Dreams, Hope, Trust, Worship

In The Season Of Rain

Last night while driving a bus-load of kids home from Taekwondo I watched the sun crown the trees with the last of its golden rays, just before disappearing below the horizon, leaving an orangy-pink sky in its wake. I caught my breath as I alerted my young passengers to the scene, “don’t miss this!” I…

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Dreams, God-sized dreams

On God-Given Dreams

Yesterday morning I climbed the stairs to my office room,  sat down at my desk and lit a candle. There is nothing special about this, it’s a near daily activity I like to do before the sun fully rises. This is the space between my waking and my reality, before the kids rouse for breakfast and…

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Art, Dreams

The Beauty Of Fresh Starts

The decision to change my blog was not one made on a whim. I hemmed and hawed about what this would mean, how would it look, what was my motive behind the change, etc. I wrestled with whether or not my friends would understand, or respect my intention behind the change. I’m a people pleaser by nature…

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Dreams

Imagine

They don’t notice the thin pocket of blue that peeks from between layers of gray. They are immediately lost in a world of their own design, with the help of nature and what someone before, has left behind. They create for hours, and I watch as they imagine what could be right into their own…

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Dreams, Five Minute Friday

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It’s been a long time since I hung out with my Five Minute Friday peeps. I’ve missed this community so much… In case you’re new around here, (welcome!) Five Minute Friday is really simple: Write for 5 minutes, (no editing) post your words, link up with Lisa-Jo and share encouragement with the others who link…

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Dreams

A Leap Of Faith {A Retreat And A Giveaway}

On March 10th, 2011, I started blogging at Always Alleluia. From that moment, to now, God has taken me to the depths of the valley, and up to the mountain tops–each in their season,–it’s been a wild ride ride. I have met so many beautiful people–friends along the way and am continually humbled and awed by God”s…

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Dreams, Obedience, Struggle, Surrender

Because God Knows Better

I don’t know why God works the way he does. I write lines and pages trying to work it all out–what He’s saying to me, where He’s taking me. But the truth is, sometimes, I just don’t know. God seems totally fine with this arrangement in this current season, though for me, it’s more of…

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Dreams

A Letter To The Dreamers Out There

Hey dreamer, I see you–with the laundry in your hands while your mind is digging wells in Haiti, or writing that book you’re afraid to scratch out on paper. I know your hesitations and your trembling. I know the hours lost in the night as your mind rolls this dream around like a marble, while…

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Dreams

The Activity Of Stillness

It’s no secret that I’m a woman in motion. If it’s not the children who propel me it’s something else–but it’s always something. Last year, when My coach recommended that I “pursue waiting“, it was as if she’d spoken to me in a foreign language. Because honestly, while I love the vision I have of…

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Dreams

On Tuesdays, a few of us dreamers are joining up with Holley to share different phases of the God-sized dreaming journey. Today, we’re talking about fears we’ve faced in the process, and the truths that are bigger than the fears.    I could probably write another book entirely on the fears I’ve had to stare…

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