when visions and dreams come to life...

     This morning I wanted to purpose myself to spend some time with God, in prayer and in reading His Word. Let me interrupt myself and tell you that purposing myself to be still and quiet is a HUGE struggle of mine because my mind wanders so stinkin' freely most of the time while I am awake, and also because I do not like to sit still for very long, unless of course there are snuggly blankets, a mug of tea (yes, I do not use tea cup) and a slew of BBC movies to be watched, I do not like to sit very still for very long.

    Whew, okay, ranting aside for now...

     I didn't know what to read in my Bible at all this morning so I decided to grab my Bible anyway (I ended up reading Psalm 42...as the deer etc...), a journal, a pen, a devotional book and see where the Lord would lead me after prayer with Him. The hardest task this morning was finding a journal...the right journal. For whatever reason I have like 1,000 7 journals to write in. They house many random notes from cute little romantic things Jared has said to me, to Bible verses sloppily jotted down. I finally found one that hadn't really been written in all that much yet, and as I read the 3 filled pages of the journal a smile began to spread across my face. The first page in my journal said "The Vision Page" and the 2nd and 3rd pages contained "The Perfect Man" pages. Those pages held my dreams from way back when; all my hopes and desires at the time.

     I've never been huge into journaling, mainly because my handwriting isn't that pretty. After having read through my vision page and my perfect man vision pages this morning I really didn't care all that much that my handwriting was just only sub par, nope, I was glad that I had written those visions of my dreams out for myself to revisit and read through for such a time...well, as today. I think I may start journaling more frequently. I believe that seeing my faith stirred on paper, and then later on to see prayers and dreams answered would be such an awesome experience...just to look back at how greatly God moved in my life and on my behalf you know? Anyway, below is my vision page...

On my vision page was written 
(in no particular order): 

A job selling books


Leading a Bible study for Teen girls

Teaching Piano

My own car

A boyfriend

A wife...someday

A mother...someday

     Today as I sat there and read through the lists in my journal...all about my "visions" and my "perfect man"...I rejoiced in the Lord for taking my dreams that I had way back in 2008 and turning them into a beautiful reality in 2011. I am so very blessed! 

  • I just started my new job on April 9th...selling books...at the Family Christian Store in my town. 
  • I have lovely friends. Blogger friends and friends who I see face to face alike. 
  • I have worked in youth ministry with young women before and I hope to do so again in the future. I guess this blog of mine is a way to reach out and minister to young women (and young men too?) 
  • I am still teaching piano after having been doing so for the last few years, and even though I only have one (super-fab) piano student (alaythea c.) currently I trust that if it is the Lord's will for me to gain more students then He alone will open the doors for me to do so. 
  • I got a (fairly new {2007}) car a while back and just paid it off last year. PRAISE THE LORD!
  • I have a wonderfully handsome and very loving boyfriend who is the best friend I have ever had, and who means more than anything in the world to me!!

     ...and I guess the last two things on my vision list will have to wait until a later date I suppose, but I can rest assured that the Lord will hold those dreams in His hands until He is ready to release them into my life in His sweet time. Isn't it so great that not only does He hold us, but He also holds everything...the WHOLE WORLD...in His mighty hands? That gives me such comfort, hope and joy! It really does. How about you?

     As far as my "Perfect Man" page, well, that list is kinda silly, so I'm not all that sure I should post it or about it on my blog (unless you all MUST know or something). I will tell you that I am, emphatically and ardently so, in love with my perfect man, who may not seem to be the perfect man to everyone, or to the eyes of the world, but he who is my love is indeed the perfect man for me! I love you so very much, Jared! 

     I encourage you to go grab a Bible, a journal, a pen and to begin to release your dreams to God. It is so freeing when you do. When you look back on those days (through the eyes of your journal pages, or your memories) when you didn't know where to turn to next, the days when you tightly held onto "your" dreams, and after you have released them and returned to find them once again you will begin to see how amazing and loving our Father is who orchestrated your life in His impeccable timing. So, why don't we get to dreaming, grabbing, writing and going...?


  1. Great post. I have a list of dreams from 1988 and one I made in 1996. I love to look at them!
    God has been so good to grant my heart's desires. You've given me an idea for my own blog. When I finish working on the post, I will be sure to add a link to you.

  2. I think it would be great to hear about your "perfect man". There are so many girls out there who don't know what to look for in a boyfriend/husband.

  3. Oh, my mind wonders so often! I really have to sit myself down, and tune everything out so that I can concentrate.

    That sounds like a wonderful job!!

  4. Loved the post!
    I think I will go do just that ^_^

    Just wanted to let you know that there's a cute free book from amazon right now called 13 Little Blue Envelopes that I thought you might enjoy! :) blessings~