We have been sharing stories here at God-sized Dreams since early 2014. As a team we knew little about running a website. The technical difficulties of getting it up and running were immense and I remember Christine saying one day she wasn’t sure she could press forward. But she did, we all did, and what came of that hard work and determination was a place where we could come and be encouraged.
I have always loved Christine’s words when she said “We believe one of the ways we see God’s glory is in community. And where better to nurture those callings God has laid on our hearts than in a community of God-sized dreamers? Whether you’re excited and ready to charge full speed ahead or terrified and looking for a bed to hide under — or maybe even somewhere in between — everyone is welcome!”
We always wanted this to be a place of community, because we knew that going it alone…well that just was too much to handle. But together, as a body of believers, we could walk forward knowing we were not alone.
Some of us have set sail on some exciting adventures, and new waters. Others of us have just faithfully walked the path God has called us to even if it didn’t feel big enough or good enough. Did we question Him? Of course! But through the sharing of stories we have found support and laughter, encouragement and even a shoulder to cry on.
We knew that stepping out in faith on our God-sized dreams would require hard work, faith and trust.
One of our favorite parts about this journey has been hearing your stories.
Dreamers from all over the world have submitted pieces for consideration and it has been an honor to be entrusted with your words.
There have been times along my path that I didn’t think I had much to offer, and then one of you, sweet sisters, would send in a post with words that were just the balm my weary soul needed. I think many of us could say that we have been touched by one of the women who have shared here over the past few years.
Seriously, thank you for believing in our site, for sharing our words, and some of your own. For being a cheerleader to many as we all try to navigate this road.
Your words, your stories, matter so much to us.
Our friends over at DaySpring understand just how important words are and have created a line of products that celebrates just that!
The Letterpress Inspirational Words set was created so that you can fill your home with some of your favorite, encouraging words. I have “Blessed” in my home already, a constant reminder whenever I see it that I have so very much to be thankful for.
This Inspirational Words set comes with 15 different letters and the ability to make 11 inspirational words!
Some of my favorites?
Glory – It makes me think of our own Jenn Hand. A word she uses to describe all the ways she sees God’s hand at work in her life.
Hope – Reminds me of our sweet Holley Gerth, the original writer of God-sized Dreams and the one who gave hope to us all as she launched her book out into the world.
Joy – Makes me think of one of our newest team additions, Natalie Joy, who is helping women discover and find their joy in the journey of their God-sized Dreams.
Light – Embodies what we hope to do here each week. Be a light to one another. Help others find their way to their God-sized Dream. We don’t claim to have it all together here but we do feel called to be a light to a dark world. Each of you is a part of that light and it is what makes our community so special!
They also have a second set of Everyday Words that include words like, Dream On, Soar and Family. It is hard to choose which set I like better!
The letters come in different shapes and are easily put together with these metal clips on the back. Just clip together at each letter seam and hang up or stand on a shelf! Easy peasy! The kits also come with some easy instructions that include tips and trick to lining them up and hanging them.
Right now Dayspring is featuring both sets at a more than 50% off discount, and a cost of only $50 each through August 18th!! And with every $50 order, Dayspring ships for free! These are high quality, heavy pieces and worth the investment! What I love most is that you can constantly change your word to fit your life. Maybe “Faith” is your word of the year for 2016, and in 2017 it might be “Live!” What a neat way to celebrate the one word that motivates you towards your God-sized Dream! Also Check out this fun article over at Dayspring that gives ideas on several ways you can use your Letterpress sets!
A few tips I discovered putting together the Letterpress Blocks:
- When placing the letters together with the backs facing up, put together backwards otherwise when you turn it over it will look like this! Oops!! 🙂
- As a part of the set you will receive a box of clips. They recommend that you use 2 clips per side. Having put together several I would agree. You can make 1 work, but when standing the letters up on a shelf they will not be as solid as when you use 2!
- Figure out which letter(s) in your word will be your base. This is less important if you are hanging it on the wall, but if you plan to stand it on a shelf you need to make sure that one or more of the letters will balance your entire word!
- Finally if you have to take the letters apart it is easiest to remove the clips using a long, thin metal tool. I used a staple remover and it worked beautifully. The clips go on and come off tightly. But this is good because you want the words to be sturdy when you are displaying them!
I LOVE these sets, and only wished that I had more letters so that I could make even more words. Yes, this is the perfect product that embraces the idea that our words DO matter!
Today we celebrate each of you and while it would be much more fun to throw a big party and have cupcakes and share hugs and laughter in person, we do want to say thank you for being a faithful reader and want to give away one of Holley Gerth’s Devotionals! This 40 day devotional is just what a dreamer needs for encouragement and hope as you journey on! Leave a comment below sharing a word that embodies your journey right now for a chance to win! Share this post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest for additional changes to win. Please leave a separate comment for each share. Winner will be chosen on August 18th.
And if you have a story YOU would like to share, we’d love to hear it! We have openings for guest posts starting in late October. If you are interested in learning more please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I received the Letterpress set as a free gift from our friends at Dayspring to help promote their new product line. All opinions expressed are my own. Affiliate links are present within the post and a click and purchase would mean a small benefit back to us here, at no extra cost to you, so that we can keep things running smoothly from month to month! 🙂