No, I'm not in Nashville trying to outdo Taylor Swift by recording "Blue" (the teen/country/bubble-gum/southern anthem album for adolescents whose emotions are speeding like the 1990 Caravan you just retired from the road). No, it's nothing like that. The dream sessions are accountability - a window of time where Emma and I sit in the coffee shop and lay our dreams bare on the table space in between. We get ridiculous about what's possible and then we keep going, keep dreaming.
I knew early on that these little encounters would need some structure, mostly because I know myself and I cannot finish a good idea without structure. So, we decided these dream sessions would be about sharing, inspiring, and then working.
Well, it's natural, isn't it? Once you've laid your dreams out like undergarments on a clothesline you feel... a bit exposed. It takes everything in you to refrain from gathering up all the unmentionables in a large, haphazard bundle and running inside to hide them in the farthest corner of the house. That's why we needed structure. So, we get together every week to remind one another what it is we are working toward and to nudge each other toward baby steps to get there.
We share about steps we've made toward our dream. We inspire each other with conversation and prayer. and then... We go to work like our dream is our real job, because it is (kind of).
We bend our heads over the coffee table to work on something that uses our gifts, stretches our abilities, and reflects the creativity of the One who made creative desires in us. We take turns breaking into the silence with questions and challenges before honoring our gifts with the grindstone again. We really do believe that we are called to steward well our resources - that working for the Lord might mean digging deeper than what appears on a job description to find what is written on our hearts.
Sundays are for dream sessions.