Saturday, January 1, 2011


Pregnancy- "the period from conception to

Most of the time we hear this word, we think of it in a literal sense...
However, as I was waking up this morning, the thought occurred to me, there can be a deeper meaning to this word.

To be pregnant with vision, dreams, & purpose.

As our small ideas join with the Divine purposes of God,
they join together to make
new life- new purpose- new vision.

For those of us who have been pregnant in the natural, it is a time of excitement, expectancy, and great joy.

However, it is also be a time of discomfort, stretching, and growing.

The true can be said for the birth of our dreams.
The process to get there can be uncomfortable a times-
being stretched to believe for the impossible,
growing in our faith & love-

ultimately giving birth to our purpose.

As we embark on this new year, my heart is full of personal goals and dreams.

My goals include:

*being more disciplined in exercise & diet (time to get in shape),
*keeping the house organized and clean (really need to work on this one),
*staying on top of the laundry,
*having people over to our home more often,
*starting our own business,
*more consistency with homeschooling,
*being a better wife & mom,
*loving more, worrying less, and giving freely.

What are your dreams for this year?

At this point, all of these goals are just "embryos", if you will-
Seeds of purpose, waiting to come to fruition.

They hold in them the potential to become great things.

I pray that as we begin this new year,
my dreams & yours will grow into everything God has purposed them to be.

"For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord.
"They are plans for good, and not for disaster,
to give you a future and a hope."
Jeremiah 29:11, NLT

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