Monday, February 2, 2015

.be brave.

Courage, dear heart.

C.S. Lewis

I am not a brave person.

On my journey of being an active duty military family, a mama to three sweet kiddos close in age, and far away from home, being brave is important. Living with fear and self-pity is miserable.

So this is my year to be brave.

To embrace my life where it is and thrive. To cherish the moments I have with my children, before the moments are gone. To invest my time in friendships, not tasks. To be a witness to others' lives.

Being brave does not come naturally to me. It's hard. It's frightening. But it will be worth it.

For God gave us a spirit not of fear, but of power and love and self-control.

2 Timothy 1:7




  1. One of my favorite scriptures.

  2. Bravo! It's not easy being brave--but good for you for stepping up and taking hold of that word and applying it in all the right ways in your life. May you feel God's presence on your journey :).

  3. Yes Be brave! it's not natural to me either. Love the scripture

  4. Great post Laura. I love it. As a fellow military spouse I totally get this post. Be Brave! You are so strong. :)

  5. This I your year - I love that line - remember that - 2015 - Courage!!! FEAR NOT!

  6. As a child I was naturally brave. But as life has gone on, I've seen so much that makes me afraid. So now I am no longer naturally brave.

    I join you in acting brave this year. In fact something I've said for years, but not always been ale to follow is, "Don't let fear make your decisions for you."

    Good thing that our God is big enough to handle us, our fears and the rest of the world.