Time to Share!

Every Tuesday for several months, I’ll be talking about my dreams, your dreams….everybody’s dreams! And I’ll link us up to Holley Gerth’s blog, Heart to Heart with Holley.  It’s a linky dream-a-thon!

Okay, so time to spill it…what’s your dream(s)?  You know, the one you don’t want to say out loud. The one you’re scared to try. The one you’ve had inside forever.  Time to embrace it, sisters! (or brothers, that’s fine, too!)

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.

Proverbs 3:5-6

When I was young, I wanted to be a mama. And I wanted to help people. Wow, huh? Huge aspirations! Well, turns out, they are big -to me. I want to be a mama to many. I want to help those who can’t help themselves.  If you know me, you know this is a big part of who I am.   I believe that God gives us the desires of our heart….not only does he want us to fulfill those desires, but he’s the giver. He puts them there.  Why would he put them there unless he also wanted us to live them out….to find ways to bring our dreams to life.  You’ve heard me say it before, I know.  Don’t be scared to try something new.  It doesn’t matter where you’re at in life.  Carpe diem, friend;)  Is there something gnawing at you that you wish you could do/try/take a chance on?  What is it?  Is it going back to school? Learning something new? Getting plugged into a new ministry? How about starting a new ministry? New job? Something more personal like running a marathon?  New hobby? Joining a gym?  Writing music? A book?  The list goes on…

As part of the God Sized Dream Team, we’re encouraged by Holly to start small.  (Go check out her blog-you’ll love it!) So, I’ll tell you the same thing.  Don’t be afraid to start.  Just start.  (She has some tips on her blog…even fill in the blank stuff!)  Start thinking about your gifts and strengths and go from there!

Take delight in the Lord,
    and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Psalm 37:4

A little more about mine…

So, as part of my dream, I started blogging for Give1Save1Asia.  I LOVE helping families in their adoption journey.  In January, I’ll be at the Created 4 Care Conference in the ATL exhibiting for Give1Save1!   (along with Steph Nunes, from the Africa blog)  I’m so excited! Why?? It’s just telling people about our blog….but it’s more than that.  It’s telling mamas that we are here to help them on their journey, too.  To encourage them as they pursue their own dreams.  It’s supporting  and learning about each other…meeting new people.  And as a side note, I’m totally rooming with strangers.  You know I’m not shy!  They’ll be my friends soon enough.

BACK STORY:  The biggest hurdle for me was contacting Beth (who blogs about her life at Artistic Domestic-she’s waaay creative, check her out) about blogging for Give1Save1.  I knew there was a need but I didn’t feel like I could do it.  Finally, months later,  I emailed her back and asked if she had an Asia blogger yet.  NOPE.  Mmhmmm….maybe I could do it?  That was about 6 months ago.  And then….same scenerio, different goal. I wanted to apply for the “dream team” blog group but was scared to step out and do it.   That tends to be my m.o. I am a scaredy cat at first, but once I get started, I’m good;)  Oh, and part of my own dream is to quit second guessing myself! I can’t be the only one who struggles with this, right? Maybe I am…;)

So, there ya go! I’m expecting to hear  some of your big dreams…  Don’t be scared to try!  And don’t be scared to say them out loud.  You can tell me–I already think it’s a great idea!