Shandra Lee. With Heart Wide Open. A Miracle In The Making.

Faith Wood Plaque

Words of Wisdom I Wall Sculpture - Believe

Yep that’s what the little plaque reads. FAITH..DREAM..BELIEVE  Even have it on the piano.

Always been a dreamer. What if you had all the money in the world…. What if you could be anything you wanted…One year at the county fair I dreamed so hard about winning the foal they were giving away I made myself sick with longing. Absolutely loved horses. Did not win the pony. Bummer.

You know my type. Cut out pages and pictures of catalogs and magazines of the places I’ll go, the dream home, the perfect wardrobe and hair,  the most excellent meals I would love to prepare with a house full of friends and family, good wine, herbal tea and lots of laughter.

 Funny thing is that somewhere along the way things often change. Once the Lord truly gets hold of ya, priorities change. Don’t misunderstand, I would still love to eventually have the dream home to open to youth groups and women’s book clubs or bible studies (or even an ordained Bunco Group or two) or have the perfect vacation.

Funny thing is that other things happen as well. Sometimes life gets wearing. Sometimes we grow tired. Or become burdened with what at one time was a blessing. Seasons.

As a homeowner there is a constant list of to-dos. A constant place to spend thy money and time. And for one that was bought as a remodeler’s dream….it still is several years later. Well, says we, what if….In this case my dream is to have a home that is finished and ready (See the above) . Mine has served it’s purpose.

 So out we went and looked… at half million dollar homes and ‘real’ ones. Dreaming. And then, if you know me you know I came home and…..yep.you know it…she wept. Why? It’s not about the houses or the financing or the packing. It’s so much more than houses. It’s Life. Being honest with one’s self.   Why?

And He said…

”     I know there is no room in your heart for any more disappointment.   “

“Trust Me.”

 1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your cares on Him because He cares for you.

to be continued…

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