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February 24, 2010

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Molly @ Star Cottage

Yet again a beautiful and inspiring post. My husband and I are dreamers and have to do this daily, infact we were talking about it the other morning @ 2 am. It is so hard to let go of OUR aspirations and ask the Lord to lead us in the way that is best. ;)
Thanks for a wonderful start to the morning. I pray your day is blessed.
Molly

Amy Muffoletto

You are truly a blessing from God. You have such a way with words...I know to trust the Lord but you say it and it makes more sense then ever before. Hugs, Amy

Maija Lepore

Your faith is encouraging and beautiful! Stay focused!!! oxox

Becky @ Farmgirl Paints

I needed this Jeanne. Hmmmm are they my dreams or is it God's path for me? I'm letting it all go!

traci

beautiful jeanne. thank you so much for doing this series and shedding light on our dreams and Gods plans. maybe the same, maybe not. we'll see. xo!

Rebecca

Absolutely so true and beautifully said. I'm going through some of the exact same things! I have massive focusing issues. I so wish I had my act together. Thanks so much for another great post!

~Rebecca

Theresa Hein

You are such an inspiration. Really. Yet another beautifully written post and so very true. Thank you, Theresa

lissa

Jeanne~ this is really good. I love your heart! I know that your deep desire is to use all of your talents as a mom, wife, artist for the Lord. He will bless you in so many ways as you lay it down at His feet and trust him that his dreams for you out do your wildest imagination! He takes our dreams and runs with them. beautiful heartfelt post. I love you.

Wendy@ Almota Roses

Jeanne, I know what you mean EXACTLY. From your first few sentences in this post, I was nodding my head -right! right! Some times all the dreams and ideas are overwhelming and I do NOTHING because I can't decide what is most important. (Actually I usually do laundry because that is always wanting with 4 children.) I will ask God to help me focus and see where he leads me. Thank you.

Mikal

Oh my gosh, I have goosebumps the size of Everest, and want to cry my eyes out.(In a good way!)

Going to have to reread this tonight at home and really reflect... this is beautiful!

Mikal

Susan

Such beautiful words and so wisely spoken. I think you are realizing the dreams God has in store for you even when you don't know it. By simply trusting in Him as you mentioned you open yourself up to His will to be done and not yours. That's when you truly succeed

stephanie

Simply beautiful..may you be blessed! your friend, Stephanie

susan

Beautifully written Jeanne. Hope all is well! Susan

Courtney Walsh

jeanne,

I've always believed in many things God puts dreams in our heart so we'll ask for them...so he can make them come true. But he can't really get involved until we step out of the way.

:) Dream big, my friend. The world is yours!

It occurred to me today that for all those years we lived right by each other and never realized how very much we have in common. What a shame, huh? Maybe I should move to Colorado! lol

Flower Patch Farmgirl

Such truth! Such beauty!

I love this, Jeanne.

And your title will now have me singing "Lay it Down" all the livelong day, by Nichole Nordeman. Do you know this song? If not, you should find it online. That entire album is the album of my life. I think you'd dig it.

Allegra

Ok, so this was meant for me.
I have been having SUCH a hard time with creative FOCUS.
I'm all over the place with this hole in my heart that wants to be filled with EVERYTHING.I.SEE & AM.INSPIRED.BY. That's A LOT of stuff!!
Im writing down your very last prayer, putting it on a post it, and sticking it to my heart right now.

....thank you...so much!

alissa

thank you! what a beautiful post. this one and the 'perspective changes everything' post really spoke to me. i don't want you to think i am a crazy person, but i have been battling with some of these same issues and i asked God to help me. He sent me here. so thank you. have a wonderful day!

Stephanie

Oh I can so relate, dealing with infertility for 2 years has made me realize that God has so much more in mind for me than dwelling on what I can't have, or don't have right now. He is telling me to wait... and for the longest time I said I don't want to! But He has humbled me and been patient and graceful!

Love this post, thanks for sharing!
Stephanie
www.thegimlinfamily.blogspot.com

stacey

Thank you Jeanne for letting us into your world and writing such eloquent posts.
I am on a very familiar pursuit. Slowly working at it. Trying to be present in whatever I am doing, trying to be grateful even when I am doing something that I really dislike, trying to stay with the flow of my life instead of working against it, trying to be happy about the things I have done instead of what I have not , trying to focus in on harmonizing my life with what truly is important, trying to make a life instead of making a living and running towards my dreams instead of towards my fears. I am trying and slowly changing how I think. This has been key to realizing my spirituality and opening up this path in my life. My plan is to continue to try, to let go & to trust.
I leave you with a wonderful quote I found a few weeks ago. It's a long one but well worth the read ... a few times.

There is a vitality, a life-force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique and if you block it, it will never exist through any medium and will be lost .... the world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how it compares with other expressions ... it is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. - Martha Graham

All, my best! Stacey

Marci

Beautiful Post. I can relate. It is very hard to let go. I have a tendency to let go and then take it back...as if I can fool God. Why do we do that?!

Megan

What a wonderful post! I am currently studying the Fruit of the Spirit and this week is about peace - next week about patience... I'm finding that these two portions of the fruit are so closely related to my dreams and what I want for myself... I have to give it to God! I'm particularly liking this verse right now:

Psalm 62:8 Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.

mkg

Life-giving truths beautifully expressed. Thank you for this wonderful post; your heart blesses and encourages me.

Elaine/TinkerVerve

Nicely written -
I do trust!

Debra

What a wonderful blessing it is to read your blog and today's post. Thank you so much for the truths that you express in words that I cannot.

God bless you!

Deb

Martha

That is one of the most beautiful pieces written...today was a good day for that for me...thank you:)
I love that you share your thoughts and inspire others...truly wonderful Jeanne...you made my heart smile...but also remember the hardest thing for me to let go

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