Tuesday, January 15

Do What You Can

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This week's step in our God-sized Dreams journey is to share a "do what you can" step. Just one small thing to move forward in your God-sized Dream.



What did I do this week to move forward in my God-sized Dreams?

I look back on my God-sized dream statements.



I believe God has created and called me to serve and support my family through encouraging, serving, cooking, and listening. 

I also believe God has created and called me to encourage and support other women through writing my stories, creating handmade cards, and connecting through both cards and stories.


And I think about my week and opportunities that God gave me and I know He is directing in my God-sized Dreams. I didn't even realizing how I was taking small steps, but here are some things that happened for me this week.

PART 1: my family
  • I actually READ out loud to one of my daughters... more than once. It's a grace thing because reading out loud isn't one of my favorite things to do.
  • I successfully meal-planned one week, thanks to a handy meal-planning assistant made for me by my sister-in-law.
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  • I continue with a mini-minute with my kids before bed, just asking them one of their favorite things in the day.


PART 2: others


  • I successfully completed one week of my Creative Writing class in an effort to improve my writing techniques to better minister to others
  • I spent Saturday creating handmade notecards for a special order and for future opportunities
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  • I SOLD a card on my Artfire shop (this happens about once a year, so I'm losing money on my shop, but haven't figured out how I should be doing this)
  • I signed up to help co-host an (in)RL meetup, although the details still need to be worked out.
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Just a few small things, but more than enough to get me started.


Connect with me:
What dreams do you have? and what One Small Step can you take today toward pursuing that dream? How can I pray for you in this area?

8 comments:

  1. Julie Anne, I am encouraged by the steps you are taking, being faithful in the everyday things in your life. I love how you said that you hadn't realized the way God had been working and directing your dreams and your steps until you started thinking back over the week. I appreciated doing this as well because I was able to rejoice in the good things He is doing. Bless you, sister, as you continue to move forward faithfully with Him, day by day.

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    1. Thank you friend, for your encouragement!

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  2. wow.. way to take steps . This was an encouragement to me. And your cards are beautiful!

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  3. This is great, Julie!!! Thank you for sharing and I will continue to follow along!

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    1. Glad to have you along for the journey!!

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  4. Cool steps this week. I love your creativity :) How you are able to juggle all of that is amazing to me.

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  5. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your meal planner board!!! I NEED to copy that idea! Its PERFECT..BEAUTIFUL...and FUNCTIONAL!!! LOVE!!!

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