By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

There are individuals whose voice and presence speaks to courage, truth, and vulnerability. I make it my goal to link up with these voices,
 learn from these voices,
and then courageously speak out with a voice of my own even if it means "going it" alone.
Brene' Brown is one such individual in my life.
She tackles difficult, needful subjects with objectivity, sensitivity, and vulnerability.
Because of her I am stronger, richer, more courageous, and better able to "bear-up" under the hot sun and dry sands of the wilderness.
Other present "voices" in my life inspiring courage and sparking challenge are:
 -Francis Chan
-Brennan Manning
-Charles Stanley
-God and His precious Word
Who's putting the "dare" into your life?
Get outside of your comfort zone, my friend, and dare to brave your wilderness.
You'll find me right me right beside you ...
on the journey.
Meaningful and provoking thought:
"When the culture of any organization mandates that it is more important to protect the reputation of a system and those in power than it is to protect the basic human dignity of the individuals who serve that system or who are served by that system, you can be certain that the shame is systematic, the money is driving ethics, and the accountability is all but dead. This is true in corporations, nonprofits, universities, governments, faith communities, schools, families, and sports programs. If you think back on any major scandal fueled by cover-ups, you'll see this same pattern. And the restitution and resolution of cover-ups almost always happens in the wilderness -- when one person steps outside their bunker and speaks their truth."
Brene' Brown
"Braving the Wilderness"