Giving my specific dream to God {#DreamChaser series}

The #DreamChaser series features inspiring personal stories and lessons I learned as I bravely chase the dream God laid on my heart of being a writer. This article was originally published on God-Sized Dreams.

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I had a bad habit in my relationship with God. I insisted on holding back something vital to our communication.

I have never had a hesitation in being honest with Him in my prayers about my struggles, pain, disappointment, praise, awe and worries. But the one area I reserved in a very special place only for me is my dream. My specific dream.

I wouldn’t let Him have it. Not one utterance of one syllable. Continue reading “Giving my specific dream to God {#DreamChaser series}”

16 life-changing quotes about chasing your dreams {#DreamChaser series}

The #DreamChaser series features inspiring personal stories and lessons I learned as I bravely chase the dream God laid on my heart of being a writer.

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Letting the wise do the talking this week. Because, honestly, why TRY to say it better than they did?

Read. Absorb. Chase your dreams with vigor. Continue reading “16 life-changing quotes about chasing your dreams {#DreamChaser series}”

5 lessons broken dreams teach us {#DreamChaser series}

The #DreamChaser series features inspiring personal stories and lessons I learned as I bravely chase the dream God laid on my heart of being a writer.

 

Then it happened again.

Another letter of rejection.

I had spent years toiling over my novel, a story that wasn’t just close to my heart – it WAS my heart. And my heart was shattered. Continue reading “5 lessons broken dreams teach us {#DreamChaser series}”

Being me, bravely {Welcome to my new blog home}

March 1, 2017. Let this go down as a date which will live in my heart forever.

Friends, I am delighted to share this momentous day with you.

Today is the day I officially launch a blog under MY OWN NAME. This is my fourth blog, but the first in which I used my own, legal name. No hiding behind awesome titles or themes. This is all me, front and center.

This is the day in which I publicly, without shame, guilt or any other form of captivity, stand in the face of my fear and say, “Be gone!”

This is the day in which I publicly declare my freedom from the fear to be fully and bravely ME. Continue reading “Being me, bravely {Welcome to my new blog home}”

Where pain and thankfulness meet

Periodically thankfulness is resurrected, dusted off and hashtagged. At Thanksgiving, we traditionally share our list of thanks at a table full of food, elbow-to-elbow with family. On social media, we sometimes take up “challenges” from friends to post a week’s worth of things we are thankful for.

These are great.

Yet…

My thankfulness seems hollow. Continue reading “Where pain and thankfulness meet”