Monday, August 31, 2015


Some days it seems the dreams in your heart take wings and just want you to fly to their fulfilled destination. Other days seem lacking in the ability to dream at all. I've been dreaming a lot lately, and thankfully not of the while-I'm-sleeping variety.

Dreaming can be a tricky thing. It is hard to have hope and faith mixed with a healthy does of reality without cynicism.

What is it that you are holding close to your heart?

I love taking those close-to-my-heart thoughts to God. To lay them at His feet and to see what He would choose to do. I'm learning to take small steps of faith and listen to the things that are burdening my heart. I want these things in my heart to be from Him and for Him.

There are moments when it seems my heart will burst with feeling God's presence and inspiration pouring ideas as fast as I can write them down. Those are the highs. And, there are lows too. When fear and comparison steal my peace.

I am just about to finish 31 Days of Prayer for the Dreamer and Doer. It has been so good, I may just close the back cover and open the front cover to start all over again. I have realized how much I love that phrase "dreamer and doer" and how I feel so at home in that description. It tells you who I am and it "gets" me. 

Just a few thoughts from my calm and quiet thinking tonight.

* Above sign was a recent Hobby Lobby find!


Tina Leigh said...

Monica I'm on day 31 of a 40 "Draw A Circle" prayer challenge. It's a daily devotional that goes along with Mark Batterson's "The Circle Maker". It has been awesome & I am also going to start it back over at the end of the 40 days. I've bought 10 sets of these books & given them to friends & family. It sounds like these books are similar.
How nice it is when we are refreshed by something that leads us closer to God! I'm so thankful for the obedient people that follow their gifts & talents so I can grow in a closer relationship with Him.
You are also one of those people. Have a good week!

Mom said...

Dreaming and doing - that definitely sounds like you!! :)

That sign from Hobby Lobby is perfect for you -

Love you, Mom

*carrie* said...

That sign is perfect for you!! Good to chat today.

Hallebose said...

Why do we do that? Fear and comparison are spoilsports.