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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 […]

Happy New Year, Brave Travelers on This Broken Road of Faith
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Happy New Year, Brave Travelers on This Broken Road of Faith

I’m reading Dr. Brene’ Brown’s newest book, Dare to Lead. Duh that I am. I am a big fan. In the introduction Dr. Brown lays it out for us: If you choose courage, you will absolutely know failure, disappointment, setback and even heartbreak. …That’s why it’s so rare. –Dr. Brene’ Brown, Dare to Lead, p. […]

Resolutions Schmesolutions
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Resolutions Schmesolutions

It’s almost that time again, a new year! Time to put aside the old and create new! Time to look at your goals and create that ever updating, ever mocking, ever reminder of falling short, never lasting, New Year’s Resolution. Or is it? My mom and I used to make New Year’s Resolutions together, sometimes […]

Half of Everyone in Church is Single
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Half of Everyone in Church is Single

This is not click-bait to raise your already jaded attitude towards church. This is a fact. A Pew Research Center study released in 2017 found that 42% American adults are living without a spouse or a partner. That number is up 3% since ten years ago in 2007, when it was 39%. The biggest change […]

We’ll Always Be a Mix of Fear and Faith (This is a brave truth)
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We’ll Always Be a Mix of Fear and Faith (This is a brave truth)

“I know one thing I want,” Meg sighed. “I don’t want to be afraid anymore. But I’ve been afraid for so long, It’s in the air I breathe. I just don’t know how to get rid of my fears, Katherine. And I need to get rid of my fears so I can follow Jesus.” Katherine […]

The Lie You Tell Yourself That God is Not Enough
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The Lie You Tell Yourself That God is Not Enough

I am so lucky to be leading this teen girls’ Bible study from my local church I serve we call Peace Girls. It’s all about “wasted time” to just talk so we can find peace in our lives. After 37 years of youth ministry, today’s teens struggle way more with anxiety than they do peer […]

Can I Love the Wounded People Too?
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Can I Love the Wounded People Too?

Confession time. I was debating whether or not to post this, but here it is. As many of my friends and family know, I love animals. LOVE them. Dogs, cats, goats, pigs, rabbits. frogs, lizards, you name it. And yes, even snakes occasionally, lol. But my love for animals is causing a problem…. A deep […]