I found this while browsing. It's a Kinies Ruffled Waist Purse. Being a mom of five little ones, I find it hard to keep my “things” (keys, wallet, lip gloss, etc.) all together. There are those times I just have to hurry out of the house and grab my “things”. This would make all that easier, it snaps around my waist! Awesome!
I did it. I have my dreams listed. I have seven dreams, not ten but seven. I'll share a few...
1. To start a ministry or contribute a big deal to a ministry for young girls/women.
I'm a young mother and I was a teen mom. Choices that I made in life lead me to that point. There are a lot of feelings, emotions, and demons that teen girls face on a day-to-day basis. I desire to be there for those girls as a mentor, an encourager, and a friend. I would like to let them know that they do matter, they are important, and that they are loved. I yearn to plant seeds of love and hope in their heart. It’s a passion, a burning fire in my heart that I want to pass to the next girl’s heart.
2. To be a strong Godly example, especially for my children.
I desire to be the woman that my sons and daughters look up to. I would like to always set that Godly example for then. In turn, I want my children to be that Godly example in someone else’s life.
3. Continue, non-stop, to grow spiritually with The Lord.
I’m always refreshed and renewed as I read The Word and fellowship with God. I make a conscious effort to continue to do so.
4. To Love (verb)
As I type, I’m a little apprehensive being vulnerable to you, my readers. These are dreams from my heart and I know that God will be by my side as I fulfill each and every one.
"What? You have a husband and not to mention, you’re a stay-at-home mom with five children! What are you thinking?" This always comes to mind when I think of things that I desire to do or get involved in, outside of my home. “You’re going to neglect something,” I continue to say to myself. None of these are true. So what is it that drives this kind of thinking? I set out to figure out why I can’t embrace what I desire and know I can achieve. So my journey begins…
I recently joined a life group at my church. My objective was to get to know and fellowship with Godly women. As I attend these weekly meetings, I am challenged by God to dig deeper. Much deeper than I thought would take place over a typical cup of Starbucks. In our life group we are reading a book written by Dr. Leslie Parrott titled You Matter More Than You Think. In this book Dr. Parrott shows us how each and every component of our life makes us who we are. She writes not only for us to recognize but to also embrace these parts of our life.
So here we are on a usual Tuesday morning, books open, coffee cups full, and fellowship in full swing. Our group leader poses us with two chapter related questions, “What have you dreamt of? Where does the Lord want you to go in your life?” As I sit there taken back from these powerful questions, my mind starts to turn. Me? I want my children to be strong Godly men and women. No, no, no. Not my children, me. What have I dreamt of for me? Our homework for the week is to make a list of ten things we’ve dreamt of for our life and where the Lord wants to take us. Okay, I can do that. I get home and grab a piece of paper and I title it Dreams, underline the title twice, put a number one on the top line and sit there. Ten minutes later, I’m still sitting with no progress. Then I hear the Lord tell me, “Anything that you write on that paper isn’t going to matter much without talking to Me first?” I fall to my knees and I start to pray.