From Hopelessness to Dreaming Again

Many of my readers know, in the Spring of 2015, I miscarried a son at 20 weeks gestation. At that time, I had already oriented to what life was going to look like come that October. My oldest would be completing her senior year of high school at home, mostly self-taught. Our middles would be attending public school for the first year in a while and our toddler would be doing preschool with mom as teacher, while being big sister for the first time.

I was already preparing myself for life with a toddler and newborn, as well as three teenagers, and I was happy about it.

So, when my pregnancy ended abruptly and with no baby in my arms, my life was shattered, as well as the future I was already dreaming of. I had no idea how or when I would ever be able to dream of a different future.

journey through the door amazonBy mid-summer, though, the Lord was stirring an old dream in my heart. Write and release a book. By His extravagant grace, that book was completed and then released just four months later, in November 2015.


But at the beginning of this year, I knew there was more to my future and I had absolutely no idea what it was. Of course, I enjoyed being wife and mama and the ministry capacities I was already serving in, but I struggled with hopelessness, that bordered on depression, for months. Until the Lord met me once again and began to restore hope. And a dream.

Holy Spirit rekindled a dream from a few years ago, of a ministry to women, for women. Honestly, I am still dreaming of all that it will be. But, for now, I have little pieces, little glimpses of what the Lord has for my future – the plans and purposes He has for me – to impact the world around me. Specially the world of women.

Part of that dream and that future is the launch and continued development of a new ministry and community called Wholly Woman Fully Alive. 

Wholly Woman Fully Alive is all about empowering women with the tools they need to thrive in life and walking alongside them in their journey to wholeness and freedom – body, soul and spirit.

The first piece of this ministry is our Facebook page, Wholly Woman Fully Alive, that went live TODAY. Please go “like” our page and share it with all of your female friends!

The second piece of WWFA is our website and blog that will launch in less than two weeks, on Tuesday, September 13th! To make sure you don’t miss that launching or any future WWFA blog posts, please sign up for our WWFA mailing list HERE. Share this link with all your friends, gal readers!

A third piece of WWFA is still in the dream stage. That is the launching of a 3-session seminar, empowering women in finding wholeness and freedom, body, soul and spirit.

There is much more swirling around in my spirit for the future of Wholly Woman Fully Alive. And that, dear friends, is really the point of this post.

I went from having my future and dreams dashed to pieces that led to a season of “what the heck” and hopelessness to a season of the Lord breathing His hope and dreams into me once again.

No matter what season you may find yourself in today, He is near and He is faithful. His dreams for you and in you are beyond all that you can ever hope and imagine. Hold on tight, you may have no idea what is just around the corner for you!

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P.S. What’s going to happen with Whimsy in My Cup? Well, I will continue with my “Whimsical Wednesday” posts through September. In October, look for my participation in “Write 31 Days” for the third year! 🙂



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