On Dreams and Seasons of Life

In January I started writing about chasing the God-sized dream in my heart. Of course, it all started with me realizing I wasn't even sure what that dream was and learning to listen so He could show me.  It hasn't been an easy journey for me, this God-size dream chasing.  In fact, I'm sitting here six months later and realizing while I do see a little more clearly, I still am not certain where this path is leading.  I know He's given me a heart and passion for encouraging women to live well, to ... [Read More]

We ALL Have a Part in Freedom’s Story

This child? This girl all to quickly turning to woman?  I look at her and she takes my breath away.  She is funny.  She is bright.  She is the very best kind of friend.  She loves big and lives big.  She's passionate and creative.  She dances and she cheers.  And every day I get to drive her to school and pick her up and listen to the stories of middle school boys who act like like middle school boys and middle school girls who act like middle school girls.  At night she kisses me quick and ... [Read More]

Dear Friend who Dreams {a God-sized dreams post}

So, here's the deal ... I have too many friends who dream big, God-sized dreams and have faith that moves mountains and hearts that draw others close.  Therefore, I am modifying the assignment and writing a few postcards to some dreamers I know.  Hope Holley doesn't mind too much. :) Stacey Thacker ... one of the first blogging friends I made ... and a dear friend now in real life Carey Bailey ... whose smile lights up every room she's in and who embodies joy in every way. Elizabeth May ... [Read More]

Make Time to Play {a God-Size Dreams post}

This week is one of those crazy-busy, tear-out-your-hair, meet-yourself-coming-and-going kind of weeks.  My husband is leading worship for a revival.  My daughter's spring musical is Thursday and Friday.  I have a speaking engagement Thursday night and (in)RL is this weekend. My house is a wreck.  The vacuum died on Monday so it's still standing where it stopped, cord snaking through two different rooms.  Apparently people are sneaking in and taking showers while we are all away from home ... [Read More]

Dear Fear, You Lose. {a God-sized dreams post}

Dear Chihuahua of Fear, I have some things I’d like to say to you.  I say them because your yippy little voice echoes through my heart and my head.  Your annoying yapping has caused me to let go of my hopes and dreams more times than I care to admit.  So today, I'm calling you out.  And here is what I'm saying: You don't win!  In fact, you don't even get to play the game. Perfect love casts out fear.  {1 John 4:18} And so, while my love isn't perfect.  I know the One whose love is. He says ... [Read More]

JOY on the Ride of Life! {a God-sized dreams post}

With the abandon rarely found as we get older, my daughter and her friend raced to the kiddie coaster at a local park.  They jumped on board and with arms raised high the laughed and screamed as the ride twisted and turned.  I lost count of how many times the went around the tracks as the spring sun shone through the green trees.  I took three hundred pictures of these two girls, caught between childhood and adolescence.   Eyes sparkling, faces beaming, they rode the coaster, the carousel, and ... [Read More]