My God-Sized Dream: A Letter to My Dreaming Sisters

To my dear, sweet, beautiful, inspiring, God-Sized dreaming sisters,

Do you know how much you have added to my life in the last few months?

When I saw the topic for this week, I almost didn’t feel like I was in the place to do the encouraging because you, my friends, have been that encouragement for me in the past months.

And it has been a true joy to know you and love you and cheer for YOU as you go for your dreams, too! So, thank you.

I’m a mushy-gush when it comes to friends…just putting that out there now. :) I value relationships and am so blessed by each of you. I just love you all and the way you inspire me through your stories, through the way you courageously dream SO BIG, through the way you live your lives in obedience and surrender, even when it’s hard...and it usually is.

Keeping up with a b-gillion new friends can be a challenge. (Amen, yeah?) 😉 But I try to read as many of your stories as I can. And you know what?

Every. Single. One. Is worth sharing.

Your dreams matter, your voice is important. We need you, and you have purpose.

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)

I love, love, LOVE how God brought together this group of dreamers…and how we’ve been able to love on each other and pour on encouragement and blessings, despite the fact that most of us have never met face-to-face.

Just heart-to-heart…and maybe that’s even better. (Though I definitely can’t wait to meet you!)

And as each of you go for your dreams and walk (or skip or full-on sprint…however it is that you travel) this journey, I want you to know…

You can do it! {You need to insert some hand holding from me, jumping up and down, and squealing. Because if we were meeting (in)RL, this is how I’d cheer for you. :)} I believe in you, I pray for you, and I am so excited to watch God work in each of your hearts and lives! If God places the dream in your heart, He’s going to give exactly what you need for it to happen.


You are His! Even more important, you are loved by Him…bought with a price, (not a cheap one, either) valued, and honored in His sight. That’s an amazing Truth I think we, all too often, forget.

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!
1 John 3:1a (NIV)

There are going to be those days of discouragement, and when you have them, remember these Truths.

I am blessed beyond anything to walk this road with each of you, and you will now, and always, hold a place in my heart. Philippians 1:7.


P.S. I’ve been dying to share this video with you all. Though it’s definitely on the silly side, it always leaves me smiling and dreaming a little more! Feel free to crank up the volume and dance around…that’s what we do in our house! 😉

We’re linkin’ up every Tuesday! Today, you are sure to be blessed by reading the letters that some amazing dreamers have written to each other. Click on the link below and hop over to say hi!

God-Sized Dreams

And don’t forget that Holley Gerth‘s new book, You’re Made for a God-Sized Dream: Opening the Door to All God Has for You is now available! You can find it at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Dayspring, or your local Christian bookstore. I hope you’ll take the time to check it out…Holley’s words and her heart will bless you!



  1. Oh my word, what a funny video, that’s one of my favorite movies :0)

    So thankful for your heart and for the way God brought this team of ladies together, it sure has been a blessing!! a little overwhelming at times 😉 but definitely a gift.

    (holding your hand and jumping up and down with you!!) Blessings, Friend!

    • Your comment brought such a smile to my face…thank you, friend! I’d agree with the overwhelming part, too…but SUCH a gift. We’re so blessed! :)

  2. What a beautiful letter. Thank so much for sharing, Mel!

    I’m so grateful all of us God-sized dreamers have been able to find, encourage and share our stories with one another. Wish I could meet you (in)RL!

    Praying for your dreams, sister!

  3. Love, love, love this post and you! I do love these heart-to-hearts. They are so encouraging to me. Keep on writing (and editing your book – I can’t wait for it)!

    Also, my Spencer, who does not like “girl things” and I love this song! There is real truth behind it.


    • I know…it seems like every time I watch it, there’s MORE truth. Plus it just makes me smile so big and then my girl and I dance together. I love the memories it’s making for us. :) Thank you for your encouragement today, sweet friend…blessings!

  4. I know what you mean, Mel, about not feeling like you’re in a place to encourage others. I think that’s where we live most of the time… and maybe that’s why it’s a God-sized dream instead of an us-sized one? Who knows, but all I can say is that I feel ‘ya, girl! <3

  5. I love reading your posts, Mel. Your heart and soul always come through! Thanks for these words:) Awesome! I think I’m initiating another dream: getting to Allume so I can meet some of you beautiful dreamers. It would need to be a God thing, but He’s showing me what He can do, right? Hugs!

    • Oh, girl, I would LOVE it if you could go to Allume! I’m praying for that right now and in the coming weeks, too…it would be so fun to meet you (in)RL! (((hugs back)))

  6. I love the video and so did my co-workers when I accidentally played it without my earbuds. Your words always lift me up and encourage me. I am so glad that we are able to share in dreaming together.

    • Haha…this cracked me up! I’m so glad I could (unintentionally) encourage/entertain your coworkers today! :) And thank you for your sweet words, friend, and for walking this journey with me. I’m so blessed by this beautiful group of dreamers!

  7. Such kindness and joy shared. Thank you for the amazing reminders of scripture and for the fabulous video clipped. We watched that movie this weekend at our house – always brings a smile! With Joy, Carey

  8. Mel, you’re such a joy! I’m so glad to share this dreamin’ journey with you!

  9. So excited to have been encouraged by your story too. And the truth of whose I am :)

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