Meet B*rad*

Day #5.

Well, we did it!!   We made it through our first week of “Living Brave.”

The first week of anything is a sort of “get in the groove” type of intentional movement.

We work out the kinks, we ask some tough questions, we manuever things, attitudes, schedules around to incorporate this new endeavor.

Take some time to review the Live Brave questions from the past week, and journal your thoughts.  Where do you want to find yourself come Monday?  Do you need to tweek your brave or reveal more of the broken so that the brave can start flowing out of it?  Are you afraid to move towards your brave or are you energized?  What one thing were you surprised with this past week?  Share that with us.

Before the weekend starts, I wanted to introduce you to someone. (something)


This is B*rad*, I drive 45 minutes each day, Monday – Friday, to lay under B*rad*’s radiation filter for 15 minutes.  He moves and encircles my body, as his beam permeates me in four different areas of my upper body.  He doesn’t make much noise…just a hum, but I finally had the courage  to open my eyes and watch as the screen opens and shuts to let radiation out.  It’s a little unnerving to be honest.  I wonder now if I could be termed a nuclear weapon?  Well, I know I am radioactive material at the least.   I figured if I am going to have to be here 35 more times, under his care, I might as well name him.  So today, as he was moving around me, I thought of some names…

Randy?  No, that was my son’s old dog’s name.

Radnor?  No, that was a street we lived on in Lakewood, years ago.

Radcliff?  No, too proper.

Brad?  YES!  B*rad*.

So everyone meet, B*rad*.  Here is where my LIVE BRAVE journey takes me five days a week.

I want to know what  your “LIVE BRAVE” journey  looks like.  Would you take a picture and send it to me?  I want to create a collage of our LIVE BRAVE photos and make it our facebook cover photo.   Everyone who sends me a photo will go into a drawing for one of our Live Brave, Not Broken tank tops.  Email all photos in .jpg form to  Deadline is July 27th.  Drawing to be held on July 29th.

And finally, I have been reading ALL of your comments and stories.  WOW!  You are all amazing.  Thank you for sharing.  I am thinking I want to highlight some of your stories, one day a week….so don’t be surprised if you get an email from me?  Because you can always say no.  But I really believe that you all have a voice that matters and makes a difference in this world to help others Live Brave.

I want to leave you with a prayer/meditation from St. Theresa of Avila.

Let nothing upset you
Let nothing startle you
All things pass;
God does not change
Patience wins all it seeks.
Whoever has God lacks nothing. 
God alone is enough.  

May it saturate you with its truth.

And may we meet back again on Monday, ready…for another week of Living Brave.

Peace and Grace,


4 thoughts on “Meet B*rad*

  1. “Patience wins all it seeks” – amen! It can be challenging to wait for the answer, the healing, the revelation….but there is so much to learn and discover while I wait…so I will lean on another quote “just keep swimming…”

  2. reviewing the questions and answers I have swirling in my spirit; some I wrote out in my journal, some I shared on this sight yet a lot of my processing is the swirls of my spirit. I feel the best theme for my “Live Brave; Not Broken” movement will be: To stand gracefully in my truth!

    My mess will be my message! He didn’t pull me out of the muck and mire for me to stand quietly with weak knees.

    Thank you, Lesely, for encouraging me to be intentional with embracing my swirls!! I’m SwiRLiNG with the Holy Spirit!!!

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