Defending the Dream

If you’ve ever had a dream, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve had to defend it at some point. Not everybody is going to be on board with the direction you’re headed.  Some will guess you’ve gone crazy. Others might think you’re being reckless with your resources. Still others might assume you’re neglecting other responsibilities […]

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(re)Designing the Dream

Once we get good at laying down the dream, it gets a lot easier to allow God to transform our ideas to match His own. What My Messy Desk is today is a far cry from the way the dream began. Who knows what it will look like when it’s all said and done? I thought […]

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Laying Down the Dream

Why would God give me a dream that He knows I’ll never see come to fruition? I’m sure that’s a question my friend Grey asked many times as she grieved the Death of her Dream.  Does that seem cruel to you? Like unnecessary suffering and heartache when you might have been content to keep with […]

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Death of a Dream

I’m excited to share my dear friend Grey Zachary with you all today. She, just like many of us, has suffered the painful death of a dream. But she also has much wisdom to share about how to handle that grief. Be encouraged, friends. ********* You can be anything you want to be… Except when you […]

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When Drudgery Dulls Dreams

As women, we seem to face obstacles men never do. They are expected to do big things and chase their dreams. But often once women marry and have children, the demands placed on them sometimes feel less than dreamy. Diapers. Dishes. Dusting. Doctors appointments. For some of you that may be your dream. If that’s […]

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Restore With Regular Rest

God modeled it. Jesus practiced it. We were created and commanded to incorporate it into our own lives. So why do we so often buck the system? Why do we insist we know best? Why is it so hard to rest? God blessed our rest in the second chapter of the Bible. Let that sink […]

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