I read two awesome books while I was on vacation last week. If I were famous, I would totally offer my endorsement for Radical and Same Kind of Different as Me. But I’m not, so I will instead use my measly little blog to insist that you add these books to your summer reading list. Seriously. They’re good!

Reading books like these gets my mind really going full speed. I find myself brainstorming and dreaming. They drive me to have conversations with my husband that lead him to wonder if I have lost my mind. But that is so good for me. The last thing I want in life is to merely be dragged along for the rat race with little to show for my existence other than well mannered children and a house straight out of the Pottery Barn catalog.

As I dream, I realize that I have a lot of passions in life.

The homeless.
At-risk youth.
Providing health care for the poor.
Overseas missions.

This is a blessing and a curse, I suppose. A blessing because there are so many things that I could see myself pouring my time and resources into. A curse because I am one person, and last time I checked, there are only 24 hours in a day. I fully recognize that I cannot do everything. I cannot save the world. Only God can do that. And to be perfectly honest, more often than not, I do a lousy job doing much of anything of eternal worth. My prayer, however, is that I would not just dream away and then wimp out without actually doing anything.

What are your goals, dreams, and passions? And more importantly, what’s stopping you from pursuing them?

2 Comments on dreams and passions

  1. those books were both phenomenal. i can't stop thinking about them. and, catherine, i think you ARE pursuing your passions and dreams. they are all so worthy and beautiful.

  2. glad you guys had such a great trip! i'm passionate about high school kids. different cultures. poverty. microfinance. teaching. being used by the Lord overseas. and…i find my insatiable need for security & to KNOW the plans getting in the way all the dang time. but he is faithful! and i'm trying to follow.

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