Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Dusting Off Dreams

Summertime and the dreaming is easy easier...

After viewing Bonita's post recommending the book, Knit Together by Debbie Macomber, I began reading the book and dreaming big - again.  I dusted off dreams that formed in my heart and mind years ago...dreams that I have worked toward bit by bit over the years.  As part of my reframing project, I am revisiting the dreams that were seeds years ago.  I see progress; I see value in flowing with the process of dream building.

What do you do when dreams are lost or stalled?

Walt Kallestad,  in Wake Up Your Dreams (1996), gives steps for moving forward with dreams:

Believe - great dreams do not die

Receive - guidance, direction and help will encourage you along the way

Achieve - action steps literally move you in the direction of your dream

Praise - hope arises as the Breath of Life breathes freshly into our dreams

Questions to ponder:

Do you have dusty dreams?

What step(s) will you take to revive your dreams?



  1. The only dream I really ever had was to be a stay-at-home mom and raise children. I'm 44 and that never happened. It was hard to face the future without that dream once I realized it was probably over. Looking at the future was like looking at a black wall. But God has been faithful, and he is beginning to give me new dreams. So, I'm not dusting off old dreams, but I'm maneuvering my way around the black wall so I can look forward to the new future I never anticipated!

  2. Hi Stephani,
    Thank you for sharing the reality of having to maneuver around a black wall in the face of your unfulfilled dream to be a stay-at-home mom and raise children. I see from your writing and photos that you dreaming dreams - with a future and a hope given by God. I appreciate your perspective. I am excited to hear more about the new dreams.

  3. Yes, I've had dreams. Some of them were supposed to die. Now I am trying to make one come true.

    This one came about because I asked God, "Are there dreams you have dreamed for me?"

    We'll see what happens next!

  4. What richness comes from asking God "Are there dreams you have dreamed for me."

    Keep us posted on the unfolding of this dream!