chandelier Real estate is my career. Writing is my life. Both require some skills.

I love selling people dreams. Owning a home is still the single most desired possession for American families. They don’t call it home, sweet, home for nothing.

But in my profession, I am typically dealing with clients who are in highly charged emotional situations. Selling a home can be difficult because you are parting with memories as well as the actual structure. Buying a home is difficult because you have to obtain a home loan while working with sellers to agree to your desired purchase price. Either way you look at it, some days I feel like a U.N. peace negotiator. Most days I feel like a miracle worker.

Stress is a part of a real estate agent’s life yet I know it is a part of everyone’s life. I wish it were not so.

There is only ONE miracle worker out there. Only God can make everything perfect. Only God can guarantee, 100% that your dreams will come true.

But it is my job to remind people that life is about the quest to fulfill dreams while remembering that God is in control. Like the song says…”You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, well you might find – you get what you need.”

Jesus will lead you, guide you, and comfort you when you don’t get what you want. Even better, He will be there when you do get what you want. Either way, for those who believe, we know that miracles can and do occur when the One who loves us more than we can imagine intervenes. I’m good at my job, but I can’t beat that promise.

I’m OK with that.

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17

Dream Big


I have a friend who has purchased a batch of baby chicks so that her family can partner together and create some mutually beneficial business.

In other words, she wants them to lay eggs so that her family can eat. She feeds the chicks, they grow, lay eggs and her family gets fed in return. Everything comes full circle. It’s a win-win for all involved.

Recently, her husband put a positive quote in the hen house along with one large egg to encourage the chicks to dream big. I loved this. So let me say to you…

Dream big my peeps!

It’s a simple concept but one we need to remember. I do believe that God dreams big for us and maybe, just maybe, He is putting an ostrich egg of a dream in your thought process that just seems bigger than you can possibly imagine. Little or ordinary things will become more meaningful when you open your mind to possibilities.

Do it…believe and know that God has big dreams for you. We want great things, we have been given great things and we serve a great and mighty God.

What can stop us?

Photo courtesy of Shelley Wilburn