I have a dream...
Updated: Feb 2
All great journeys begin with a dream. I believe the Lord is leading me through a very unique and challenging journey that will hopefully be a blessing and an encouragement to you. In the past three years I have faced a number of difficulties like stepping into my thirties, having with a rare bone cancer, having intense treatment, having my right foot amputated, and still, I have seen the Sovereign hand of the Lord every step of the way. He is Sovereign and Mighty, Faithful and Loving. He is my Shepherd and Healer of my Soul. He is my Source and Strength. He is mine, and I am His. My biggest dream for this blog is that maybe, maybe one day my daughter will come to know the Lord as her Savior and inevitably will face overwhelming challenges. And if I’m not around to comfort and guide her, she will come visit me on this blog and remember that God is good and He takes care of His own.
I’m NOT a natural talker, but I can’t stop talking about what God has done and is doing in my life and heart. My hope is that even today my little step of faith will encourage you, brave soul, to take the next step of faith that God is urging you to take right now. And that you will rely not on your own strength, but on the supernatural strength that comes only through Christ. Lately I’ve been telling myself, “I CAN!” because most of the time I feel like I can’t. I can’t blog, can’t keep my house tidy, can’t lose weight, can’t be a professional artist, can’t run... YET. Maybe I haven’t caught up with my dreams yet, but I know Who leads me, and He never fails. He has an even better plan for my life; I just need to walk with Him. The apostle Paul recognized Christ as his source of strength.
“I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”
Philippians 4:12-13 ESV
And today — 6 months after the amputation — I CAN stand on two feet because of the faithfulness and steadfast love of the Lord!
So here we go! Get ready for some honest, emotional talk about God’s working in this hot mess. There will be life, laughter, art, and healing words of truth from The Bible! And yes, more “I CAN!”’s!