• Hagar's Story_God Sees and hears the single mom_single mom hope and support_single mom of the bible_5 Things Single Moms SHould KNow And Be Encouraged By

    Hagar’s Story – 5 Things Single Moms Should Know And Be Encouraged By!

    I’d first like to be clear in that I am no bible scholar nor a theologian. Hagar’s story exemplifies the purpose of  why I created. Dreams of My Own. I’m simply a believer who loves to dig deeper in the Word of God, especially when historical accounts seem all too familiar to the challenges I and others I personally know have faced, or is significant to what I wish to seek answers for. I’ve had some time researching the Hagar’s Story, praying for fresh revelation as to the true message behind her story, and of course, digging in deeper. In my opinion, the story of Hagar is a remarkable story. Found in Genesis…

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    Girl Don’t Clap Back… Breathe

    Now wait a second girl, don’t do it. Don’t clap back! Friend, allow me to encourage you for a moment because I know you need to hear this. NEVER let the opinion of others to break you even if it’s from someone close to you like a friend, spouse or sibling. You have a journey to ride and you don’t need intentional bumps in the road to slow you down. Trust and believe that you can count on someone or a group of people designated and perhaps dedicated to show up in the middle of your progress and stomp all over you. While there are multiple ways one can clap back to the frustration, your time is far too valuable. So don’t clap back at haters. “Birds fly, fishes swim, and haters hate.”…

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    Faith It Till You Make It and Keep PUSHing!

    I woke up this morning hearing the word “Faith”. In my dream, I remember having a conversation with God asking Him for the “when”. When will the time come, God? What is there left for me to do that I haven’t done yet? Is there something I haven’t sought forgiveness on? Is there someone I haven’t forgiven? Where am I displeasing you, Lord? Am I the only one who’s been there? When you begin to develop a relationship with God, you begin to know Him, you begin to know yourself, and you begin to know purpose. Once you begin to understand purpose, you begin to see (faith) in a totally…

  • Family that prays together stays together

    The Family That Prays Together, Stays Together

    Growing up, this was a very common statement in regards to prayer. Some have even changes it up a bit to not just “family” but “couple”, “siblings”, “friends”… you get the point. But not only was is stated, it was expected and practiced daily. There was no eating without praying. No sleeping with out praying. There was no leaving the home without praying. It was apart of our lives and it was what we do. “Does prayer exist in today’s families and relationships?” Today, too many couples are “coupling up” as a result of physical attraction and disregarding the ordained attraction. Relationships today fail to include and prioritize spiritual commonality as a factor. Statements like, “She’s a…

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    Ecclesiastes 3 | A Time, A Season, Appointed Under Heaven

    Lately, I’ve been dealing with something a bit more personal than I’ve ever experienced. It’s more of feeling like a huge boulder pressing in on me that no matter how strong I may think I am, that boulder’s only purpose is to keep me down and from reaching higher. Or how about the illustration of a thumb – pressing down over me to keep me from being authentic. No matter the illustration [perhaps you have a similar one] the feeling it gives you is of oppression. It hasn’t always been that way, though. But given the circumstances the enemy is in, it’s no mystery to me that this battle is…

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    The Legacy Of Truth – Seek it. Keep it. Know it. Share it.

     Truth Matters Truth. It took me quite a long time to compose an introduction to this. There’s just so much to consider. Yesterday,  after witnessing my son being racially profiled and disrespected, I was left with only two options – either making an impact for my son or making an impact on the world. “I chose my son.” Right in the grocery store, my son approached the opposite side of the freezer and a man who was already alone in the aisle, looked at my son with so much hate. As he shook his head, he violently grabbed his cart and darted away. We met with the man again upon…

  • Christian Single Moms and Single Dads Encouraging help

    STRIPPED | Letting God By Letting Go… All Of It!

    Letting Go is followed by a  change of heart and a change of mind.  After that, letting God suddenly becomes a priority and not the last resort. “The mind of man plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps.” – Proverbs 16:9 After hurting his ankle, my son woke up one morning with the worst pain. His first steps from getting out of bed signaled the start of a derailed schedule. At first glance, I had to consider the fact that he was a middle schooler… can you guess where I’m going with this? However, after assessing the situation, the pain seemed so unbearable to him as he squeezed…

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    Faith Matters

    Consider this… You woke up to a beautiful morning… Someone just took their last breath. Faith Matters. How vulnerable are we during the night? While our bodies rest, there is absolutely nothing we can do about what occurs around us and within us. We simply wake up to a brand new day and move in with our day. Mentally skimming through the schedules of our day, is there any consideration given to our sovereign God who, by grace, permitted this day seen? Thank Him!  You may be frustrated at potentially being late to work… Someone is having trouble finding one. Faith Matters. Dealing with angry commuters, stressing over the possibility of being late, spilling coffee… need I…

  • A Call To Prayer, Action And Unity - As A Nation, As A People

    A Call To Prayer, Action And Unity – As A Nation, As A People

    * * * Dreams Of My Own extend deepest sympathy and prayer to all who were affected by the horrific tragedy that occurred in Las Vegas on the night of October 1, 2017. * * * A Society Gone Cold Or A Crisis Of Unity? “Who did this?” “What motivated them?” “Was the intent about race/hate/terrorism?” “Mental health?” “Was it preventable?” Who’s at fault?’ From the most basic individual to the highly esteemed, people are far too focused on perpetuating investigation and proposing their own case study. Arguments are ensued, relationships destroyed and basic respect for people seem so ancient, nowadays, that perhaps it’ll only be rediscovered by excavation. What do…

  • Your Pain IS Your Platform – A Single Mom’s Hope Out Of A Hopeless Situation

    You’ve heard me say this several times before, your pain is your platform. Who best is an expert to your own mess? Get to turning your mess in to a message. Your test in to a testimony. I wanted to share this beautiful story from  Kristina Kuzmic, a comedian, blogger, reality star, chef, a mom, and much much more. What I love about her is her wittiness, her humor, and she really does live up to the name given to her as the “Truth Bomb Mom.” Recently, Kristina shared a video opening up about the struggles she faced after a divorce left her raising her two children alone. Take a…