Um, You Want Me to Do What?

The answer to prayer didn't come in the form I expected. Since my high school days, I've continually prayed for health in mind, body and spirit. For me, that meant: Restoring a body worn by childhood respiratory challenges, diminished in capacity from poor endocrine health, and crying out for restorative diet and exercise. Restoring a mind … [Read more...]

Can I Really Dream?

Dream. What does the word evoke in you? Does your pulse quicken at the thought of future possibilities? Do you have a bucket list? Or do you tend to brush the word away, asking, "Who has time for that? There's work to be done!" Is dreaming frivolous? Or is it necessary? I'll tell you what I used to think...and what I think now. Will you join … [Read more...]

Different Kinds of Dreams

  Dreams come in all shapes and sizes. Some are concrete and easily measurable: Hitting your goal weight or running a marathon. Flipping a house. Starting a business. Finishing college. Having another baby. Writing a book. Other dreams are not so tangible. They involve interior or relational work. It's a sense of … [Read more...]

You Did What in Houston?

You Did What in Houston?

There are definite moments, days, seasons even, when I want to cry out, "Where are You, God? Where is the life of freedom and abundance that You promise?" At these times, I need to consult the evidence I've compiled about Him. If there's a problem, I'm pretty sure it's not on His end. He's been faithful to show up and provide for me over and … [Read more...]

Dear Dreamer

Dear Dreamer

Dear God-sized dreamer, Yes, you. The one who wonders if you even have a God-sized dream... The one who can't hear God speaking... The one who is weary... The one who is hurting... Dreamer, I have a special message for you at my second home, God-sized Dreams. I'd love for you to join me there. Please click here to continue to the … [Read more...]

For When You Need to Lay Your Dream Down

For When You Need to Lay Your Dream Down

  Within 2 years of being married, the children started coming. Like any new mom, I began forming dreams for them, imagining what their coming years would be like. Now, nearly 12 years later, there are some dreams I've had to lay down. I'm writing about it over at God-sized Dreams today. Will you join me there? Click here to read at … [Read more...]

Something’s Brewing

Something’s Brewing

Don't you love confirmation that you're on the right track? That you've been hearing and assessing a situation correctly? Ever feel like you have a sense of what God might be whispering to you, but you'd love to know for sure--or as sure as you can reasonably be? I've been getting the same message over and over lately, and I'm near … [Read more...]

What Could My Dream Be?

What Could My Dream Be?

Do you like the rush of whitewater rafting? The peace and solitude of time alone? The roar of fans in a football stadium?A cozy chat over coffee with a friend? Maybe your heart desires to lead, speak, or teach. Or maybe it yearns to study, write, or advocate. You may be a gifted pianist, baby-sitter, or listener. Do those things you want to … [Read more...]