How to Discern God’s Chastening for Us

When I was a missionary, every time we would be transferred to a new area, we would gather as missionaries and sign each other’s transfer journals. These little journals allowed us to write a note and parting thoughts to missionaries we had come to know and be friends with. We would find a blank page […]

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The Most Important Advice I Would Tell my Teenage Self…

If you could tell your teenage self one piece of advice, what would that be?This was the final question I was asked in a recent interview for the Becoming Podcast for Teens. Surprisingly, my advice to my teenage self is the same advice I need everyday as an adult…“I love and accept you, Brooke”.This is […]

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Ep. 71 If You Want Different Results, Then Do Something Different.

 Have you ever felt stuck in a pattern or habit that frustrates you? Perhaps you’re familiar with the oft quoted phrase stating, The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results… We humans are creatures of habit. We crave what is familiar, even if it’s not […]

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Laws have Consequences and Blessings

It’s important to remember we humans experience offense and wrath far different than God does.  When we experience those emotions we can easily switch into our natural man identity and close off and be reactive.  God however is unchanging in his identity.  He is always a God of love and and a God of longsuffering […]

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Christ is the Breath of Life

Six years ago I found myself in a Life Flight Helicopter gasping for breath. The EMT was shouting at me, “Stay with us Brooke! Stay with us Brooke!” I knew I could not live if I could not breathe. And in that moment, a phrase manifested into my mind… “Christ is the breath of life.” […]

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Ep. 70 What’s Awesome About This?

When life feels dark and burdensome, you may not automatically ask yourself, “What’s awesome about this?” Human nature is such that we easily ruminate when we get stuck or face a challenge. But God has commanded us to be grateful in every circumstance and to find the good. We’ll talk about why this is a […]

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Obstacles Make Me Stronger

Have you ever heard the mantra Obstacles Make Me Stronger? In our house we like to call it OMMS for short.  This is one of the affirmations that my kids say at night as part of their bedtime routine.   Recently, when driving in the car my five-year-old daughter spoke up and said,   “Mom…what […]

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How to Clarify Your Life’s Purpose

I’m going to share something that may be unpopular…  I don’t think you should follow your passion! That seems to be a trendy thing we’ve heard a lot about in the last few years… “Follow your passion!” “Go create a business you feel really passionate about.” I disagree. I was recently interviewed by the talented […]

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Ep. 69 Contrast Helps You See

Have you ever wished for all your problems to go away? Have you ever wished for perfect health, or that you wouldn’t have to work so hard for things, or that money and resources were always available for you? Have you ever wished that all your relationships were peaceful? Wouldn’t that be the perfect life? […]

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The Spiral is in Our DNA

The spiral is in your DNA.  We were made for repentance. We were made to re-turn.  We can spiral up or down! The imagery of the spiral is important to understanding our growth.  We’re human. We react. We mess up. We get off track. We start a new habit that lasts two days and then […]

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