Glimpsing a Dream

My son was disappointed.

The mailing envelope that looked so much as if it could house a performance video he has been anticipating, was for me and housed a devotional.

I was thrilled.

A friend from a season sent me a copy of her book, But God….

I have been wondering where to park next for my time with God. This is a good place. 

I look forward to reading and pondering her thoughts. She shares depth and vulnerability from her own journey and place of pain and offers glimpses of hope and redemption in the midst of intense struggle.

I celebrate her courage, this friend of mine. To realize a dream and grasp it and do it is no small thing. I know this, because I remain in the trying to realize place.

What is it that I dream of doing? Being? Becoming?

I am grateful for the goodness of being surrounded by genuine, imperfect, beautiful people who inspire me to keep trying to dream, even when I may not know what that means or how it feels. I am inspired by those who just do it, like my amazing friend!

6 thoughts on “Glimpsing a Dream

  1. Beth

    How cool and exciting for your friend, and for your friend to send you this thoughtful, inspiring gift. We were just talking about what your dream is, on Wednesday night. God seems to be bringing up this recurring theme. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. mommypancis Post author

      Here it is 2016, a mere two-and-a-half years after the fact, and yet I continue to see the dream take shape. It is moving more into focus. I am at the taking steps phase which is terrifying and exciting all rolled into one. But you know that feeling, don’t you?! Continue to pray for me as I seek God’s will and take the steps needed to see a dream realized. I appreciate your encouragement and inspiration and grace in the process. Hugs, Friend!

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      1. bethmatthewsing

        Absolutely know that feeling! Someone once said if you’re not having these feelings, then your dream probably isn’t a big enough dream for you. Fun, huh?! LOL The doubts and fears are normal. Some of us have more to work through than others. There is more beauty that can come from the depths! Perseverance is such a good thing. Never give up, as your dream takes shape. God has a plan and purpose in all of the process – the good, the bad, the ugly…God’s purposes are good for you. Excited with and for you as your dream continues to take shape and unfold, Julie! ❤ Love you! Prayers and Hugs

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      2. bethmatthewsing

        Absolutely know that feeling! Someone once said if you’re not having these feelings, then your dream probably isn’t a big enough dream for you. Fun, huh?! LOL The doubts and fears are normal. Perseverance is such a good thing. Never give up, as your dream takes shape. God has a plan and purpose in all of the process – the good, the bad, the ugly…God’s purposes are good for you. ❤ Love you! Prayers and Hugs

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