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The View from Here – This Mixed Up World
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The View from Here – This Mixed Up World

We are in year 2 of a seven year prison sentence with one of our sons. In year 2 we are seeing an increasingly amount of growth in him! We’ve been through prison sentences with him before but never one this long. But this is what happens when he chose to self-sabotage his life instead […]

Why Your Friend Goes Back (Understanding Abuse)
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Why Your Friend Goes Back (Understanding Abuse)

The only one who can really understand why someone stays in an abusive relationship is the person it is happening to. It is VERY frustrating for the friends and family members who can see this happening plain as day, but when you are IN it, you have no idea how bad it is. You have […]

Are You Beginning on the Wrong Path?
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Are You Beginning on the Wrong Path?

For much of our decision making, we lean hard into our intentions and pay very little attention to the direction of the path we’ve chosen… It breaks my heart how many people I speak with who don’t connect the dots between the choices they make and the outcomes they experience. People like this believe the […]

Evolving Personally Always Involves the Death of Something
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Evolving Personally Always Involves the Death of Something

Interesting fact about me. As a youth pastor for 36 years I have never read the book I Kissed Dating Goodbye. Never. I knew the moment I saw it that it was bunk. I have long been a believer in dating. I write all about that over on Brave Dating Coach. I wasn’t even tempted […]

To Accept This Lie is Just Not Good Enough Anymore
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To Accept This Lie is Just Not Good Enough Anymore

Last New Year’s I wrote here: Happy New Year to you, brave one. This is your starting point for today and for this new year. God believes in the story He’s writing through you. So what is your story? God does believe in the story He’s writing through you so do you know your story? […]

Step One:  Committing to Falling
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Step One: Committing to Falling

There are so many blogs here on Bravester on having a broken heart. I should have named this the Broken Hearts Club. Who knew that part of living a brave life is walking into the vulnerability that allows your heart to get broken. That that is the brave thing. But even more importantly that heartache […]

Even Flowers Have to Grow Through Dirt
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Even Flowers Have to Grow Through Dirt

Flowers are beautiful. You are beautiful. Because you have grown through your dirt. Have you noticed that there are two sorts of people when it comes to pain? There are those who have had the worst of life given to them yet they continue to live bravely and overcome and not let their past define […]

Lead Your Brain (You Do Have the God-Given Authority)
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Lead Your Brain (You Do Have the God-Given Authority)

Cruelty is easy, cheap, and rampant. You have a choice of what to do with those words. Do you believe them to be true—because your mom or someone you love in your life said so? Or do you choose to treat those words like trash that must be taken out? You have the power to […]