Of Tears And Dreams: Becoming Living Art – Week 7 — 16 Comments

  1. This is so good Barbie. Like you, I don’t remember much of my childhood. And that’s lead to an adult life full of confusion. I’ve never had that one “dream”, the thing I knew I was meant to do. I’ve sort of bobbed along here and there trying to figure out what my gifts are and what it is He’s called me to do. There is definitely fear in stepping out & pursuing something I think He’s asked me to do. What if I just made it all up? What if I’m on the wrong path? I guess it comes down to having faith and trusting Him to guide our steps. I so relate to everything you’ve shared in this series Barbie. Keep writing. Keep sharing sister.

  2. Love this post Barbie! I can relate so much. Even after saying yes, quite frankly to something that totally took me by surprise, I still have dreams that I want to seek out but not if they aren’t for His glory & within His will. Oh that we may seek Him in our journeys & bravely step out when He leads us! I look forward to reading more of your journey.

  3. It’s all all ALL about becoming WHOLE and our tears are a huge part of that. Some seasons have a million nonstop tears and other seasons not many fall from our faces. We all ought to be wise enough to listen to the inner voice within so we can heal, so we can become more like our Lord.


  4. I really must read this book and I really must share a cup of coffee with you soon. I don’t even know where to begin in terms of how much I can relate to your heart here. Instead I will simply say thank you for your willingness to open up your heart to us. Your words ALWAYS inspire and encourage and have me wanting more and more of Him. Love you.

  5. Wow! I felt everyone of your emotions and the questions you ask are also questions that I ask. Your openness throughout this series reviewing the book has been a journey that I feel is bringing healing to you. I love watching how you are growing! I still need to read A Million Little Ways. Oh my friend, I will and I will be running to you to talk about your thoughts and mine. Thank you for sharing your heart.

  6. I love that God speaks to us in our love language and He uses things beautiful things, like that painting to bring us wherever it is He wants us to go. I thoroughly appreciate your transparency here.

    P.S. When I feel myself shrinking back I think of Joshua and I push myself to pray big, audacious, “sun stand still” prayers. Praying for you, my friend and sending you lots of love!

  7. I will definitely purchase this book, in the future. I am enjoying your journey. Maybe, your thoughts and desires are not so crazy. Maybe, the Lord has given them to you. When I am unsure of my mind and heart, I think of James 1:5–If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. Keep this Scripture in your heart. Many blessings to you!

  8. I love the idea of our tears pointing us to our God-given passions. This is such a great post. Thank you for sharing all that your getting out of this book. I’m still trying to figure it out, but I long to write a book based on my experiences and using what I’ve learned through theology and counseling classes. Still following His lead–waiting and paying attention to the tears! I feel I’m closer than ever. I suppose that we sense getting closer as you take baby steps toward those passions. Even if those steps are mistakes or need tweeking. What an exciting journey. It seems to me that you are already living out so many of your passions through art and writing. I hope you sense that!

    • Oh Amy, how exciting about your dream of a book. Yes, God has perfect timing. And thank you for your encouragement. It means so much to me!

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