Dream big dreams!

“God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams!” – The Message

This weekend I am attending our church’s annual women’s conference, Designed for Life. The theme is “Dare to Dream.” The idea is that God has birthed within each of us a unique calling. A purpose. A desire He has placed deep within our hearts for something big. Something bigger than we are. Something that only God can do.

I have seen that truth played out in my life over the past year. God has indeed done more than I ever could have even asked for or even imagined! One year ago I had severe shin splints and was forced to stop exercising. All of a sudden I had time on my hands that I normally would have spent working out, so I started writing.

At about the same time that happened, our church did a Daniel Fast. God led me to start a blog to encourage people participating in the fast with recipes and devotions. That blog led to a book proposal, which led to a writer’s conference, which led to an agent, which led to a contract with one of the largest Christian publishers in the world.

You just never know what the Lord has in store for you. But the thing is, you have to start with a dream. Believe that God will bring about that which He has planned for your life as you put your trust in Him.


  1. Kristen,
    So wanted to attend this year, but just couldn’t afford it right now. I’ve been wondering about how it was going though. So glad that you posted about it. I went three years ago and it was terrific. Learned a lot.

    I am really enjoying your site. GREAT recipes. Going to Mama Jeans today, so thought I’d pick up a few items to try some of your recipes as well. Had the Taco Salad last night….delish!!

    Have a Blessed weekend at DFL,

  2. Hi, Dawn. Next you don’t let finances keep you from coming to DFL! They offer scholarships for that very situation. 🙂

    Thanks so much for your comments and for visiting the blog. I pray that the Lord will bless you richly as you seek Him!

  3. I will bet though that you did not even dream that this would happen! That is what would make God even bigger than our dreams 🙂

    Thanks for sharing this, love.

  4. Elena, you are exactly right. I am still in awe. God is amazing. He is SO much bigger and BETTER than our dreams!