Fear is a four-letter word. For good reason. No word keeps a winged dreamer from flying like fear does.
April Tillery knows the weight of fear well.
“I really struggled with fear of lack for a long time,” she said. Lack of not being enough or having enough. Lack of time, resources, opportunity, potential customers. Everything.
Fear kept this wife and mom of five from freely following the nudges from God to step outside her comfort zone and discover His dream for her life. Continue reading “Overcoming the Fear: April Tillery on finding her way to a blossoming dream”
If anyone had asked the young Rachel Johnson what she wanted to be when she grew up, her answer would have come easily.
“I have felt called from God to be a teacher since I was young,” she said. “It was just always something I wanted to do.”
Six years ago, she saw her teaching dream come true when she began her first job at a Kansas City-area elementary school. Although she was thrilled to be living her long-held dream, she also felt drawn to her side job with a small company called Princess at My Party.
Continue reading “When dreams change: Rachel Johnson’s turn from teacher to princess”
Shannon Phipps never set out to be a screenwriter, never even entertained the notion. Then, one day in 2000, she watched the blockbuster movie The Sixth Sense. The superbly written plot sunk its tentacles into her creative mind, wound around her heart and pumped a craving into her veins. She too wanted to take audiences captive the way M. Night Shyamalan had with his script.
She too wanted to write for the screen.
But she had no idea how to begin. Continue reading “The secret weapon for turning challenge into opportunity: An interview with screenwriter Shannon Phipps”
The day has come. The caged bird has been set free, my friends, for it is her time to fly.
Uncage My Brave: Pray Brave, Fly Free is officially for sale on Amazon right this hot minute!
I am BURSTING with excitement and gratitude for this day. So much so, I’ve asked some of those closest to me to celebrate with a blog party (Get it? Block party but BLOG party. See, this is how writers get their kicks. It’s pretty fun. Try it at home.) Continue reading “Book release party! Uncage My Brave now available”
Reasons to quit chasing your dreams are easy to come by. In fact, they come by on their own ugly selves, right up in your face like the bullies they are, spitting hot and loud.
They like to yell at you how preciously scarce are time, money, energy, resources and support from others.
Reasons to quit pursuing your dreams like to front as legitimacy, but their sole reason for existence is to tear down a dreamer – to deceive the warrior into laying down arms.
Quitting can be tempting, especially in the middle of the hard, and your battered mind and soul ache for salve of clarity and encouragement.
Behold, weary dreamer. The six truths of why you should never quit pursuing your dreams. Continue reading “6 reasons giving up your dreams is a terrible idea”