Today I had the honor to spend the day with this amazing man....my daddy. We celebrated his 79th birthday by going to church with him then lunch. My daddy is one of those "gentle giants" that loves his girls more than life itself. Daddy has always taught me to work hard and to love and forgive big. Daddy and mother taught myself and 2 sisters to keep God first, no matter what. Daddy has always been the one that I could call up and say "daddy pray" and I knew he would pray. Growing up he and mother had devotion time and prayer time with us every morning before going to school. It didn't matter if we had friends stay over or not, we still had family devotion time. I am so happy to call him daddy and to have had the opportunity to celebrate his birthday with him today. Happy birthday daddy!!
We attended the 3rd service at his church which is the contemporary and traditional service blended. The church is called "The Bridge" in Mustang, OK. The pastor spoke about dreams and that we should never stop dreaming. It really made me think about the dream I have had for Ootsie's Blossoms, where I started, where it is today, and where it will be going in the future. He encouraged us to have faith in our dream and that during our season of seeing our dream come true sometimes we have to wait. He said "don't pray for wisdom if you aren't going to wait for it." Wow, that was a big one....I am not a good waiter. lol
Then...what voices are we listening to? You know those voices in your head that say "you are going to make it" or "you are going to fail?" We all have them. Sometimes it takes a burning bush for us to hear God's voice (we all know that story). God uses ordinary people in ordinary ways. God does not just want us to sit in the waiting room, He wants us doing in the doing room.
God's dream is extraordinary. Never stop dreaming. Do not let your spirit die when you are in the waiting season. The bible tells us there is a season for everything. Today we can be living the dream God has for us.
They sang a song with an old hymn blended with a contemporary song that says:
This is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior all the day long. This is my story this is my song, praising my Savior all the day long.
We all have a story...so my question I have for you is....do you have a dream? Do you feel God has placed a call on your life and you have not submitted to that calling? Do you have a dream to have your own business? Do you have a dream to be a foster parent? Do you have a dream to get a degree? What is your dream? I want to encourage you to chase your dreams. Go for it and during your waiting time ask Him for wisdom and keep dreaming.
As always....BLOOM WHERE YOU ARE PLANTED...I BELIEVE IN YOU!!
Hello!! I am a simple person with a passion for flowers and home décor. I am crazy about my God, family and business. I am not fancy with my words or in person. I say it like it is and love to share my passion. I love to talk about the things I am passionate about. My husband of 36+ years is my ROCK!!! His passions are tractors, old engines and lathes. He goes to the tractor shows which gives me a chance to go antiquing and visiting green houses, so it works out very nicely. I LOVE to learn all I can about flowers and gardening. Now you wouldn't think that were the case if you came to my house because I don't have a large garden, but that is my plan when I retire at 60 (7 years away, happy dance, happy dance). My plan is to play in the dirt when we are not traveling. So, little by little I am working to make my back yard my "Ootsie Oasis" for when I retire. I hope you enjoy playing with flowers and playing in the dirt with me, because that's what I love to do. I may not know all there is to know about flowers and dirt, but I love researching and figuring it all out. Hey it's dirt, what could possibly go wrong? RIGHT? As I always say. "BLOOM WHERE YOU ARE PLANTED BECAUSE I BELIEVE IN YOU!!"