Adding Anything Affects Everything {a God-sized dreams post}

Several years ago I learned a hard lesson about myself:  I'm a control freak. My need for perfection, to be seen as capable, to never disappoint, that desire for approval was destroying me ... and it was costing me more than realized. I spent a lot of time studying Proverbs 31. In fact, I spent most of 2006 and 2007 digging deep into those passages and looking at the words and phrases, comparing them to other passages of Scripture about women. What I learned changed me. By October of 2007, ... [Read More]

Living Our Fears or Living Our Dreams {a God-sized dreams post}

  I've been living my fears.  I've been hiding in the cocoon of comfortable.  It's been very safe here ... and I'd almost forgotten I burrowed in here for all the wrong reasons. Being a part of Holley's God-sized dream team is killing me, y'all! I've had to face down so many fears.  I've had to admit all the ways I've settled for what I could do and what was safe ... I've been living my fears.   Two weeks ago I had a phone call that shook me up.  It wasn't a family emergency or ... [Read More]

Creating a Faith History {a God-sized dreams post}

Do you ever feel forgotten?  Unseen? Have you ever wondered if God even knows what is going on in your life? We've all been there.  We've all struggled through it. I'd like to share one of the ways I have learned to recall the faithfulness of God in my life.  Watch this quick video to learn about creating a faith history.  {If you are reading in email or a reader, you may have to click here to see the video.} How could creating a faith history help you in difficult ... [Read More]

Believe in the Beauty of Dreams

  Amazing how once I realized my dream and then started sharing it with others, God began opening the doors to allow me to live in it.  I suppose, though, it really isn't that amazing.  Sometimes we hide behind the "what ifs" ... What if I'm wrong about this? What if I can't do it? What if no one supports me? What if I fail? What if I succeed? What if ... I have no idea what your "what ifs" are but I'd bet you have some.  We all do.  They are rooted in fear and insecurity.  And ... [Read More]

Realizing the Dream a God-sized Dreams post

Last week Holley challenged us with these words: Do one thing to move forward in your God-sized dream. You get extra credit if it’s simple, small and takes just a few minutes. One thing.  Seemed sort of challenging for a girl who isn't really sure what her God-sized dream is.  But I went back to the notes I made in my notebook back on day 1 of The "Do What You Can" Plan. We were challenged first to identify what we want and then to set a minimum goal.  After we'd set our minimum goal, ... [Read More]