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 […]

The Battle to Overcome Rejection
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The Battle to Overcome Rejection

Rejection is an issue I’ve had to wrestle hard with over the last three years. Every time Rejection and I had to face off in the boxing arena, I would always end up slammed and pinned down. In boxing, you have ten seconds to get yourself up before the game is over. For me, it […]

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 […]

10 Safety Tips for Online Dating
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10 Safety Tips for Online Dating

I’m a believer in online dating. Yes, I know it is a jungle out there. I know this because I have access to the profiles of the young women I coach. I see the creepers. I see the maybe-faux profiles. I read the messages that should never be sent. I see the many choices yet […]

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. […]

Paid in Full
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Paid in Full

This is it! The day we’ve been working toward for 4 years. Our student loans are paid in full! It will take more than one post to even get close to encompassing all that we’ve learned from our debt repayment process. But as I sit here today looking at the picture of our happy faces […]

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 […]