Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A tree in a snowstorm

On the tree outside my window, squirrels jump onto snowy limbs and a cardinal perches just long enough to collect white dots on its red feathers. The tree's trunk divides the white landscape in two and its branches stretch into the snow-speckled sky. For a Florida girl (an even for a now-Atlanta girl) this is a scene to soak in.

In the nearby park, parents show little ones snow for the first time. Children (and adults!) sled down the same hills that I ran over the day before. Yet here in our backyard, the quietness of this beautiful landscape almost feels lonely.

It's often the same feeling when you're pursuing a dream. When there's lots swirling around you, the chaos can be disorienting. Standing strong like the tree in a snowstorm sometimes feel solitary.

I want to encourage you today that you're not alone.

Whatever dreams are tugging at your heart are there for a reason. The road will be bumpy but just take it all in. See the beauty in the chaos. Reach out your limbs and share your dreams with those close to you.

And let the Light illuminate whatever covering you're hiding behind. Keep soul-ly stretching toward your One focus. He planted that dream in your heart, and others will rejoice in seeing the Ultimate Dreamer in you.
Today I'm linking up with Holley Gerth's Coffee for your Heart


  1. Steph,
    You said, "And let the Light illuminate whatever covering you're hiding behind." This is not easy, but with Christ, it is possible and then freedom comes. Thank you for the reminder and words of encouragement!

    1. Such truth, Beatriz! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Thank you for the reminder that we’re not alone! So glad you linked up with Coffee for Your Heart this week! XO