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Up for a chat? If so, let’s talk!

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

It’d be fun to hear. Okay?

So I’ll start. Here are 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 playing 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 salads, shrimp, and chicken stir-fry . . . They’re the best, too!
  12. I live in gorgeous Colorado and 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 wrote a book called The Heart to Dance. It’s about seventh-grader Alexis who pursues her dream to dance, with trouble along the way. I’d love you to read it (you can find it on http://www.joannecurrence.com) and hope to write more!shutterstock_56020243
  17. I love the presence of God in my life and His wonderful plan for me!

Psalm 139:14 says, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made . . .” I love how God made each of us totally unique . . . how He put dreams in our hearts and things we love . . . who’s made us who we are. Don’t you?

Now it’s your turn . . . I’d love to hear about you!

School and Other Things

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

What’s new this year? What subject is your absolute fave? Reading mysteries or adventures? Writing fun stories? Maybe journaling, too? Is it working with numbers or computers? Or maybe science? Music? Art? Are you in gymnastics or dance after school or some kind of fun club?

Whatever you love doing is who God created you to be. And nothing feels better than being who you are. Wouldn’t you agree? It’s all about listening to Him. 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 train on the Olympic team or launch into outer space. Whatever it is, you’ll love being who you are.  He’s got great plans for you. They’re totally 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 do you love to do?

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