Monday, August 11, 2008

Day 07: Dreamsicle

Today’s Bible Verse
“Taste and see that the Lord is good.” (Psalm 34:8)

Today’s Question
Write out a description of one dream you have that you believe is from God. How has it “floated to the top” in your life?

One big dream that has been in my heart lately which I have been asking God is my desire to go back to school and earn a degree in Christian counseling.

What do I plan to do with this degree if I earn it? I am hoping to work with young adult women in discovering their identities in Christ and advocate God’s gift of sexual integrity.

I just have an ache for women in their mid-20s to mid-30s who are looking for answers in all areas of their lives. I would love to actively do that in the near future.

Right now, I am asking God if He wants me to do this. And if He does say YES, I will continue on praying that He may enable me and Robert to raise enough ministry support so that I may be able to afford to go back to school.


Something To Share
I wanted to share something with all of you today. A couple of months ago, I learned that Christian singer/musician Steven Curtis Chapman experienced a family tragedy.

His son, Will, accidentally ran over his little sister, Maria Sue who was 5-years-old. Tonight while working out at the gym, I caught The Chapman family on Larry King Live.

I was absolutely blown away on how they, as a family, handled this tragic event. No pointing of fingers, no one blaming someone. Just pure love, unity and encouragement.

When I went home I excitedly told my husband that he had to watch it and we did. It truly inspired us to move to another level of living a life that is Christ-like.

Sometimes we get upset over little things that do not go our way (oh my do I have my days!) and I can be real immature about it blame it on circumstances or the "enemy" trying to steal my happiness.

And then I watch the Chapman family be dependent on God's grace to get through this together and not allowing themselves to be broken by what was taken away from them.

It also affirmed my desire that someday we hope to adopt a baby. How I wish it wasn't so expensive to adopt one :-( I would love to give my home to children who desperately need one.

Please watch the video clip below. It shows the first part of that Larry King interview. I hope you may find inspiration in it too :-)

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