Dream

 

We need to remember to dream big dreams, to live our lives in abundance. We never give up, we never give in, and we always reach for the impossible.

If our dream is possible without the Divine, it’s not a dream from the Divine.

We want to press even deeper into the words of life and encouragement that are waiting to be given to us. We want to dream ever bigger and more expansive dreams. It is for freedom and dreams of the impossible that we have been set free and given life. The more that we embrace these dreams, the more we live into our destiny.

So be encouraged!

Your dreams, your passion, your heart’s desire…

These are all the things that deserve to be breathed back into life.

I Believe In Us

Posted by on 2 Jun 2017 in Dream, Home | 0 comments

I Believe In Us

I believe in us. I mean that. The last 9 months have felt like a train wreck for a number of those in my circles. People have felt threatened – have experienced personal violence and attacks because of the current political climate. We’ve watched the violence and hatred increase, and it seems like all of the most disgusting and vile things in our country are coming to the light like an infestation of cockroaches. I have never been more astonished by what I’ve seen in the political arena than I have been since November. And...

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When will it be the right time?

Posted by on 6 Oct 2015 in Dream | 0 comments

When will it be the right time?

Once again, husband and I are entering a season of transition. It seems to be a regular thing for us, so I wonder whether or not I can even call it “again” – or if I should just call it “still.” We have been with friends here in Seattle, but now that time is drawing to a close, and we are caught in a little bit of limbo. It’s about timing right now. It’s time for us to leave, but then there are others we’re praying about being in community with, but the timing isn’t quite right....

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Holstee 2: Do What You Love

Posted by on 1 Apr 2012 in Dream | 0 comments

Holstee 2: Do What You Love

If you didn’t see my previous post on the Holstee Manifesto (This is your life) please feel free to go check it out. I’ve been a bit hard on myself behind the scenes of this blog. Mainly because once I launched the official site all those months ago, I wanted to post close to every day. But time, and moving, and life got the best of me. Then, I was committed. I did a flurry of guest posts in November/December and was convinced that I was now going to *write*. Oh, I had glorious intentions, and a notebook full of post ideas. None...

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Hiding Your Heart

Posted by on 8 Mar 2012 in Breathe, Dream, Reveal | 0 comments

Hiding Your Heart

I have dreams about packing. Unpacking. Repacking. Suitcases, boxes, again and again and again. I take things out, I repack them. I make things fit better. I simplify, I clean, I pack, I sort. Over and over and over again. And I’ve been having these dreams for the past two years. For one of those years, I was settled in a place that I thought would be home for years. I never thought I’d have to leave. And then things began to change.  We began to get a sense that God was calling us away from the ‘home’ that we knew....

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Doing It Afraid 6: Repentance

Posted by on 12 Jan 2012 in Dream, Reveal | 0 comments

“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.” ― Albert Einstein This blog is actually more of a reflection on this blog by Julien Smith called “The Complete Guide to Snapping the @#$% Out of It” Most of us, when we think of repentance have some mental image which involves groveling, crying out, confessing horrific deeds. And the New Year is normally the world-side season of this kind of repentance. We talk about all our bad habits, our not-so-great habits, and the habits that we wish we...

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To See the World Anew

Posted by on 19 Dec 2011 in Breathe, Dream | 2 comments

To See the World Anew

I love taking picture of the little ones in my life. Nieces, nephews, god-children, and friends. Yes, you can be honest to goodness *friends* with a child without any weirdness. Some of my most clever and insightful friends are 2, or 5, or 7 years old. And sometimes it makes me sad how suspicious we adults have become. I watch my younger friends and their approach to the world, with wonder and awe and beauty and humor. They run around freely. Completely. Unashamed. It’s not until we teach them not to be themselves that they begin to act...

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Feeling Grateful?

Posted by on 17 Dec 2011 in Dream, Home | 0 comments

Over the past few months, I’ve had a number of guest posts emerge… But the few over at Squidoo have been my favourites. They’re on gratitude and living lives that reflect gratitude more often. So if you will, please make sure to go have a look-see. I’m quite proud of them, you know? The series has been: Cultivating a Lifestyle of Gratitude Post 1: Saying Grace Post 2: Nightly Reflections Post 3: Be An Encourager And if you like them, please share the links! I’d love to see more people living out of a place of...

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Commitment is Hard

Posted by on 10 Nov 2011 in Dream | 0 comments

I saw this the other day and just about fell over I loved it so much. You see, I’ve made a commitment to myself to continue being healthy. And any commitment is hard. It takes sacrifice. Sometimes we make commitments when we should avoid them. Our lives are about choosing our commitments and sticking to them. Everyone has the same 24 hours in a day. What you accomplish in yours reveals the priority of your commitments. It is not because of other people that our dreams fail to become reality. It is because of the choices we make. We can...

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Doing It Afraid 2: This Is Your Life

Posted by on 31 Oct 2011 in Dream, Reveal | 0 comments

Welcome to the first day of the rest of your life. Are you ready for it? It is, after all *your* life. But what does that really mean? One day, you will decide to wake up, and take ownership of your life. It will become your own. It won’t belong to anybody else, and no one else will be responsible for it. And this possibility is both liberating and terrifying. Liberating, because the only person who will hold you accountable is yourself. You’ll begin to realize that your life isn’t about what other people want from you. You...

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Doing It Afraid 1: The series I was supposed to write…

Posted by on 29 Oct 2011 in Dream, Imagine, Reveal | 0 comments

Over the next month, you’ll see a bit more activity on the site. As I’ve committed to NaNoWriMo and finished my final academic piece, I’m now set to pursue my passion like my derriere is on fire. It’s taken me a while to realize that this is one of the things that I was born to do – because I can’t *not* do it. I love it. I can’t get enough of it. I love the sound of my fingers clacking on the keyboard, the scratch of a pen on paper. It’s all part and parcel. I’ve decided, in full...

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