Rebirth. {A Poem of Redemption}

Today's post is written by our Brave Poet, Jazmyne Tamar Johnson... Crushed in humility and flowered with mercy. I am not perfect. Apologies on the forefront beside fear. The courage I feigned, wavering at the possible rejections. I can't answer all my questions. Why must love be tough? Why do friendships die? Why can't I … Continue reading Rebirth. {A Poem of Redemption}

Flight [A Poem of Restoration]

Today's post is written by our Brave Writer, Jazmyne Tamar. I have been fulfilled and forgiven. My identity not in myself. Not in my life. Not in who I am and what I can do. Life True LIFE in who He is. What He gave. Whom He gave it for. & Why? Why? So that … Continue reading Flight [A Poem of Restoration]

Plumerias, Shells, & Waves.

Today's post is written by our brave writer, Jazmyne Tamar Johnson. It was a Sunday afternoon.  Lesley had begun to pray and I resisted the strong urge to release my tears from their thresholds. I refused to let a single tear shed from my eyes, as I did not desire to make a scene of … Continue reading Plumerias, Shells, & Waves.

Faith 101

Today’s post is written by our Brave Writer, Jazmyne Tamar Johnson  2:00 P.M. Saturday afternoon. Although my curtains are drawn and block out the majority of the rays, I can still see the reflection of light on my bedroom walls; I turn my face into the pillow. For some reason, today, the sun reminds me … Continue reading Faith 101

Perseverance.

Today’s post is written by our Brave Writer, Jazmyne Tamar Johnson  Perseverance: "Blessed is the [woman] who perseveres under trial, because when [she] has stood the test, [she] will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him." -James 1:12 (*changes made so that I can't justify that only men are … Continue reading Perseverance.

“Joy” – Nehemiah 8:10

Today’s post is written by our Brave Writer, Jazmyne Tamar Johnson  Joy:   Nehemiah 8:10 - “Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” During my childhood, I can recall that I always wanted to be a warrior princess. Oddly enough, I was not too intrigued with the idea of being left at home while the men (or … Continue reading “Joy” – Nehemiah 8:10

Dethroned by None

A poem by Jazmyne Tamar ******************************************** Try as I might, my jewels don’t shine as brilliantly as they should. My lament fogs my judgment and my joy has been clouded with lies of sorrow and mourning. I should be happy. I should be dancing in Your Presence with songs of death conquered by Your Life … Continue reading Dethroned by None

“Growing Pains”

Today's post introduces you  to our last and youngest BRAVE Writer,  Jazmyne Tamar Johnson.  Her maturity and depth of understanding of identity is inspiring to all.  If you have a young adult in your life struggling with their self-hood, would you share this post with them.   Grow (grō) noun. 1.     (of a living thing) undergo natural development by … Continue reading “Growing Pains”