Since I was teaching in class today, we spent a chunk of time dialoging about dreams we have, fears we have and what we're going to do about it. I left them all with a homework challenge:
1. to figure out something that want to see change in their lifetime
2. to ask themselves what they want their legacy to be
3. to add 20 things to their dream list.
So I've been working on my own dream list. What are some things that I'd really love to see come to pass in the next 5 years?
I'd love to open a "retreat" home that people can apply to visit-for an all-expenses paid vacation. The vision would be that it would be used for writers, pastors, missionaries, young families on a tight budget, leaders, etc. A beautiful oasis to come breathe, think and rest. I always imagine homemade cookies in this scenario. Delivered daily to the doorstep? Yes, please and thanks.
I'd also love to have weeks or weekends set aside for certain types of retreats at said home. A spa weekend for mothers to come away and rest. Or an intentional weekend of dreaming for moms who are re-entering the workforce after years of being at home with their kids to help them re-find their passions and vision. Or a weekend away for leaders to come away and un-plug and then to intentionally re-strategize.
The list goes on. We could have a chain of these houses, all around the globe. I can't wait; I just need the first downpayment.
That is one tiny dream I have.