“Mommy, you know . . . dreams can be SCARY!”


“When you realize you are worth every moment of sweat, it takes to make your dream, your desires happen; motivation is strong, and your mind is renewed. When you proclaim you are made for more – you are taking out the negative and replacing it with positive powerful progress that becomes life changing and contagious.” ~ Jennifer Goodson, Copyright © 2014.  All Rights Reserved.  

“Mommy, you know . . . dreams can be SCARY!”


How true is that! Yes, baby, dreams can be scary if we look at them through the eyeglass of fear and doubt.  When we allow our thoughts to flow freely without reflecting them upon the promises of God, fear and doubt begin to cloud our view of the journey.

If you are feeling a little like my baby girl, “Dreams can be scary!” then I encourage you to reevaluate what has been permitted within your thought process.  Daily we must renew our minds before we venture out into conversations with our spouse, the workplace, or even taking care of our children.  Renewal is not an easy, click of the button.  We must take the time to stop, look, and listen.

  • Stop our minds from running ninety to nothing  ~
  • Look at what we have allowed to be portrayed as truth ~ separate the truths from the lies ~
  • Listen to the voice of the Father and walk it out ~

Our mind can be the enemy of our soul that reaches in and robs us of not only our relationships, but also our destiny.  A simple way to stop the enemy of fear and doubt is to deny it access with positive words.  As we begin to speak positive declarations over our day and any circumstance, we will see the power it produces and clarity of our dreams.
What it comes down to, is realizing the most important factor of your dreams  . . .

You were made for more! 
More ~ potential ~ success ~ favor ~ greatness ~

When you realize you are worth every moment of sweat, it takes to make your dream, your desires happen; motivation is strong, and your mind is renewed.  When you proclaim you are made for more – you are taking out the negative and replacing it with positive powerful progress that becomes life changing and contagious.

I challenge you today to cast all fear aside, put your running shoes back on, and run towards your dreams!

Why?  Because . . . You were made for more!   There is a more “powerful you’ than where you are right now and in order to arrive there you’ve got to MOVE!  Remember this if nothing at all ~

“God gives grace to run the vision that is desired and designed for our destiny.”
~ excerpt from Insightful Reflections of the Human Kind by Jennifer Goodson Copyright © 2012.  All Rights Reserved.
Suggested Reading:  Galatians 2:2 

All Brake 5 Blogs and written works by Jennifer Goodson are Copyright © 2008-2016. All Rights Reserved.

Power of Prayer


“When prayer is lacking doubt has permission to walk in and bring its friend fear. Together they can wreck havoc on a man’s mind and his steps will falter. Prayer can be intimidating for some but when operating can be the leader of right decisions for the right time. A person does not have to be a genius to begin praying, it begins with one knee down at a time.”     

~Portals of Wisdom, Jennifer Goodson Copyright © 2010.  All Rights Reserved.

 

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What I Believe is What I do


lightstock-social-graphic-miller_believeOne can be saved but when an individual is NOT in full pursuit after Christ the process of renewing the mind does not happen. Instead, the mind is filled with the things of this world and one loses sight of Godly TRUTH. The renewing of our minds on a daily basis is vital in order to pursue a heart after God. For when our minds are renewed, our hearts are in full pursuit of Godliness, Holiness, and Righteousness, and all behavior and words spoken become a reflection of these. It is true of what they say, “Out of your mouth your heart speaks.” What one fills their mind with will eventually spill out onto their tongue for all to see and hear.  ~ Jennifer Goodson Copyright © 2016.  All Rights Reserved.   All Brake 5 Blogs and written works by Jennifer Goodson are Copyright © 2008-2016. All Rights Reserved.

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You are not alone we are here for you!
To request prayer please click here Jennifer connects with Brake 5’s group of intercessors and they pray over all the requests that have been sent in via email or through one of Brake 5’s social media sites. Connection to Jennifer and/or the Brake 5 Staff can be made through email brake5withjenn@gmail.com or by calling our office at (863) 968-6480.

Pastoral Counseling sessions are daily upon appointment.
Sessions are held via phone, Skype, or face to face. Schedule a time today. A small donation is appreciated for pastoral counseling and mentorship programs. To book Jennifer Goodson as a speaker for your upcoming event please contact her through the Brake 5 website Click Here

Jennifer Goodson

Jennifer Goodson Founder of Brake 5

Jennifer ministers to women from all walks of life worldwide. Weekly she provides pastoral counseling to women seeking guidance, mentoring, & connecting them with other professionals within their local areas. Call for an appointment today. To book Jennifer for your conference or event please contact our offices via the links above. If you would like to financially support what Brake 5 is doing please contact our offices .

Brake 5 Annual Women’s Conference Retreats ~ SHE Velocity. If you would like to host a Brake 5 Woman’s Conference in your area please contact us.

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Life Happens & It Stinks!


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The Vine ~ Brake 5’s Devotional Newsletter

Life Happens & It Stinks ~ April 2016 Issue

You know, if anyone would have told me years ago what I would have to go through to be where I am today I would have probably slapped them. “Nope. Not me, not going to happen. I’m going to do things this way. I’m going to live this way. I’ll make sure my children do this or do that.”

Yep, that about sums it up. Well, we all know that usually is NEVER the TRUE STORY . . .

What about you. Have you ever wondered if you or if someone else in your life would have made a different choice, a better choice, not the ‘sin’ choice, that life would be seamless – different – stress free?

I am sure all of us are nodding our heads right now and thinking of more than one thing that could have saved us from saying, “OUCH!”

So many choices in life, including our own, involve those around us. Not everyone thinks forward . . . how their choice at any given moment will affect the lives of others. One person’s choice can bring consequences for those who are innocent. It is heartbreaking and at times earth shattering.

BUT THE GOOD NEWS is God, our Heavenly Father has a purpose for ALL things.
My favorite verse, Romans 8:28 says,
“We are assured and know that (God being a partner in their labor) all things work together and are (fitting into a plan) for good to and for those who love God and are called according to (His) design and purpose.”

Knowing this is valuable when we walk through trials and tribulations that seem quite unfair. For if we know that God can take one mistake, no matter the size of that mistake, and use if for His glory. Than at that moment we are challenged to do the same.

His Word clearly states that we are ALL called and have a design and a purpose. Being this is true then He has promised that He will work out all according to His perfect plan…Not our plan but His plan.

Yes, the verse says, “fitting into a plan.” What does that mean, Jenn?

We are given a choice as God has created us as beings of free will. He knows what lies ahead of each choice that is made. Whatever choice, He has foreseen the outcome. Even though at times we may feel that this choice by our own doing or another’s as DERAILED the plans of God – we must remember God partners with us in our labor called LIFE and fits everything into His plan for Him to receive ALL THE GLORY at the end.

Now, listen I do want to say, being in the midst of a trial is NEVER EASY. To say so, I would be lying. NEVERTHELESS, it is a lot EASIER with God on our side. There are times we wonder if His presence is even there while decisions are to be made in order to just survive. I have to always remind myself of the memorial stones that I have placed before the current trial. I am reminded of my Father’s faithfulness to see me and my family through. I am reminded of the many miracles He has done in our lives. Most importantly, I am reminded of His love for me and His grace that is sufficient for me everyday. I then know that a memorial stone will soon be placed for this current storm. His presence rushes in and His peace consumes me as I begin to trust in Him, not in my own understanding, as I begin to praise Him for His ways are perfect and unfailing.

Life happens and is unfair but 2 Thessalonians 1:7 says, “God will give relief to you who are troubled.” God encourages us in His Word to stand strong and be courageous no matter what we may endure here on earth. He will be with us at every moment we need Him. By keeping open communication with Him through prayer and worship, surrounding your environment with His presence, He will be your strength through it all.

I encourage you to pray without ceasing, to flood your environment with worship, and even when you do not ‘feel like it’ PRAISE Him. He is the only one who can get you through the storm, drive it away, and bring a solution.

Father, please protect us and give us wisdom through Your Holy Spirit. Help us to be just and fair in everything we do so that we are good representatives for You. Help us to see each situation, each trial in Your perspective and not our own. Give us the strength to remain steadfast (unflinching endurance and patience). Keep us firm in our faith in the midst of all the persecutions and distresses of this present day. We know You are holding us up and for this we can stand. In Jesus, Might Name, Amen.

Praying for all of you!
Keep smilin’, Jenn

All Brake 5 Blogs and written works by Jennifer Goodson are Copyright © 2008-2016. All Rights Reserved.

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You are not alone we are here for you!
To request prayer please click here Jennifer connects with Brake 5’s group of intercessors and they pray over all the requests that have been sent in via email or through one of Brake 5’s social media sites. Connection to Jennifer and/or the Brake 5 Staff can be made through email brake5withjenn@gmail.com or by calling our office at (863) 968-6480.

Pastoral Counseling sessions are daily upon appointment.
Sessions are held via phone, Skype, or face to face. Schedule a time today. A small donation is appreciated for pastoral counseling and mentorship programs. To book Jennifer Goodson as a speaker for your upcoming event please contact her through the Brake 5 website Click Here

Jennifer Goodson

Jennifer Goodson Brake 5 Founder

Jennifer ministers to women from all walks of life worldwide. Weekly she provides pastoral counseling to women seeking guidance, mentoring, & connecting them with other professionals within their local areas. Call for an appointment today. To book Jennifer for your conference or event please contact our offices via the links above. If you would like to financially support what Brake 5 is doing please contact our offices .

Brake 5 Annual Women’s Conference Retreats ~ SHE Velocity. If you would like to host a Brake 5 Woman’s Conference in your area please contact us.  www.theSHEVELOCITY.com

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90 Day Challenge with Lisa


13076600_10208199923128463_240222513211761059_nBrake 5 is excited to announce its new Health Coach, Lisa Kramer. Within each newsletter, “THE VINE”, you’ll receive the FAST 5, EAT IT UP with Lisa, and monthly FIT 4 LIFE with Jenn tips. We are honored to have Lisa join our team!

Make sure to check back in May to read her tips on healthy eating, Brake 5’s 90 Day Challenge, FAST 5 recipes, etc. with Lisa!

To prepare for our 90 Day Challenge stay tuned to THE VINE May Issue. Lisa’s bio is below for your reading enjoyment. Get to know our health coach! To Register for the 90 Day Challenge fill out the form here:


Lisa was born in the Midwest and later moved with her family to Florida. At anlisa kramer early age, she had emergency life saving surgery due to organ failure but, since her mother was a nurse, developed a sense of wellness. Lisa did not play competitive sports in elementary and middle school but in her teens became very involved in athletics. By the time Lisa was in her twenties, her body had adapted so well to an athletic lifestyle that it seemed difficult for outsiders to understand that she had experienced serious health issues.

Lisa continued through her early adulthood in good health but in her late thirties she became aware that her organ problems were returning with a vengeance. The normal routine of life became increasingly difficult as she was married and caring for a family with one child in elementary school and a second in college. After 20 years in the hospitality industry, Lisa believed that God was leading her into a coaching career. She began to coach middle school girls and boys and later went on to coach collegiate tennis and golf while still actively coaching high school and club volleyball. Lisa’s health problems continued and began to limit her ability to coach. Naturally, this was frustrating to Lisa but she pushed on to care for her family and work even as the hope for a full recovery decreased.

As Lisa continued to battle these obstacles, she learned she would have to face yet another one in the form of food allergies. After additional life sustaining and saving surgeries, Lisa found the recovery process to be uncommonly slow and difficult. It is now believed that one reason for this was that, unbeknownst to her doctors, she had Celiac Disease while another complicating factor was the compounded stress of divorce.

Lisa discovered that eating food away from home was difficult as many people do not understand that gluten actually “hides” in many foods. This prompted her to start a whole food diet in which she sought out minimally processed foods and foods grown from the ground.

Because of Lisa’s vigor and determination for a God centered and healthy lifestyle, today she is happy and firmly rooted in her Christian faith. She enjoys life the way it was intended to be lived, one day at a time!

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If you are needing prayer please fill out our prayer request form link at the top of the page. Jennifer will contact you once she has received your request if that is what you desire. Otherwise your name will placed on our prayer list for Saturday morning prayer.

Mentorship programs are offered free of charge along with free pastoral counseling. For more information please feel out the contact form found in the links above.