About the Author

Jennifer Dukes Lee is the author of several books, including Growing Slow. She and her husband live on the family farm, raising crops, pigs, and two humans. She’s a fan of dark chocolate, emojis, eighties music, bright lipstick, and Netflix binges. She wants to live life in such a way...

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  1. There’s a towel being sold at a local shop that says something to the effect of ‘Live so fully that when you arrive at the pearly gates you declare Whew what a ride!’. Allowing God to set & enable our dreams we will not be leaving anything left unaccomplished. His plans are higher than ours is a mind boggling truth & comfort. Gives strength to each beginning step! Thank you for sharing this encouragement, Jennifer.

    • I love your reminder to allow God to set and enable our dreams. That’s inspiring and affirming … AND TRUE! Thanks, Ruth! – Jennifer Dukes Lee

  2. Remarkable – that’s who God is. This morning I will start an on-line writing course. My daughter Donna and my friend Cathy will be joining me. I have been getting anxious about the course and if I can accomplish anything worthwhile. God reached me with this message this morning = I thank God for His reaching out to me in areas that I never expected…

    • You already made the first important choice: to begin. Praying now that God infuses you with the passion and desire to move through each stage of the process so that you can arrive at the end with the satisfaction of a job well done. Congratulations to you on your course, Bonnie.

  3. I love this message. To begin is to begin. To keep going is the choice each day.
    I just listened to Your Tuesday Teaching for Hopewriters this week. I am near the beginning but excited at how far God has brought me already.
    Thank you for your encouragement.

  4. Jennifer,

    Never ignore those dreams God places on your heart. I once heard a person tell someone that she was to old to go to Law school. It would take to long. The other person said how long will it take you? Seven years was the reply. How old will you be in seven years? 42. You can be 42 & have a law degree or just be 42. With God nothing is impossible. If He placed the dreams in your heart then He will help you accomplish them. Just pray hard & seek His advice. Never ever ignore those dreams God gives you.

    Blessings 🙂

  5. I had a dream about me and my cuzin. It was like we were coming from across the street from where we live. As I looked back there was a lot of men running behind us. They had guns and Richard and I was running real fast. The men kept coming. I stopped bcaz I was tired and Richard said come on they r going to kill us. So I told Richard let’s go to the creek. As we got near I saw this big beautiful boat. I told him let’s get on. And as soon as we got on the men began shooting at us. I said at least we r safe for now. We didn’t know who the boat belonged to but we were on it. As the men got closer the water began to rise and the men were still coming but they drowned from the high water. Then a lady came for me and a man for Richard. They gave us a bath bcaz we were muddy. After that we were fed the best food that anyone could have.