Brave-Writer’s Workshop

Happy Thursday y’all! Today I am participating in Mama Kat’s writers workshop! Each week Mama Kat provides several blogging prompts to help bloggers keep de ‘ol writer’s block away! I chose the prompt: “write a post inspired by the word BRAVE”.

As an adjective, BRAVE is defined as: courageous – gallant – valiant – bold. As a verb, BRAVE is defined as: defy – dare – challenge – face.

The last few months have taught me BRAVE also means asking for help. BRAVE means going to bed when my body is tired instead of valiantly trying to get it all done. BRAVE is seeking truth as negative thoughts swirl around in my mind. But most of all, love is BRAVE.

Lisa Jo Baker described BRAVE as a whisper some days and a battle cry on others. So true.

With every dance fitness class I teach, I get the awesome opportunity to watch women dance in spite of all that is going on in their lives. But more than that, I see women saying hello to each other. I see women giving much-needed hugs. I see women challenging other ladies in the class to work harder.

Even the little ones get in on the action!  This mama daughter shake contest has BRAVE written all over it!(LOL)

Becky and Edith

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9

Dear God,

Thank you so much for the very air I breathe. Please continue to remind me that I am my BRAVEst when I surrender my plans and my will to you.


How do you define the word BRAVE? {Tell me in the comments:)}


  1. Asking for help when you need it or taking a rest, if you need it is definitely brave. Those things can be scary and I think doing anything that might scare you as brave.

  2. I had a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction last year, and all I could think of was how soon I could return to Zumba class! (I felt like it at 2 weeks post-op, but my plastic surgeon said he would rather I waited until 6 weeks). Your definition of brave as defy, dare, challenge, face is spot on!

  3. What a fun job and that’s the best picture! It would take a lot of bravery to get me INTO one of those classes, let alone teach one. Keep it up!!

  4. Great post. What joy the picture of the mother and daughter shakin’ it brings. I love to see parents interacting with their kids.

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