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Five Minute Friday – Brave

On Fridays I link to Lisa Jo Baker and take only 5 minute to write a post. Great for making me to sit and write with total freedom. Here goes:


Jan Cox

Janis Cox – age 6

As a young girl my shyness kept me from trying new things. I didn’t put my hand up in class; I hated speaking in front of the class; terror struck in my heart when I had to go somewhere new or on my own.

My Dad, who was a Captain in WWII, always encouraged me; never put me down for my shyness; and told me to be strong and brave.

Gradually over the years I developed a better sense of daring. I started to teach school and felt capable and prepared to be a good teacher. I encouraged my students to relax with one another and have respect for one another. They blossomed.

I married and had children. They helped me to be braver – especially with spiders, bees and snakes. Of course, when they fell or got sick I had to be brave as well.

But true bravery did not happen until later in my life when I met Jesus fully and since that time nothing has stood in my way of trying something new. I do say in my bio that I won’t bungee jump and that is true but I do meet new people, try new activities and go new places by myself.

And I stand up for Jesus – no fear of telling people what I believe and what He has done in my life.

This has only happened since the fear has fled and been replaced by a new sense of God in me.

Nothing can separate me from God – No thing.
So how can I be afraid of anything? I can’t. (tweet this)

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of Godthat is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39, NIV).

I guess that is bravery. Brave because I have Jesus.

Time is up. What do you think of when you hear the word “BRAVE”?

Have a great weekend,



Linking in with Lisa-Jo Baker and Five Minute Fridays.

Time’s up. What do you think of when you think of the word BRAVE?

1. Write for 5 minutes flat for pure unedited love of the written word.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in {you can grab the button code in my blog footer}
3. Go leave some comment props for the five minute artist who linked up before you {and if you love us, consider turning off word verification for the day to make it easier for folks to say howdy}

It’s a great way to catch your breath at the end of a long week.


BRAVE – Five Minute Fridays


A good practice for making me write – Five Minute Fridays. Linking onto The Gypsy Mama with the word  BRAVE.

Here are the rules:

Around here we write for five minutes flat on Fridays.

We write because we love words and the relief it is to just write them without worrying if they’re just right or not. So we take five minutes on Friday and write like we used to run when we were kids.

On Fridays we write like we believe we can fly. Won’t you join us? (<—Tweet this!)

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Please visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments.

So here I go:


My sister and I grew up always hearing the words, “be a brave little soldier”. My Dad, a captain in World War II, knew that in order to be strong, one must be brave. Bravery means to me to keep my head up, be a clear thinker, not let the “world” get to me, and always stick with the truth (even if it hurts).

I know that God helps us be brave. In the face of disaster and even little disturbances He is there. He can produce a calmness and fortitude I didn’t know I had.

My daughter recently birthed a 10 pound 7 ounce baby naturally. Her focus was amazing – she concentrated on her body and listened to it. That’s bravery. We had prayer warriors in the wings praying. Thanks to all those wonderful people.

I always remember the story of David and Goliath – David faced his fears; worked through them; bravely went forth and conquered a giant.

With God’s help we can face our fears and be brave.

Time’s up.

Your turn. See the instructions above if you want to join in writing for 5 minutes.