Five Minute Friday: Hero

The Mercy Retreat_fullSizeHey! It’s Five Minute Friday with Lisa-Jo Baker and the prompt today is the word Hero!

According to the Merriam Webster online dictionary, a hero is a person who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities.

Boy, that word brave just keeps hollering to me. If you spend any time around here then you know my one word is brave, and that I’ve made an acronym out of the word.


Ready and


Vying for

Everything God wants to do in my heart and through my life.

God has called me to carry out some huge ministry events this year, and He wants me to be brave. However, the most wonderful part is that he hasn’t called me to do it alone. He has provided and equipped some wonderful women to work alongside me. They remind me of the mark Christ has engraved on my heart and continually push me to keep going. Even when it’s hard… Even when it hurts…

These women aren’t writers and yet I’ve asked them to come up with bios for a blog page relating to The Mercy Retreat – They did it!

You should have seen the looks on their faces when I told them I was arranging for them to have head shots taken for The Mercy Retreat page on the blog – They did it!

When I’m overwhelmed they say things such as, “We are called to support you in your calling.”

I attach the word hero to these amazing women!

Over the last two years I have studied the Word of God with them. Each is wonderful, beautiful, and brave. They are a group of women who chase hard after the things of God, and I’m so thankful we get to walk through this next door together!

Who are the hero’s in your life?



PS: Check back tomorrow If you want to see these beautiful women and learn more about them! Just click on The Mercy Retreat/ Meet The Mercy Retreat Team at the top of my home page.



  1. Thank you for your kind words over at my blog! I like your picture of “hero” too. What a gift to be surrounded by such wonderful women.

  2. I’ve been reading your developments with interest. i too feel God calling me to something (not the same as yours mind you but still) and i feel out of my depth. its hard to know where to begin, i think i have to just jump in and be brave! And interestingly enough, my FMF post also ended up reflecting on brave although in an entirely different way. thanks for sharing yours!

  3. Jen, you’re going to be awesome! Knowing that you’re doing this great thing with the strength of the Lord because HE is the hero. I wish you the best!

  4. Amazing! How blessed you are to have these women in your life. They get to receive some of the reward too, don’t they? Blessings to them and you! My heroes, you ask? I wrote about one of mine on my FMF. Blessings to you. Love your blog

  5. I’m excited to see what God has for you this year as you step out. And what a blessing to have those kinds of women in your life. Blessings to you as you embrace that Brave this year.

    • Thank you, Alia! It’s always amazing what God will do within us when we make the choice to be brave and obey His calling on our lives. Thanks for reading! Have a great weekend!

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