Thursday, May 2, 2013

Big Dream, First Step

Hello Beautiful Ladies,

I am soooo excited to be posting my very first blog.  I feel like God has given me a big dream and this first post is my first step in fulfilling this dream. 

Step 1: Start a blog

God has been calling me for a while to go forth and teach His message to other women.  Along with my awesome, beautiful, bestest friend and sister-in-law, Jessica, we are going to help “Women Get Real” and tackle real issues that women face.

The time is now.  It’s time to make a change.  To stop being stressed by my “busyness” and start doing what He has called me to do.   What has stopped me?  Fear of failure, not knowing where to begin, my tendency to think way beyond the moment and see so far down the road that I get disappointed when my “big dreams” feel way too big to believe?  Yes, yes and yes.  But... Philippians 4:13 says “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (my absolute favorite verse in the Bible).  So, here it goes . . .

Step 2: Start an online bible study

I read the book, “Made To Crave” by Lysa TerKurst in January and it honestly changed my life.  I wanted to share what I learned with everyone and anyone that would listen.  I feel God keeps putting it on my heart to speak to other women about it.  So, I set out and asked all the ladies in our church who would be interested in a small group and got an overwhelming response!  I’m soooo excited.  Problem – everyone’s schedules.  As much as I would love to teach this three times a week, I just can’t do that.  As part of an awesome online bible study that I’m doing (props to Melissa Taylor and Proverbs 31 Ministries for this “Stressed Less Living” online bible study), I’ve decided to do my own “Made To Crave” bible study online.  I got some great tips on how to do it, set up my very own blog (yes, it’s a simple no frills blog, no judging!) and I’m ready to go.

Step 3: (to be continued)

This is only the beginning of my dream, the first wee step.  Watch out world, God gives me BIG dreams . . .



  1. First of all, kudos to you! I think fear of failure and lack of knowledge as to how to start has stopped many of us, especially women (myself included) from pursuing the dreams God gives us!

    Keep dreaming dear sister and God will keep fulfilling His promises.

    The Howell Blessings

  2. Shila, Keep dreaming BIG!! You are well on HIS way and you have a great leader in Jesus Christ. Keep blogging. You will be amazed at how freeing and renewing it can be.



  3. How great that you are taking this step! It is wonderful that you have been willing to take on this leadership role. I will praying for you, your blog, and your Bible study group.

  4. How creative, Loving it! Filled with anticipation and looking forward to our new Bible Study.

  5. Dream big!! You can do ANYTHING you set your mind to, with God's help! Good luck!

    Kris (OBS Small Group Leader)

  6. So glad you started your first blog - you did great! Debbie W. (OBS Group Leader)