butt dust

Today's post comes from Brave Writer, Lorretta Stembridge. ************************************* For as long as I can remember, I've had an artistic "shape",  encouraged and strangely embodied by my rather "rough and ready" mother. Since grade school,  it's found expression through music. While I've never been outrageously good, I joke that what I lack in true talent, I'll make up for … Continue reading butt dust

Let Me Entertain You

Today’s post is written by our Brave Artist Mariah Neilson ************************************************************************   Let me entertain you. That would be easier. Easier than opening up to you. It would be easy to create a story, so you can't see my pain.   Let me entertain you. Something - interesting. Enticing. Alluring. I will tell wild tales … Continue reading Let Me Entertain You

Writer, we want to encourage you.

Today's post is written by Brave Writer Stacey Daze. You sit down to face the internet. It's not quite like standing in front of an audience, for there is a blank wall between you and everyone in the world. But sometimes it's still scary. An invisible connection which can't be seen nor felt some days. … Continue reading Writer, we want to encourage you.

Me {First}.

Today's post comes from Live Brave founder and creator, Lesley Glenn I am not sure when it happened in the 30 years of being a Christian. Or how it happened. I just know it did. The indoctrination of "giving it all away, in the name of Jesus." Maybe I did it to myself. Maybe I … Continue reading Me {First}.

Evangelism in the Park

Today's post is by our Brave Writer, Angela Giles Klocke The wind picks up suddenly and blows all my name cards away from me, just as I am about to take the group shot. Like a scene out of a comedy, I take off chasing them. Two elude me, flying farther away each time I … Continue reading Evangelism in the Park

Deep Eyes

Today's post is written by Brave Writer, Melanie Neilson. Deep Eyes I let myself breath deeply the fresh air as I closed my eyes and thanked God for allowing me to return.  I could hear the sounds of children laughing, chickens clucking, mommas yelling and a fire popping.  Kicking off my shoes I stepped into … Continue reading Deep Eyes

Choosing to slay the dragons within

Today's post is written by Brave Writer Stacey Lozano. I have struggled within the past decade or so with striving to be free from many things. I have studied the Bible, I have learned God's words and read the examples He left us, I have taken great strides, but recently I realized something which changes … Continue reading Choosing to slay the dragons within

Rebirth

Today's post is from Live Brave founder and creator, Lesley Glenn.  I plugged in my earphones, and opened my lap top to engage in my morning meditation/contemplative prayer ritual. My  iTunes started to play music, and I thought it a tad strange because I had not opened this app for probably a week.  The impression … Continue reading Rebirth

Drawn By Love {Part 1}

Today's post comes from Brave Artist and Founder, Lesley Glenn. Brave Writer, Melanie, is down sick with the flu. So, I am stepping in for her today. This is a repost, from 2011. Much has happened since I originally posted this blog, and the rest of the story will be told with Part 2 on … Continue reading Drawn By Love {Part 1}

When trying again is the brave choice

Today's post is by our Brave Writer, Angela Giles Klocke I wasn't going to tell anyone when I started school again. I didn't want to talk about how I failed before. Which isn't exactly true, because you have to finish something before you can call it a success or failure. So, really, I've been a … Continue reading When trying again is the brave choice