Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Being Brave

My friend and colleague, Mary Felch, MFT, does wonderful work with art and therapy.  I received her thoughts regarding "standing on the steps of bravery" and wanted to share . . .
To be brave does not mean one doesn't feel means that you've decided something else is more important than your fear. And so we step forward, knees shaking, voice cracking, tears swelling and we refuse to hide. We move out and own the life we only hoped was possible. Bit by bit we find we are much stronger than we thought we were. Sometimes to our own amazement we find we are still standing through the battle. And there are these undeniable moments where we feel God is with us.
If you are struggling today and the wind and the waves are tossing your fragile heart about, stand firm. Take one brave step forward, and do it today. Remember what you already know to be true. Reach out and find support, and know that just like the mighty redwood trees who are said to be holding hands under ground, whose roots grow into each other under the earth, we can stand taller when we take the hand of a friend. So take that deep breath, and let yourself be brave! 
We all have those moments when we are staring fear in the face.  Living and loving well takes great courage.  I pray you will have the courage to take heart and take a hand.  In doing so you will find that on the other side of fear is freedom.  The world and wonder of God's provision will open up to you as you put feet to faith.

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.  
 2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV)

To visit Mary Felch, MFT, click here.  


  1. Dear Dr. Kendra,

    So good to know you through your profile on the Blogger. I am also glad to know that you are a Doctor. Well the Post "Being brave" on your Blog Kendra's Korner" is very thoughtful and thank you for sharing this thought on your Blog. Well I would like to introduce my self to you. I am in the Pastoral ministry for last 33yrs in the great city of Mumbai, India a city with great contrast where richest of rich and the poorest of poor live with a population of 18 million people of which half of the population lives in the slums and those who live in the slums are the people who are poverty stricken, marginalized, underprivileged and socially, economically and politically oppressed. We reach out to such people with the love of Christ to bring healing to the broken hearted and to give them better hope, future and purpose in their lives. We also encouage young as well as adult people from the West to come on a short term missions trip to work with us. Since you are a Doctor it would be so great if you prayerfully think of giving two to three weeks time to work with us in the slums where pooreat of poor with major health issues can be treated. God willing I am coming to States in the month of July 2013 and will be in Sanfranscio California in the middle of July and will be so glad to meet you and share more about our ministry in the slums of Mummbai. My email id is and my name is Diwakar wankhede

  2. falling behind on this blogging stuff huh? ive been checking everyday for two years.... Nada... :-(