some of your thinking. Don’t punish yourself with regrets, just move forward. […]

The Joy of Easter Scars
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The Joy of Easter Scars

As I’ve said in this series, I’m a Matthew version of Holy Week person. In my church we are doing a deep deep dive on Holy Week from Mark’s version. But in my daily Bible reading I ended up in Luke for Holy Week. And this part of Luke gave me a giggle: But very […]

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