As my husband and I watched The Odd Life of Timothy Green, I could feel grief threaten my calm disposition while the actors aptly portrayed the pain of a couple unable to conceive. My heart broke as they wrote down on paper slips each characteristic they dreamed for a child. They placed the inked dreams… Read More Have you buried a dream?
In what seems now to be another life, (though only 7 years ago) I was a part-time pastor. There were five of us, a huge staff for a small church. But I loved it. It was one of those dreams I had held in my heart since college. I vividly remember standing in my freshmen… Read More When a Chapter Ends . . .A New Year Brings Hope
I sat on the sands in a tidal pool of self-pity. Somewhere between the altar saying, “I do,” and giving birth to children I’d lost myself in this dream called family. Two beautiful children ran along the beach that day while my big strong soldier husband trained to protect our country. My cup… Read More Dreams Don’t Have to be BIG, but Everybody Needs One: How Dreams Defeated My Depression
A Morning prayer: What if the world stopped just for a day? What if all problems for one moment went away? What if I could grasp eternity and see what’s ahead? What if I chose to surrender the lead to be led? How would vision of the future cause within me change? Would the knowledge… Read More What if?
“I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May it be as you have said.” ~Luke 1:38Many of us dream of working in ministry full time. For some of us that looks like becoming pastor of a church. For others it looks like taking the gospel to foreign lands. Still, some of us dream of ministering through the… Read More The "Profession" of Ministry: It’s not what you think it is.