Hello dear friends..
By the way.. before I get into the Blog post that my favorite Dream team cheerleader Holley Gerth encouraged us to write
I wanted to tell you exciting news..
R U READY for it?
I am preparing to unveil a major blog makeover..
like done by a real live professional
unlike my pitiful attempt to pretend like I know anything about design.
So .. get ready. when it gets closer to being posted I will let you know
And then can you help me spread the word about this space
using it as an invitation to come alive.
Anyways.. I can’t wait to take Holley’s challenge .. she said post about your God-sized dream buddy. Well I want to tell you about my God-sized dream BUDDIES. I could not be pursuing my God sized dreams without them. And one of the most amazing things I see as I look at them.. they beautifully represent how God purposefully made the body of Christ. He made us each unique and different with our own gifts .. but each of us created to work together as a body to bring glory to our HEAD– Jesus Christ.
Used to– to be completely honest when I thought of the term board of directors I kindof shuddered. I pictured a bunch of studgy old men in suits sitting around a looong board room table talking in serious hushed tones about things like assets and budgets making sure to perfectly use Roberts Rules of order.
So when i realized that I would need a board of directors if i was every going to accomplish my God-sized dreams, or even know where to start.. I was SCARED SILLY!
so i prayed.. and waited.. and prayed and waited.. and prayed some more. And the Lord loved me soo much He did not bring me a bunch of serious men sitting around a board room table in suits..
Instead HE brought me these beautiful friends/family members/Godsized dream buddies
clearly a VERY serious bunch..
who are really all about working all the time on budgets and assets around a long board room table (hahha)
And who make working together very boring (haha. this is us crafting the coming alive ministries vision statement)
working on the by-laws of coming alive.
See God knew I didn’t need stodgy
I begged Him for people that “got crazy ol’ me” but yet also had all the gifts I didn’t. And He answered.
See because God always does more then we can ask or imagine.
Wish you could have been a fly on the wall with us this past weekend as we met for our board planning retreat for the year 2013.
We laughed and laughed and laughed (because God sent me a board that would get that God meets with us in our laughter. .. that HE laughs with us I believe.. and that life is a JOY!.. and that they would need a great sense of humor to work with me)
We prayed and met with Jesus and prayed some more.
But I love that they knew it was a big deal for me to even write out a schedule (even though it was full of ish’s.. like we will eat breakfast after everyone is awakeish)
We played and played some more. whether it was a crazy games of Spades or pool.. we played (I am terrible at both)
And we planned and dreamed together.
They make me feel like with God and them I can see my dreams come true.. because those dreams are God given and because these board members are God given.
We have everything from my 7th grade math teacher who encourages me daily in the details (who doesn’t even want to admit that because I am terrible at math) to my best friend for the past 10 years who can make everything beautiful that she touches, to a dear friend from church who has a huge heart for broken and hurting woman because of the way God has healed her
To our accountant who allows me to have crazy faith even when it doesn’t make sense but makes sure to secretly crunch the numbers and helped me through the crazy tax paperwork (and make it appear fun ha)
to the chairman of the board and his wife who have been my biggest encourager’s over the years
to my friend tabi who just had to rotate off but that I loooove very much and was my counseling supervisor.
Each very differently gifted
but each called by the same God
To help this crazy girl in her crazy calling
to call others alive in Christ
I cannot even find words to thank them. This weekend their belief in God reminded me to believe.. to dream. .. and keep passionately following Gods call.
So God gave me a board of directors
God gave me God sized dream buddies!
So God gave us the beautiful body of Christ
Why do we compare ouselves to eachother and compete
Let’s be God sized dream buddies
Now I want to be your dream buddy!
how can i pray for you?
Also would you PLEASE check out my two newest dream buddies who I met through the dream team. I think they are both pretty stinking amazing.
Meet Elizabeth Anne May she is an AWESOME writer, mom– will encourage you so much. Please follow her
And my newest cheerleader friend: Kristin what a delightful writer, cheerleader and new friend! (and a beautiful family might I add)