The Podium

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When I was in the 6th grade we had an assignment to read a book and then write a report from the perspective of one of the characters in the story. For the life of me I can’t remember what book it is I read, but I think it had something to do with a young girl and her brother that was kidnapped and the effect it had on their family.

I wrote from the perspective of the sister and how her family was changed because of her brother’s disappearance. For some reason my teacher asked me to record my speech. I had to dress up in character, memorize my report and then I went down to this local Owl TV station and was videoed sharing my report.

It was terrifying and exhilarating at the same time.

Around that same time my mom started bringing me to the Christian Women’s Club breakfasts.  We would dress up all fancy, go to the country club and eat a fun meal and hear a woman share her testimony of faith. These meetings were very influential in building my faith but they also placed in me a desire to do the same.

I wanted to be that woman, the one with a story to tell. The one who shared why her faith in Jesus made things better. I dreamed of standing behind a podium, making a difference.

To Continue Reading join me over at God-sized Dreams where I share the rest of my story! And then link up your own post with us as we talk about naming our dreams.

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4 thoughts on “The Podium

  1. Julie P. Dodson

    “Why is it a struggle to name our dreams?
    Because everything in the world tells us we can’t. But with God…”

    This is just an interesting question to me. WHY is this hard? Are we brainwashed by the world to not dream, not think anything is possible, not think we are being humble if we strive for dreams?

    Much food for thought today. Thanks Kristin!

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    1. Kristin
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      I think for me Julie, I heard for so long the lies that I was not good-enough, that I was too broken….dreaming seemed impossible!! The enemy knows how to hit me where it hurts the most and I fell captive to that for a long time!!
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  2. Beth
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    Thank you for sharing your dream with us. Reading what you all share is truly inspiring me and for the first time I felt as though God spoke to me on what my God-sized dream is. It has been a struggle to name it, and I’m still praying over it. But I did recently share that as I seek Joy in the midst of year without my husband home that I sense God is leading me to write about the journey and to work towards writing a book. Oh my…me…a book. Sounds so crazy still.
    Thank you for the inspiration and encouragement here.
    Faith in Him does make everything better!
    Blessings,
    Beth
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