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Hope in a Self-Protection World
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Hope in a Self-Protection World

I’ve been having an email conversation with my son, Terrill, lately. I have lots of these but this one has taken an interesting turn. He has issues of trust. He has not trusted us. He is currently finishing up his longest prison sentence yet so he has a lot of biding time to do. He […]

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 […]

Esther’s Bravery
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Esther’s Bravery

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 […]

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 […]

Cheers to Those Who Lean Into the Holy Tension
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Cheers to Those Who Lean Into the Holy Tension

I know this great guy. He used to be a camp counselor at a camp I regularly speak at. He’s just announced that he’s going to run as a state representative to the Pennsylvania General Assembly. If elected he’ll be the third youngest person ever sworn in. When he personally told me he was going […]

Justified in Your Unforgiveness
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Justified in Your Unforgiveness

“Being strong means you avenge any wrong done to you. If someone hits you or pushes you, you have to push back harder. You don’t just let things go, because if you do, people won’t stop pushing and taking until there’s nothing left of you.” That is a quote from this book Convicted: A Crooked Cop, […]

“Becoming What They Told Me I Was”
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“Becoming What They Told Me I Was”

I just finished reading a painful autobiography. It is the story of an African American man who was set up by the police and the police officer who set him up. The title is Convicted: A Crooked Cop, An Innocent Man, and an Unlikely Journey of Forgiveness and Friendship. Forgiveness is the brave part of […]

Fighting Nostalgia So God Can Lead Us To New Obstacles in Our Lives
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Fighting Nostalgia So God Can Lead Us To New Obstacles in Our Lives

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 […]

Insight from a Former “Actor”
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Insight from a Former “Actor”

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 […]