When What You Really Want Is Space
{a God-sized dreams post}

Holley asked us to answer this question: What do you want more of in your life? Space.  I want more margin and room to breathe. Yesterday I had a beautiful conversation with a fellow dreamer, Kris.  God has birthed a vision in our hearts, a shared desire to offer encouragement to women.  As we chatted about some of the specifics of how this hope inside us might come to fruition, we discussed the need all women have—but most ignore—for space.  How we need time and room to rest, to dwell ... [Read More]

Dearest Dreamer … {a God-sized dreams post}

Dearest Dreamer, What dream is God stirring up in your soul?  What dream is it that you are tip-toeing around, trying to hush the roar of passion and desire that pounds in your soul?  It's scary, isn't it?  Overwhelming, too. Oh sweet friend, I know!  I mean, really I KNOW. That stirring inside you? That lump-in-your-throat, butterflies-in-your-stomach, is this real feeling? That "What if I can't?" but "What if I don't?" thought, the one always rumbling beneath the busy-ness of "to do" ... [Read More]

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]