“You make known to me the path of life, you will fill me with joy in your presence…” Psalm 16:11

My big dream

sunflowers and red barnMy big dream (and prayer) is to have a small, farm-like setting with a red barn for my coaching and ministry center.

Ok, who am I kidding….I’m going to have a miniature donkey and my daughter wants a pig, and then I’m sure I’ll probably want another animal or two, so it will be a full-blown farm. :) (There are actually proven therapeutic benefits from petting animals, so John should really be all for my farm and donkey idea…. right?  Of course, then I’ll need a second small barn to put my animals in. )

I envision sunflowers growing outside and a big porch with rocking chairs and a porch swing. I even know the colors I’ll use and  how it will “look” and “feel” inside.  (If you know me, you know I love to paint rooms….and I’m all about color!   Should people really get this giddy when they think about painting stuff? )   I want it to be a peaceful place where people feel welcome and relaxed.  I want it  to be a safe place where they can say what’s on their hearts, dream, set goals, and take steps to move forward into all that God has for their lives.

I can’t think of a more perfect place for me to have my office.  Besides coaching by phone, as I already do, I also envision working with individuals and groups in person. I’m thinking Bible studies, groups of all kinds, classes, workshops, mini-retreats, marriage weekends, you name it.  I have so many ideas written down for what I would like to do with such a center.

What about you? 

What is your big dream? 

  • What makes this dream significant?  Why do you have this dream?
  • What would it take for your dream to become a reality?
  • What is one thing you could do to begin moving forward with your dream?
  • What are your obstacles?
  • How do you sabotage yourself from making your dream a reality?
  • What do you tell yourself about your dream?

When you finally accomplish your dream…

  • What will be different?
  • How will it affect you?
  • What will life be like?

Have you ever really thought about these questions or other questions like them?  Have you written out the answers to them or the details of your big dream?  Have you ever told anyone else?

I don’t know about  you, but I get excited just thinking about my big dream and the possibilities.  And telling others…as crazy as I may sound  (be?) when they hear it… makes it seem even more possible.

I don’t know what the logistics will actually look like when it’s all said and done.  I have no idea how or when I’ll accomplish my big dream.  I have no idea about any details whatsoever….and let’s face it, right now it seems like an impossibility.  But I know anything can happen and I’m keeping my dream in sight and working toward it each day, even if it’s just the vision-casting and praying stage for a long time.

So……….do you have a dream?  What is it?

I’d love to hear!


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