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Brenda Seefeldt Amodea is in her 35th year of ministry—all of it with youth. She loves youth—and that…

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Brenda Seefeldt Amodea is in her 35th year of ministry—all of it with youth. She loves youth—and that role in ministry is not ending. The topic of bravery has been a consistent message she has taught over those 35 years. Brenda has many stories she loves to share—and not stories from 35 years ago. They are current stories as she continues to live bravely.

To Those Love Bomber Friends
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To Those Love Bomber Friends

Do you have one of those people in your life who showers you with attention? The friend who brings you your favorite coffee every morning. The friend who is over-the-top complimentary to you—which is appreciated but always feels like there is a catch to it. Oh wait, is this you? The catch is the expectation […]

The Words God Says To Us in the Womb
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The Words God Says To Us in the Womb

John recently told me a sad and amazing story about a longtime friend of his. He’s always been a bitter victim of life yet he somehow has made a name for himself in the big world. Randy (not his name) has long known he’s been adopted. Knowing that his mother gave him up for adoption […]

Believing in God Who is With Me in Temptations
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Believing in God Who is With Me in Temptations

The Vatican may soon approve changes to one of the most popular prayer there ever was—the Lord’s Prayer. Yes, the Vatican. The Vatican who rarely changes to keep up with the time. The Vatican who is hardly culturally relevant. Before you are filled with despair that even the Vatican is compromising scripture to be appeasing […]

The Everyday-ness of a Brave Life
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The Everyday-ness of a Brave Life

I loved the holy tension work of finding my two core values. It sparked life. I saw me again. Because January has not been kind to me. It could simply just be winter blahs. I am susceptible to them. I know it is partly because prison has not been good lately for both of my […]

What are Your Two Core Values that Define Who You Are?
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What are Your Two Core Values that Define Who You Are?

When you make the decisions to let bravery define you, knowing your values will guide you in the making of those many decisions. Do you know your values? I’m sure you can randomly guess at them and generalize them but what I’m asking is different. And worth the work that I’m challenging you to do. […]

What are the Two Great Days of Your Life that Define Who You Are?
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What are the Two Great Days of Your Life that Define Who You Are?

This is an oft-repeated quote that is quite Bravestery: There are two great days in a person’s life–the day we are born and the day we discover why. –anonymous In the book this quote was attributed to Mark Twain. If you go to Google it is attributed to some more men I have never  heard […]

Seeing Our Own Gifts
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Seeing Our Own Gifts

Actual conversation from a brave friend’s Facebook page. It started with this post from her: “I wonder why it’s so easy to see other people’s gifts and not our own…” Two women responded with “Good question” and “Very good question.” Then a woman replied: “Not to brag or anything but, I’ve been through some pretty […]

To All of the Women…May the Truth Help You Be Braver
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To All of the Women…May the Truth Help You Be Braver

I’ve been a woman in ministry since 1981. It started with wanting to date a guy who owned a Corvette who was also a Christian who attended this other church. Somehow someway leadership saw something in me (that guy did too, at least for a couple of months!) and gave me responsibilities which it turns […]

More on Leading Your Brain (with more science)
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More on Leading Your Brain (with more science)

This blog from May 8, 2017, is a popular one plus it is one I have sent to people I am counseling again and again and again. To me it is foundational to help people make a change of direction in their lives. And it’s full of truth! Such as you area not what your […]

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