The Dream

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In 2003, on a step of faith, I quit a full-time job to pursue a lifelong dream of singing and to start a music career.  After much prayer and with the encouragement and support of my husband, Paul, family, and good friends, I stepped out and trusted God, not knowing what might be in store. I had  faith that things would work out, and of course I could always go back to work if necessary!!   It was important to me that at the end of my life not to regret having never tried.  It was an exciting decision, however,  not easy and one made with much prayer and trust in God for His will in life.  It was a step in believing that there is a plan for each of us, and that God will use us for His glory when we let him work through us!  It is so exciting and so much fun to look back and see all of the opportunities that He has given my music ministry.  He has cleared a path for me to sing and minister and meet  special people and friends throughout the area at the nursing homes, organizations, churches and events.

It has been most enriching to be able to help others who have the gift of music and passion to develop their talents too. He has sent me pianists, children and adults who accompany, play and sing with me.   I love watching them grow in confidence in sharing their gift and seeing how much the audiences enjoy it.  It is my belief that we grow closer to Christ by helping and sharing with others while growing closer ourselves. I feel so blessed to see His light shine in all of their eyes, smiles, and hearts.  While singing at care centers and looking into the eyes of the elderly, it is like seeing the face and smile of God too.

There are many verses in the Bible that give us comfort and encouragement. Over the past 15 years, the verse that stands out the most is Jeremiah 29:11.   God truly does have a plan and a purpose for our lives if we will trust and hope in Him for our future. God has a plan for our lives if we seek him with our whole heart to love him and do his will.  He has a future planned full of hope and peace for us.  He loves us very much and desires  only good for us.  He has given me that verse at times of difficulty, confirmation of decisions made or ones that I have to make.