It started with a card unexpectedly arriving in the mail one afternoon. “A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight.”
A week later, a call from a friend, letting me know she felt she was supposed to tell me to dream with God.
Stuck and overwhelmed with the present troubles I didn’t know how to dream again.
The fear was paralyzing me, yet I got up each morning to fight it.
A few morning later I quietly prayed and asked for a dream, yet nothing.
Weeks later, out of the blue I grab an old favorite book off the bookshelf. The first chapter That falls open on my lap, Vision.
“If you are going to break the vicious cycles of ….. , you just reorient your vision toward something new and better.”
There the words struck me to the core. The long cold hardships that entrapped me into the struggle of survival stole my ability to see a vision. All I could see was the cloud of the here and now.
In the hope of the Christmas season, one morning I woke before the sun and sat quietly near the twinkly lights of the Christmas tree. I asked God to whisper a dream again. A fresh vision of hope.
I open my laptop, and a video pops up from a business group I’m in, today’s topic, visualizing where you’re headed…as I sat and listened goose bumps ran down my arms.
I knew what I needed to do. I opened my journal and wrote. I wrote and wrote and wrote without any analyzing or overthinking or guilt. I wrote as if God was saying yes to every dream I penned.
These words falling on paper unfiltered was an act of obedience. These tucked away dreams in my heart were placed by God all along, I just needed to sit and give myself the permission to believe it was okay to put them to paper.
“Repeatedly In Scripture God asks people this question, “what do you see?”
“What do you see, Zachariah, Ezekiel, Amos, Jeremiah?”
That morning I felt God saying, “what do you see, Katie.”
“You will never go further than your vision…If you can see the invisible, you can do the impossible.”
Dreaming is the way forward, dream.
In the dark season I found myself in I needed a vision to to call me out and forward. Today, today may be the launch of my new online home… but for me, it is so much more that that. The days I spent designing and writing were steps out of the dark and into freedom.
Those dark months that attempted to steal my breath away launched me into a new chapter…. a chapter of finding a deeper breath of healing, discovering new dreams, and believing this story I have lived has hope and redemption ahead.
This online home will open the door to fresh words, new adventures, and hope-filled dreams.
I’ve been blogging online for almost 10 years, for 10 years I’ve shared pieces of my story. Through the pages on my blog I’ve shared the good and the hard. These words I share have often become memorial stones of faith. Stone of marriage, my love for Maui, my sweet golden doodle Annie, my 6 year battle through infertility selling our house and living in a season of faith, processing and grieving the sudden loss of my aunt who I was very close to, Going through IVF and becoming pregnant with our miracle twin baby girls, leaving Portland to move back to our hometown Spokane to raise our twin girls...my oil business journey….
2019 for me is about moving on. Shedding the weight of trauma and suffering that was burying and walking forward in a new vision.
Today I want to say, welcome to my online “home.” The beginning of a new dream. Thank you for coming along the journey…. I hope you will say hi.
A few of my favorite things….
Loving this diffuser blend in the month of February