As we start the new year, I'd like to take time to share some of my hopes and dreams. This new blog that you are seeing today is going to be about things that are very near and dear to my heart and that I feel very passionate about. Here are some of the key topics that you will find on my new blog: Homemaking, Homeschooling, Healthy Living, Healing, Hope and How to find Harmony in Life. Obviously, this is a wide range of topics, but these are all things that I am very passionate about.
All dreams are important, even if they may seem trivial. Sometimes, we run from our dreams...but that isn't the best thing to do either. God places hopes and dreams in us for a reason. We are supposed to embrace them and trust that in God's perfect time they will be fulfilled. Dreams don't always come to pass the way that we imagine they will, but from my experience the way God has them planned out is far better than what we can imagine. In a book that I'm reading called, Capture His Heart by Lysa TerKeurst it talks about how important it is that we share our hopes and dreams with our spouse. Being sensitive to the dreams our spouse has and helping them fulfill their dreams, is so important in helping them to be secure. Many times it can be difficult for our husbands to share their dreams, but it can help to change your marriage when we share dreams and hopes that are so deep in our hearts. When couples share their dreams and have common goals, it can create an amazing union which can help their future together.
As a way to help each member of my family take time to realize their dreams, I created a dream jar for each of my children and one for my spouse and myself to share. I found this idea on pinterest, but I changed and added to the suggestions to make it my own. It was really a very simple idea, but the benefits of knowing and being aware of each others dreams is really important. It would be so easy to say or do something that would make dreams seem impossible or not important. I know, because I felt this way for 30 some years. I want to help my children hold onto the dreams, hopes and passions that God has placed in their hearts. This is why I created the dream jars.
A Dream is a wish that your heart makes. Will you take time to listen to your heart? Will you allow yourself to dream? You will never know if your dreams are reachable....if you never take the time to share your dreams. Keeping your dreams in your heart is fine, but trust me....if I would have known that my dreams weren't unreachable....I wouldn't have run from them for 30+ years. Share your hopes and dreams with those that you love. Talk about them, pray about them, but don't pretend that they don't exist. "May he grant all your heart's desires and make all your plans succeed." Psalm 20:4