If You’re Gonna Dream, Dream BIG!

If You’re Gonna Dream, Dream BIG!

I heard something at a meeting that’s been ruminating in my brain all day long. The importance of speaking things into existence. That if you need or want something, part of making it happen starts by just stating it out loud and getting others involved through prayer and supporting you in this want/need… Life isn’t lived alone. It shouldn’t be. It was never meant to be. So why would we hold on to our hopes and dreams when we can open them up to others who can help us achieve those things?

I would LOVE to know your hopes, dreams and needs. PLEASE feel free to share them with me! In the meantime, I’m going to share mine with you…

Adventures In Change

Currently it is a website/blog/email address and Facebook page. But my dream is that it will represent a world of possibility. A physical space where people can come for help, guidance, safety and a new start. Whether an addict/alcoholic needing a meeting, help getting into treatment, a listening ear or anything else…Or maybe someone who needs help learning the basics of independent life like cooking skills, balancing a budget, simple automotive care or finding a job. I dream of having people from all walks of life come to Adventures In Change to either find a new life or to be what someone else needs in order to get that fresh start. There will be books I write and my husband Duane writes and ones we write together that will help people in some way. We will branch out and have other sites all over the world where people will know they can come anytime and get exactly what they need. Sober living houses and treatment centers will be another part of what we have available. I plan to have access to safe spaces for abused women, sex trafficking survivors, single parents and people in similar situations to find life and freedom. This is but a beginning of a much larger dream I have yet to even realize. But I do know that at Adventures In Change we will be united with different people from different backgrounds living different lives but all working together for one single purpose… to change this world one person at a time. Yes, when I dream, I dream BIG… but I am unstoppable. Someday this will be my reality. Dreams are meant to come true.

Blondes have an average of 150,000 hairs on their head…

Blondes have an average of 150,000 hairs on their head…

I’ve been thinking more and more the last few months about God and His plan or purpose for my life. Trying to figure out what it is, looking back through my past at times when I’ve felt His presence and guidance… trying to recreate moments when I felt like I has some grasp on His ultimate point in creating me. It seems as though the harder I try to understand, the further away from it I really get. Then Matthew 10:30 came to mind, it talks about God knowing the exact number of hairs on our heads. He knows us… I mean KNOWS us… better than we know ourselves. His plan and His purpose for me is going to blow my mind. I can feel that in my gut. Because as I look through my life I see hints, cornerstones, foundations, all these things that when put together will be turned into something beyond my wildest dreams. 

When I was 11-12 I felt like God was calling me into His ministry. Missionary, Pastor… I’m still not sure. I pursued that for a long time but eventually walked away. 

When I was 15 I was told by a visiting pastor that God has a purpose for me that will change lives. 

There are things about my personality and character that I know are gifts given to me in order for me to connect with and help other people. 

I’ve had dreams at night of the things I will do and the changes I will help bring about. And none of it will be because of me or what I’ve done or who I am but completely because THIS is who God intended for me to be. Every minuscule detail of my entire existence has been woven and created and build so that I can live out His plan and purpose for me.

This is an old blog using an old website based on a name I came up with years and years and years ago… but it’s all part of the plan… His plan. This is just a simple beginning to something I have yet to even comprehend. 

He has a purpose and a plan for you too. I promise you that… thanks for reading. Keep coming back and watch His purpose be fulfilled…