5 Little, tiny dreams

For all of us, there are those big lifelong dreams, and then there are those little, tiny dreams that we can’t help but think about and desire to fulfill. They seem so small and insignificant to others, but to us, if we can just fulfill it once, it would make our world. Here are 5 of my own:

  1. Jump in a pile of leaves. They never happen in Texas, and so I’ve never been able to do it. I want to know that wonderful sensation of landing in a frothy pile of autumn leaves.
  2. Sing a worship song. I’ve sung solos before in church, but it was more a performance than for praise and worship. It’s something I think about often…
  3. Read by candlelight. Technically I could have been fulfilling this my whole life, and yet I haven’t done it yet. It has to be on the perfect night, though, like a stormy winter night.
  4. Walk through snow. I’ve seen snow, but not legit, real snow. I want to walk through it, bundled in boots and a coat and everything in between.
  5. Keep a scrapbook. Though this dream would span a number of years, it’s just a little dream that I want to start and continue on.

What little dreams do you hope to fulfill?


What Am I Listening To? Big Daddy Weave

This has quickly become my latest favorite worship song. I first heard it on the radio, and I loved it’s lyrics and it’s calming and joy-inducing rhythm. It’s such a great piece by a band I’ve never heard of: Big Daddy Weave.

5 Reasons why God says “Keep writing”

Writing is, without a doubt, not just a hobby, but a purpose to me. I believe with all my heart it’s how God meant for me to minister. I should never be confused, then, when God’s answer to some of my questions is always, “Keep writing.” Sometimes my question will have nothing to do with writing, and I get frustrated. But overtime I’ve discovered another reason and another reason of why it’s often the perfect answer:

  1. I feel closest to him when I write. Writing is another way of worship for me.
  2. It’s a healthy escape from the world and my troubles. God knows that sometimes the answer is I need to give it to him and get away, and I can do that through writing.
  3. It’s my destiny to be a writer, and so what better way to progress than to write? God’s a practical God, and he knows that the best way for me to get closer to my destiny is to develop my skills!
  4. It’s often an answer to, “What do I do, God?” In the moment, writing does not look like it’s going to solve the problem, but according to the reasons above, it actually is!
  5. That’s all I have to worry about doing; he’s got the rest. When God says, “Just write,” he’s telling me, “You just go do that. I’ll take care of everything else.” When I realize that I all need to do is put words to paper, everything makes sense.

Is there a common answer God keeps giving you, an answer that doesn’t seem like the right one? What about this answer have you discovered? How is it actually the right answer that you need to hear?