Archive | Dreams of a Woman

When You Have the “Why Bother” Blues

2014 new year with new challenges…and a few old ones that slid right on over into 2014 like grease on a slick countertop. Tell me, have you ever wanted to throw up your hands because the same old struggles cling to your heart and wrap around your soul. “Why bother! I’ve prayed. I’ve tried. I’ve… Read More

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When You Mess Up…again

I messed up… again. I didn’t even want to get back up. I didn’t feel like I could. But then I remembered a poem I had tucked in a book almost thirty years ago. I pulled it out. Read it. And got back up…again. Today, I want to share that  poem with you — that… Read More

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6 Truths of Trials to Hang Your Hat On

  Sometimes life doesn’t turn out the way we thought it would. Sometimes unexpected difficulties knock us off our feet and out of breath. Sometimes painful situations stab tender emotions already left fragile by past hurts. In my own life, I’ve pondered the broken pieces of shattered dreams, and I’ve been amazed at what God… Read More

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Got Dreams? Do the Work!

  I have been so encouraged by so many of your comments over the past two weeks. It seems like you could be right on the verge of discovering or re-discovering something big God has for you. So let me push you a little bit…prod you a smidgen…spur you on, as Paul would say. The… Read More

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Do You Feel Stuck?

  Have  you ever felt like there was something blocking your dreams? Have you ever felt that there was something keeping you moving forward in life? Have you ever felt that you were STUCK. That’s exactly the quandary I found myself stuck in several years ago. After I had gone to college for two years, I… Read More

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What Does It Mean to be Ready?

I love Moses. I can so relate to him. When Moses was forty years old, he struck out to save an entire Israelite nation from slavery…all by his lonesome. God hadn’t called him to do it. He just thought it was a good idea. As a result, he failed miserably and ran for his life… Read More

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What To Do With a Broken Dream

  I’ve been thinking about broken dreams lately. We’ve all got them. Just different ones. So what are you going to do with yours? Could it be that you are clinging tightly to the shards and refusing to let them go? Today, I simply want to share a poem. Just ponder these words and ask… Read More

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When You Feel Like Giving Up

Do you ever have days when you just want to give up? Days when you just want to throw up your hands and say, “Forget this!” If so, you’re not alone. I’ve said it too. I’ve felt it too. William James said, “Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out… Read More

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