My friend Heather wrote a book.
A few months ago, she asked me to read it, give my opinion on my blog, and then give away a free copy. I thought that sounded like a good idea, and then…I moved.
Now that all the boxes are unpacked, and I’ve settled down to read Heather’s book, I find the timing ironic. Her book is called Dreaming Big, and I’m reading it at exactly the time in my life when I’ve been having a dream make-over. In the last month, my life has changed dramatically, and it’s been a time of re-examining what we’re doing here, what we want, what we feel God is calling us to, and what we’re going to do about it.
I find that slightly uncomfortable.
There are parts of Heather’s book that make me feel slightly uncomfortable. In a good way, if you know what I mean. I don’t think following our dreams could ever come under the topic of “comfortable”, anyway.
Although the book has a bit of a youth focus, there is fantastic stuff in there for anyone. Besides the fact that the topic is hugely important, I also love it that Heather is all over the Bible in this book. I really appreciate her insights into Scripture, and love it that this isn’t just a book about succeeding and accomplishing our dreams for our own advancement. It’s about God’s dreams for us, and how we can get on board with what He’s been doing all along.
You should read it! And you could win it.
Here’s how we’re going to do this whole giveaway:
In order to enter the contest for a copy of Heather’s book, all you need to do is leave a comment on my blog, anytime this week. In honor of Dreaming Big, I’m going to be sharing my thoughts on dreams and goals and all that stuff I’ve been challenged with lately, so you have all week to jump in and share a comment, which gives you a chance to win your own copy of Dreaming Big.
To start off, I must ask…Anyone else out there who’s also struggling with clarifying some life dreams? Do you ever find it difficult to determine whether it’s God’s dream or yours?
*To find out more about Heather and her book, check out her blog here.
5 thoughts on “Dreaming Big: Some Love and a Giveaway!”
“Do you ever find it difficult to determine whether it’s God’s dream or yours?” Yes, absolutely! If I would talk about all the different ways I have questioned or wondered about those dreams, it would be an entire blog post (or multiple posts!) itself. I look forward to hearing your thoughts this week – maybe it will help to clarify my dream/thought process!
Yep, definitely during this time of having young kids, it has been a struggle re-clarifying life dreams/goals for myself and for us as a couple! There isn’t the same freedom and as a mother you feel you should give up so much for the sake of your kids/family, but God still wants you to use your gifts and abilities and live out dreams though it may look different…still trying to figure out what that means and looks like though!
As a high school student graduating this year and trying to plan what I want for my life ahead I struggle to differentiate between my dreams and goals for life and Gods dreams for me. I like to jump ahead and create my entire plan and then if I feel good about my plan I present it to God. This will continue to be a struggle and learning process for years (all of life most likely) to come.
I’ve long known that I’m living out MY childhood dream…but I want to be sure that it’s also God’s dream for me. Obviously, my dream of being a wife and mother is not something I can give up, I wonder what else He has for me at the same time. I want to be faithful in everything but often don’t feel like I have a lot of emotional energy left for anything but taking care of my family. I feel like I’m in that transition of figuring it all out. Maybe I’ll have to check out this book…I’ll just wait until next week… because I’m totally going to win it. 🙂 Haha.
I often think about what path God wants me to follow and which dream to follow. Which one is right for now and which ones are to wait for His perfect timing!