Tuesday, May 29, 2007


I'm gonna give this a try so here goes and if you're reading this and haven't done it yet, consider yourself tagged!!!

What are your dreams? Not things that God has promised you, but things you dream about or things that you whisper in His ear. What are you believing God for? Be bold, Be Honest, Be courageous!

I dream of finally owning our own home.
I dream of that home being just large enough for my kids to have their own rooms and a kitchen big enough to feed them and all their friends.
I dream of having a few Godly couples that Jimmy and I BOTH enjoy being with.
I dream of having a houseful of kids that love the Lord and want everyone to know it!
I dream of making lots of people laugh and leading them in worship.
I dream of those closest to me being SOLD OUT for Jesus and their marriages/families reaping those rewards!

Your turn. Share those dreams.

This is an update to this first list! I have to admit that since I posted this originally I realize how I don't dream big enough for my big G God! So, here's my additional dreams. All of those above are still true however,

I dream of seeing Hickory Grove FILLED in EVERY service and people totally free to worship however they choose!!

I dream of that choir loft full of voices that may not be operatically trained but their hearts so in tune to Jesus that their worship flies to the throne!

I dream of serving under leadership that is UNASHAMEDLY free to worship even if it drops them to their knees!

I dream of dropping to my own knees in worship and not wondering if anyone notices!

I dream of worshipping and not worrying if my shirt looks just right or if my skirt is the right length or am I distracting with my worship - just plain old FREEDOM!!!

I dream of watching my man bang on those drums with the same fervor and passion in service that he used to have! RENEW IT LORD!

I dream of my niece and my nephew having a Godly man in their lives to lead them and not replace their dad but be a loving stepdad to them.

I dream of my mom FINALLY being happy!

Ok, I'll stop now! hahaha


Nicki said...

I'm with you!! I dream many of the same things.......when will you begin looking for a house again? If you don't mind me asking?

Valarie said...

Hey Nicki. Jimmy has struggled with keeping a job for about 2 years now and we have suffered financially. It will be quite some time before we can get our own place. Likely 3-4 years if not more. But God is faithful and has provided for our EVERY need! Not my wants but my needs! That has been a DIFFICULT lesson for me to learn!

Leigh Gray said...

Loved hearing your dreams - prayer requests for me - i know how to more specifically pray for you!!!

Love you darling!!

Thanks for playing along.

Nicki said...

I understand..........this has been a hard learning experience for me too......We have suffered huge losses financially, my husband Kris and my daughter Taylor were both very sick and aquired MANY medical $30,000!!! We lost everything and it was quite a humbling experience...God is good, I think you'll be surprised, I never thought we'd be able to buy a house this quickly, but there are so many new programs out there. It's just hard because we are having to start at square one again. Thanks for sharing, it's good to know that other people have struggles as well!! Have a grat day!

Lucy said...

Girl, I just can't believe how much we are alike! Ditto on everything you said about worship. Why is it that cheering at my son's games comes natural to me, yet cheering for The One who loves me with a love that I can't even begin to comprehend can be so intimidating?!? And it's not like I don't want to. I want to worship Him with absolute, complete abandon, yet when I'm in a group of people something stops me. I don't know.

Don't feel alone in the finance department. It's very possible that we could lose the restaurant if something doesn't change. These gas prices are killing small business's.........all of our restaurant inventory comes in on a big rig......out of Charlotte no less : ) Guess who they pass the increase in their gas cost to?