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Up for a chat? I hope you might be, and if so, okay, let’s talk!

So what do you love to do? What are your favorite things? Foods? Places to visit? Memories? Dreams? Whatever!

It would be fun to hear, and I’d love to share mine.

Okay? So I’ll start, with 17 things about me . . .shutterstock_7817119

  1. I grew up in cold snowy Minnesota, and I’d rather not have grown up anywhere else.
  2. My favorite stuffed animal was ‘Bunny.’ She had very long ears and was fuzzy and soft. I’d  sleep with her every night.
  3. I loved singing, dancing, and playing dress-up in my grandmother’s fancy gowns.
  4. After a raging blizzard, my older sister, brother, and I couldn’t wait to make fluffy snow angels or climb on humongous drifts. We’d always get tons of snow!
  5. I hated oatmeal growing up and gagged at every bite.
  6. I loved learning to play the piano, and my favorite music includes songs from the 70’s, soul, and contemporary Christian.
  7. I love the morning and Friday nights. There’s something exciting about them!
  8. There’s nothing better than a good talk, cry, or laugh with a friend. Wouldn’t you agree?
  9. I absolutely love monkeys. Is there anything more hilarious and cute?
  10. I love cheesecake, chocolate mousse, and raspberry cream cheese croissants.
  11. I also love a great salad, shrimp, and chicken stir-fry, too.
  12. I live in the gorgeous state of Colorado and absolutely love it here!
  13. But you’ll find me vacationing anywhere with palm trees and white sandy beaches, any chance I get.
  14. I love to hike, bike, golf, and ski, but not necessarily in that order!
  15. I taught 4th grade for many years. My students were awesome and fun!
  16. I’m writing a book called The Heart to Dance. It’s about twelve-year-old Alexis who fights for her lifelong dream to dance, with trouble along the way. It’s almost complete. I can’t wait for you to read it! I hope to write lots more!shutterstock_56020243
  17. I love the presence of God in my life and His wonderful plan for me!

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made . . .” Psalm 139:14. Isn’t it awesome how God made each of us totally unique? How He designed us with dreams in our hearts? How He created us with things we love . . . who’s made us who we are?

Okay, now it’s your turn . . . I’d love to hear about you!

School and Other Things

So the schoolyear’s started up, and you’re back with old friends and new ones. Or maybe you moved over the summer, and it felt scary at first.shutterstock_12043846

What’s new this year? What subject’s your absolute favorite? Reading mysteries or adventures? Journaling what’s on your mind? Is it working with numbers or computers? Or maybe science? Music? Art? Are you in gymnastics or dance after school? Or some other kind of club?

Whatever you love to do is who God created you to be. And isn’t it great to be who you really are? Just listen and let Him guide. Remember He’s right there with you. He’s always cheering you on. So keep doing what He tells you to do, and maybe someday you’ll create amazing computer programs or launch into outer space or train on the olympic team. Whatever you end up doing, you’ll love being who you are.  He’s got great plans for you. They’re exactly what’s in your heart.

“I know the plans I have for you. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

HeartDream Chat – How has your school year started out? What things are you loving to do?

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