Never Walk Alone

Never Walk Alone

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

1 Thessalonians 5:10-12

“OK, spill it. Why are you still reading this book?”*

Why am I?

That simple question shifted a whole lot into focus. It cut to the main issue.

After a few comments I posted our private Facebook group page, she knew she needed to hear my actual voice on this.

And to remind me that I already knew the answer.

Even so, she talked it through with me. Asked the right, pointed questions to lead me to the answer.

To put. it. down.

And it’s because of her prayer, her faith, her love that she could do so.

Could give me a safe place to process, unjudged, uncondemned.

Filled with grace.

The sweet soul connection initiated by our God, and forged through late-into-the-night girl talk at Allume, prompted us to leave a weekend spent together with a promise: prayer, support, encouragement, and accountability for the next year of our life journeys. In our writing and in our living.

So, when the application for Holley’s Dream Team asked for “… a God-sized dreams buddy who will commit to praying for me and keeping me accountable as I pursue my God-sized dream in 2013″, I had no hesitation where to go.


And because He is so good and gives in abundance, God has given me several other amazing women to support me. Here are a few:

Nikki, my other non-Dream Team blogger, Jesus to me, get me to my core friend, who was brave enough to offer a phone call, when we haven’t yet had the blessing of meeting in person. She’s on the front lines.

Ang, the friend of my heart, totally gets me, has heard many an ugly cry, loves me no matter what friend.

Heather, my local daily encourager, prayer warrior, and fellow dream-pursuer.

The entire God-sized Dream Team, most especially Jennifer, Carlie, and Wendy.

My incredibly Spirit-filled blogging mastermind group: Tobi, Nikki, Wendy, Tereasa, Mary Beth, Jenni, Michele-Lyn, Kara, Brenda, Heather, and Stacey.

Other family members and friends who have shown wonderful support and continue to pray.

And you, precious readers, I treasure your every prayer and encouragement.

You are my eucharisteo, and you make my journey possible!

How can I encourage you in yours?

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This is a God-sized Dream post.

For others who are sharing their dreams, please click on the button below!

*Or something very similar to that. Likely paraphrased by my tired mommy brain.

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  1. How wonderful for you that you have some great encouraging women in your life helping you to realize your God-sized dream.
    Paula McLane Jennings recently posted..The God-Sized Dream PlanMy Profile

    • God is so good! I am richly blessed. Praying for you, Paula, knowing God will do amazing things for you on your journey!

  2. I pray all your dreams come true!

    Monica Pruett recently posted..Esther 6 – A Fresh RevelationMy Profile

  3. “a safe place to process, unjudged, uncondemned.” Amen! This is exactly why two, three, even 10 are definitely better! So encouraged by your story.

    Brenda recently posted..Two are BetterMy Profile

  4. God is so good…He gives us what we need…always.
    Love how He’s surrounded you, friend! He’s on one hot pursuit…:)
    And girl — for the record: I am not the brave one. YOU are! How you’ve let me in…I see Him in you, Mandy. Thank you.
    He has so much in store for you. I’m simply honored He’s allowing me to catch a glimpse of it! Praying for you, girl!
    Love and hugs to you!
    Nikki recently posted..Unashamed Love {He is Worthy}My Profile

    • Yes, He is! Oh, I love your perspective. One hot pursuit…working on receiving that;) You bless me so, Nikki. Thank you…Love you.

  5. Isn’t it amazing how He so lovingly surrounds us – both in real life – and here in online communities – with fellow God-Sized Dreamers… with kindred spirits… who can come alongside us and reach for Him together! Praying for you as you read through ‘the book’… may He speak ever so gently, ever so clearly, in between the lines to penetrate your heart with healing! He is able and willing… I can attest to that!
    ~Karrilee~ recently posted..What drives you forward…My Profile

  6. You have an amazing group of encouragers! So blessed to be part of this journey with you…thank you for sharing! :)
    Mel recently posted..My God-Sized Dream: Hand-HoldersMy Profile

    • When God gives, it is truly in abundance, isn’t it? Thank you, Mel! Yes, so blessed to be a part of this journey with you!

  7. I’m enjoying your dream posts. I am especially enjoying praying for you!

  8. You, my dear one, are a forever part of my heart. What a beautiful dreamer you are. I am so blessed to have you in my life. Love you, Friend.

    • Tobi…as you know I am working on “receiving”…I hear you and believe you, but I clearly need reassurance, lol! Thank you for these words. You are such a gift to me. Love you bunches!
      Mandy recently posted..Never Walk AloneMy Profile

  9. Mandy, I appreciate your heart so much! You encourage me, friend!
    Holley Gerth recently posted..Your God-sized Dream BuddiesMy Profile

  10. Mandy, your encouragement and constant love and prayer are helping me to continue this journey. Thank you for sharing it with me! You are a blessing and I am so happy that you are absolutely surrounded by God in all these women from all over! He is blessing you abundantly!
    Heather recently posted..Who’s got your back?My Profile

    • Heather, I continue to be blessed by your perspective, and I am so grateful to be on this journey together. Your wisdom and maturity are such a witness to me. Thanks for being a fearless leader! xoxoxo
      Mandy recently posted..Never Walk AloneMy Profile

  11. So blessed to be walking with you too Mandy!! He is so good to us to bring the right people into our lives.
    Jen D recently posted..Small Yet Big Steps to My God-size DreamMy Profile

  12. How great that you have a friend who’s willing to say hard things, Mandy. That’s one of the sweetest gifts in life. And what a sweet group of girlfriends you have. Cherish those relationships!
    Susan Stilwell recently posted..New Year ~ New You — SpiritMy Profile

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