Remembering Your Truths


I started off my second day at Brave Girl Camp with an early hike with some of the girls.


Idaho reminds me so much of Colorado and I really felt at home.

Because I have three younger children at home it isn't often that I am out taking a walk as the sun is coming up.


I really believe that these early morning walks could make me a morning person (as anyone who knows me is dying laughing right now)


These morning walks were so beautiful and a quiet time with some of the girls.


Besides being such a great way to start the day….it was gorgeous.


It is rare for me to just be on a walk with my camera.  I am usually chasing a child or running beside a three year old.


Not a bad way to start the day..huh????

After our hike and a delicious breakfast (the food was out of this world…still working if off) Melody shared about some of her art that she had brought and the story behind them.

Don't you love when an artist explains the beauty that they created?

When Melody shares her heart ….I have to be honest…it changes yours!

There are so many things that I want to share with you…but it just wouldn't be the same on a computer screen.

The reason these posts are harder to writer than normal is because I feel like I am trying to describe the most intimate conversation I had with a best friend and I don't want to tell anything that is too personal.

I am trying to tell you about a sacred relationship.

Does that make sense?

Who wants to come over for coffee and I will spill my guts???:-)

I really want to share one of the sweetest parts of the day.

One of our projects was to make art (whatever that is for you) that states truths about ourselves.


So we wrote letters of truths to ourselves.


Everyone's was different…..the truths and the style of their art.

Becky would hand paint on hers.

Lissa (who said she wasn't crafty or artsy) blew us away.

Here are some of mine.






On this night we had the amazing treat of having Kathy play the guitar and sing.


I truly could have listened to her for hours.

I have never seen two sisters compliment each other as beautifully as Kathy and Melody.

I guess I just want to end the day two post with asking you one question.

Are there truths about yourself that you have forgotten?

Have you forgotten because someone has spoken lies over you (maybe even yourself)?

When is the last time that you spoke those words of TRUTH out loud?

The spoken word is POWERFUL!

Even if you just take a few minutes right now and jot down some truths of yourself…I promise you…you will feel so empowered.

My words were written as if the Lord was speaking them over me.

Maybe you have a person in your life that you adore.  Use them as your special person. 

These little works of art are so precious to me. 

I even think I will hang the art around my studio so I have a constant reminder of the truths about myself.

What are you waiting for????

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  1. Amy Jo Axe

    I love the art that you created! The one that says to not give any more energy to the things that you want to be free from! I am taking that one to heart. Can’t wait to hear more.

  2. anne marie

    it’s so great to see someone open themselves up to the world, be honest and take in the moment, and delight in other’s accomplishments…………
    and yeah, I would totally love to come over for coffee, but you wouldn’t have to spill your guts πŸ™‚

  3. lissa

    I LOVE you brave girl!!! Your art is super beautiful! I wish we could go on our morning walks together!! Then I would talk you into running with me. πŸ˜‰ I miss laughing with you, crying with you, sharing our deepest secrets!! It really is hard to capture on a blog isn’t it? No more lies, right??? πŸ™‚

  4. Jackie

    Beautiful art and I love your truths. All of the posts from you girls who went are really speaking to me and touching me! The not giving more energy to the things you’d like to be free from is definitely a truth for me too! I can’t wait to talk to you about your adventure in person (or on the phone)! I love how loved and supported all of you felt – it really comes through in your writing!

  5. Camille McClelland

    Wow. I didn’t see your finished projects at brave girls and I love them. You are amazing.
    As for the spoken word…
    I tend to turn of the radio and yell things out loud when I am driving. I’m sure I look like a crazy nut, but after I give the things I want to believe a voice, then I feel the truth behind them. It’s so empowering.

  6. Leah C

    Beautiful truths…beautiful works of art. The one about “not meant to fit in” really struck me. How much time did I waste just trying to fit in when I was younger? Once again, your words inspire:)

  7. Heather

    These posts are just….inspiring, personal, real, hopeful, awesome. I love them. Thank you for sharing your journey at Brave Girls Camp!

  8. Madison

    Your creations are beautiful! I love them! Brave Girls Camp looks like such a inspirational retreat! Thanks for sharing!
    Love, Madison

  9. Martha

    Oh wow…I must say…how sharing your heart has made me think…realize…truths about ourselves…thank you for sharing something so near and dear to your heart!…and your art is AMAZING…just beautiful…and oh those walks too…sounds so neat:)

  10. Marie

    Hello Jeanne – what a beautiful post! Love the artwork you created. The sayings are precious.

  11. Julie Irish

    Jeanne aka “Lucious” I just love you I cant tell you enough. I had the best time with you and I love LOVE reading your posts.

  12. Tara

    Ok, that’s it, I am on the next plane for coffee, oh who am I kidding, beer and wine and stories galore…wait for me please!!!
    Your art is gorgeous, so inpsiring. I am no that intutive…perhaps I need to be…! thanks for sharing something so intimate!

  13. Annette Q

    I’ve got to agree with the other comments: the posts you brave girls are writing are so inspirational and beautiful!
    As for remembering our truths…its something I should definitely do, but I’m a little scared!
    Hmmm, gotta be brave like you girls;-)
    Ps. Jeanne, your artwork is incredible! Thank you for sharing.

  14. paige

    i’m all over the coming for coffee & spilling your guts gig!
    jeanne, i love the work you created. i’m sure it was a healing process….even if as you mentioned earlier you aren’t going through an acutely painful situation. sometimes our heart needs to hear truths spoken daily. i love the medium you chose.
    darn it
    i’m totally dying to copy
    i mean
    be inspired by you!

  15. tracey

    You should hang your art in your studio…it is amazing! You are a true true talent Jeanne and the words and message on these pieces of art are powerful! It’s a real joy to read about your experience at Brave Girl…thanks so much for sharing it πŸ™‚
    πŸ™‚ T

  16. amy

    the spoken truth IS so powerful! loved seeing some of your creations and precious words! so beautiful…what a special way to spend a day!

  17. kristin

    I wish you could have heard a little bird telling me about you and how funny, just cool and wonderful you are in every way during Brave Girly Camp and how you are her life friend too. I love it that you made these two precious friends. Your artwork is breathtaking your heart in words, amazing.
    So many truths I am facing about me right now! Dare I mention them, lest one might scream, or laugh, or just nod and say…Bless Her!…, smile. God has a way of taking those words and making good of them now doesn’t he! Ok, so mine is a weeeeeee bit painful right now with a big out-loud “OUCH”, but I am good with that as God makes beauty of these ashes. He is gonna…He promised my heart this! My words are now around my neck in tiny charms…Brave, Faith, Fly…because the other words that describe my truth in my heart were just the opposite.
    Soooo…I will be at your house, sayyyyy…around 2:00 tomorrow for coffee, wink!
    Yes, yes, this is the longest comment I have ever left in my life as you say, “Oh My”! Sorry about that.
    Happy, precious day to you!

  18. kasey

    i forgot to tell you..i’m on the plane right now to come have coffee….
    you did invite right?
    love your artwork….
    it’s beautiful.

  19. Lara Blair

    Your art is so wonderful, Jeanne…yet another creative endeavor for you to add to your list. How fantastic!
    I love that your heart was touched and that you revealed your own truths to yourself…the ones that hide in our minds and want to be brought to the front. You are truly taking flight and I think
    you are an amazing woman in so many ways~

  20. Nora

    I love this post. I think I need to take some time and remember the truths that have been pushed aside for so long. Thank you for reminding me.

  21. Julie

    Wow this is powerful. I am going to have to find some time to figure out my truths.
    Beautiful artwork…

  22. Madison

    Thats cool that you homeschool your kids! I only did one year in public school that was Kindergarten. And thanks I am thrilled that I won the necklace! Thanks for poppin by!
    Love, {Madison}

  23. Wow ~ what an inspiring post. Your artwork is amazing and a great reminder to you everyday of the time you had, the friends you made and how we should all be thinking…

  24. Nancy

    So amazing… I can’t wait to go to BGC in the Spring. I love your blog and I wanted to thank you for your sweet comments on mine. I can’t out how to follow yours. If you have a second can you tell me how? Sorry, I’m not very savy πŸ™‚

  25. Tracy

    Jeanne. What food for thought you’ve given me. I can’t imagine the impact actually being there……!!
    I am going to think on this tonight and then post about it tomorrow.
    I do have to tell you, I’ve never done anything like this before. I had anxiety thinking “what would I say to myself” – and that was before I will pray about it, and listen for the Lord’s truth’s the He impresses on my heart.
    Your experience is beyond words. I will bring the non-fat, pumpkin latte’s right over so we can chat. I’ll also bring some wine, I have a feeling the chat will last well into the evening!
    xoxoxo – Tracy.

  26. Shawn Seay

    Well, I have tears in my eyes. What a beautiful post. I love the letters to yourself. I am going to read it again and borrow some of your words for myself.
    Thank you so much for sharing that. I needed some of those words in my life right now…..even though they were to you:-)

  27. Julie Parmer Hosley

    LoVe your posts!!…but most of all…LOVED meeting you and spending time with you. BGC was so powerful…I will forever hold you and the other brave girls in my heart! xoxo

  28. Tricia Whisler

    Jeanne, your work is so beautiful. I love the saying about not fitting it, but standing out, being light in the darkness. That IS you. Just the few times we’ve talked and what I read here, you ARE the real deal and bring light into some of my dark days. Thank you Jeanne, and I love you!

  29. LuLu

    It’s the coffee offer still open! I’d be there in a heart beat… the more I read the more I can just imagine what the whole week was like… your art is beautiful, i love your words of truth, so amazing!
    thank you for sharing your heart,

  30. Claudia

    Jeanne – what a beautiful post! It brought tears to my eyes. Thank you. You had an amazing experience…We all need to be reminded of our true selves.

  31. Amy

    What an amazing experience to share with us. Your posts brought tears to my eyes. I can’t tell you how much so many of your posts have helped me through some rough times I have been trying to work through. Thank you for sharing your experiences & creativity.

  32. Laurel@Simply Bay's Place

    I feel so lucky that you shared this little tidbit of your amazing experience with us.
    It reminds me again, to be me.
    I feel peace while reading your blog.
    But, I think I might feel even more peaceful if we were drinking pumpkin lattes and you could spill your guts…. πŸ˜‰
    Are you freezing up there? We got a dusting but it looked like you might have been pounded with snow….Hope your keeping warm!

  33. emily ruth

    oh, i am loving hearing about your week…so cool how even though it isn’t as big for those of us who weren’t there, it’s effecting (affecting?) us too, the things you are saying & pushing us to think about…little ripples…so cool…

  34. Becky @ Farmgirl Paints

    Okay I went to your blog just to listen to the playlist…and then I went back a little and saw all the Brave Girl pics again and now I’m sitting here teary eyed! This sweet song and those photos are just too much. What an amazing experience. Are we blessed or what??!!

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