I try to only design things that I need to hear-- which is probably why my wall is covered with the words "brave" and "courage". I need courage more than anyone I know. I am so fearful of failing, and I think that fear holds me back. Wait, I KNOW that fear holds me back. Back from taking risks, from doing what I love, from trying and seeing what might happen. But you know what that fear is also holding me back from? TRUTH. BEAUTY. JOY. HOPE. So much GOODNESS the Lord has to offer than I hold myself back from through fear. I listened to a Tim Keller sermon about how many of us hold ourselves back from pursuing different things out of fear of failure, and how it's just NOT TRUE because the cross has taken on that shame and fear and given us HOPE and FREEDOM.Thankfully, today is a new start. A new month, a new opportunity, a chance to try again. To try, and maybe fail, and maybe be embarrassed, but maybe be more than even just okay. So if you've felt less than courageous lately, be brave with me. Courage, Dear Heart.