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What It Means to Help Children Dream

Wild Goslings by Brandy Walker
Wild Goslings by Brandy Walker

 
 

I never really had a dream to write.  It was just something I discovered I loved to do.  The more I wrote, the more I saw expression of the hidden dreams I’d been holding on to.  This year, I have taken on more writing challenges I never would have imagined.  I joined Story 101 with dreamfire-builder-life-affirmer, Elora.

 
 

Through Story 101 sessions, I also met another wonderful dream-firestarter, Brandy, and somehow, I said yes to being a contributing writer for Wild Goslings, a book on engaging children in the mysteries of God in ways that allow them to experience God without religious constraints.  To borrow a term from across the waters in England … I was and still am “gobsmacked.”  I never imagined I would have stepped out of my zone of comfort to write on something about which I care deeply and that matters to my soul – encouraging the dreamers to make those imaginative ideas tangible realities.  This, my friends, is the essence of how we help our children dream too.  Continue reading What It Means to Help Children Dream

Beauty from the Ashes and Some Wild Goslings

Wild Goslings by Brandy Walker
Wild Goslings by Brandy Walker

Beauty from the ashes.  The prophet Isaiah spoke of this in the Old Testament of the bible, and it still rings true today.  There have been many times in my life when I thought I was done, out, down for the count, or disqualified.  It’s a good thing I am not the sole judge over my life or the potential rumbling and bumbling within my soul.

These last few months have been arduous, frustrating, difficult, and mind-boggling.  At the same time, I have found a beautiful grace that I cannot account for other than it has been the hand of God moving in the midst of a messy life.  Enter writing, loss, meeting BrandyGlows, Wild Goslings, and doing more than I could have thought or imagined.

I want to tell you why I am excited about the upcoming book: Wild Goslings: Engaging with Kids in the Mystery of God.

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