An Open Letter to My Friends & Their Dreams

Dear Dreamer,

I'm writing to you to say thank you for believing in my dream. For showing up, supporting, and walking with me into the reality of my dream come true.

Now I want to do the same for you. I want to hear your dream. Maybe even help you find words to bring it into being.

And I want to tell you some things I've learned about dreams.

They're kind of like babies. You've seen mine birthed, but that doesn't make yours any less real. Yours may be gestating still. It may not have even been conceived yet, just a hope or plan. But whatever stage your dream is at, it's just as real as a dream that's already been born.

Another thing I've learned is that the dream is wonderful, but it's real too. Real like real life. Real in the since that it doesn't make you immune from real life and the doubts that come, even after it's come true. 

It's an incredible affirmation, but no dream, no matter how wonderful, is strong enough to carry your identity. Only ONE can tell you who you are and what you're worth.

I want you to know that dreams are messy. And awesome. Some nights I can't wait to wake up the next morning, so I can get busy on my dream again. And some mornings, I can't wait to go to bed again that night, because my dream has me so scared, worn out, or even numb. Dreams are scary. And being afraid is okay if it doesn't stop you. If it makes you lean in to the strength that never fails. 

And then that feeling when you realize the dream is really happening . . there's nothing like it!

And finally, probably the most important and most freeing thing I've learned about dreams is this . . they were His before they were mine. I'm not asking Him to join me in my dream come true. He's asking me to join Him in being a part of His dream come true (thanks Lisa-Jo). That makes it eternal. That makes my part just that . . a part. I'm a steward of my part, but ultimately He is responsible for the dream coming true. 

And that makes this whole thing a party!

So lets dream, friend . . brave, faithful, and together.

Love you,

P.S. Read below for a special invitation just for you!

Hey Friends,

I'm starting a Facebook Book Study of one of my favorite books . . "You're Made for a God-Sized Dream" by my friend and life-coach Holley Gerth. This book was very instrumental in helping me bring to life one of my God-sized dreams, Winsome, the women's retreat I founded and hosted just four weeks ago! I'm so excited to share this life-changing message with you and walk with you on your journey to see your dreams come true!

The book study will begin next Monday, May 6. 

This is how it will work:
Together we will cheer each other on toward the dreams God has planted in our hearts. It's going to be amazing!!!