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Paper, pencils, markers, ruler, tape, scissors, JC Penny catalogs and other magazines were spread across the living room floor.


Plans for future homes and farms which would be side by side were in the making. My friend and I spent hours sketching every detail of our dream homes, horse barns, dog kennels, and more. Everything was meticulously labeled, papers were taped together to make a “blue-print” of our grand designs.  Next, we poured over magazines and catalogs to choose furnishings and décor for our homes.


As a little girl, I was creative, care-free, and a fanciful dreamer.  I would spend hour upon hour dreaming about what my life would look like when I grew up.  That was long before boys, serving God, or the reality and pressures of the real world came crashing in.


Feeling Pressure


The age-old question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” wasn’t really asked in a serious way until I was older, but the question began when I was a young child.  My answer then was simple: “A wife, mother, and a writer.”  As I grew older, I had the perception, more was expected of me.


I spent a great deal of my life trying to figure out what my “calling” was, let alone trying to figure out how to walk with God through it all. The pressures and demands (actual and perceived) caused me to wander from thing to thing. I became filled with doubt and uncertainty.  The pressure only began to ease when I realized God had the answers I was looking for.  Letting go of control, I began to trust God, His Word and follow His path.



Three Keys to Walk with God in your Calling


It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for.

Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up,

he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living,

part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone

(Ephesians 1:11-12 The Message).

These verses contain three keys to walking with God in our calling.


Key #1 …


Join me over at  Kelly R Bakers, Bloggers Voice Network, to discover your 3 Keys & read the rest of the post: Three Keys to Walk with God in your Calling !



Also, Plan to join me tomorrow, I am guest posting over at Lyli Dunbar’s Faith on Fire Linkup.  I have the honor of kicking off her new series “Refined” 

My post: “When You Are Refined by Change” will go live at 12:01am Friday November 26th (click on the picture below to go to Lyli’s)

Top Clicked Post: 

Last weeks most clicked post was by Boma: Falling Apart or into Place ?

Boma encourages us to look at our circumstances from a different perspective.  She shares how when we do, it can change our attitudes.

Here are a few posts that caught my attention from last week: 

I love to chalk paint, but I loved the look of this new to me technique from Lindsey over at Repurpose and UpCycle had a great tutorial post: Lime Washed Coffee Table Makeover with Liming Wax


As we head into the holiday season, it can be particularly hard on some, especially if they are dealing with depression.  Dr Michelle Bengtson has a great post on How to Celebrate Despite Depression.


Again Welcome and Thank you for joining me for #TuneInThursday it is an honor to have you here!

I have had a few people ask for a badge/button to display on your blogs.  I would absolutely be honored if you would display it, or link back here in some way.  Thank you!


Tune In Thursday


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Debbie Kitterman is a natural born encourager who is on fire for God. She is passionate about equipping individuals, so they can go deeper in the relationship with God, reach their God-potential and claim their Kingdom inheritance. Debbie is a wife, mother, author, pastor, speaker and the founder of “Dare 2 Hear,” a ministry that trains individuals to hear the voice of God. She travels to churches internationally and is the founder and teacher of d2htraining.com, an online course designed to equip the believer in releasing God’s heart. Her writing and teachings inspire faith and build bridges for people to believe and expect the impossible. She is also an ordained Foursquare pastor, currently serving with her husband, John, as senior pastor of Restoration Church in Lacey, Washington. Learn more at: www.debbiekitterman.com


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