Author Archives: Jennifer Matras

PERFORMANCE

Have you ever been around those that just try to show off with something they think is impressive? Or what about those who give you a gift or do a random act of kindness only making you feel they want … Continue Reading

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CHANGE

CHANGE – What would you say if I asked you, “Do you want to be the same person you are today a year from now?” 2 Corinthians 4:16 says, “Though outwardly we are wasting away, inwardly we are being renewed … Continue Reading

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Weekly Writing – ENOUGH

ENOUGH – Author and speaker, Brene Brown, is a world renown researcher on vulnerability and shame. She says many of us struggle with a the question, “Am I enough?” How about you? Scripture says, “If God is for us, then … Continue Reading

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BREATHE

Pastoral counselor and physician Paul Tournier once said, “Everything that is worthwhile in life is scary. Choosing a school, choosing a career, getting married, having kids – all those things are scary. If it is not fearful, it is not … Continue Reading

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Weekly Writing – THOUGHTS

In his book, Unbeatable Mind, Commander Mark Divine asks his audience, “Are you feeding the Dog of Courage or are you feeding the Dog of Fear?” This makes me think of the character in the movie Wizard of Oz, the … Continue Reading

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Weekly Writing – EMOTIONS

If I was to ask you to write a letter to all those that have helped you in your life do you know who you would thank? Would it be teachers, mentors, friends, family? In the bible, Apostle Paul ends … Continue Reading

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Weekly Writing – EXAMINE

EXAMINE – Navy SEALS are all about challenges. One mile lunge walks, 1000 reps of an exercise or even a 24 hour walk in solitude. One may think some of these could be easy. Plug into your head phones and … Continue Reading

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Weekly Writing – FEAR

Happy Amazing Mother’s Day! Can I get a big HOOYAH for all the women in the world?! Did you know the two things we can control in life are our attitudes and our work ethic? My mother definitely instilled work … Continue Reading

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Weekly Writing – BELIEFS

A few years ago I was taking some classes at Moody’s Theological Seminary. One day a professor asked, “If something becomes the norm in one’s society or culture does it make it right?” What are your thoughts to this question? … Continue Reading

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Weekly Writing – PLAY

One of my favorite moments last summer was when we decided to take our training crew to a football field. Was it being outside that made it special? Not really. Was it doing different drills together? Not exactly. What made … Continue Reading

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