Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Butler, Baker and Candlestick Maker

Have you ever had a dream so big it would NOT work unless God was in it? The vision I have for Heartprint of H.O.P.E. is that big.
Discover HOPE in every heart!

That is why I'm asking God for a butler, baker and candlestick maker.

Franklin Jentezen writes in his new book,Believe That You Can, about Joseph and three people who impacted his life. (Genesis 40 & 41)

THE BUTLER: One who opens the door for the ministry
THE BAKER: One who is a mentor and can put all your ingredients together
THE PHARAOH: (candlestick maker in my case) One who finances the dream

As you ask God to bring you a butler, baker and candlestick maker remember this...
Praise keeps your dream alive!
"Lift up your hands in the sanctuary
and praise the Lord."
Psalm 134:2

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Love Dare

Did you take The Love Dare challenge on Day 14?
One of the most important things you should learn on your Love Dare journey is that you should not just follow your heart. you should lead it.

When you don't feel like loving your spouse it's time to lead your heart. Relearn what you love about the person you promised to love forever.

DAY 14 CHALLENGE:Purposefully neglect an activity you would normally do so you can spend quality time with your spouse. Do something he or she would love to do or a project they'd really like to work on. Just be together.
Follow up questions:
What did you decide to give up?
What did you do together?
How did it go?
What new thing did you learn about your spouse?

Care and Share with your comments.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

The Shack

The Shack is a book sweeping across the hearts of its readers.
I am only half way through this 248 page fiction book written by William P. Young. It has grabbed my attention which is something new for me. .. I don't read fiction.

My friend Deb, found a tremendous healing in her heart when she read this book. She is handing out copies right and left!

"Reading The Shack during a very difficult transition in my life,
this story has blown the door wide open to my soul."
- Wynonna Judd, Recording Artist

"This book has the potential to do for our generation what John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress did for his. It's that good!" - Eugene Peterson

How has this book touched your life?

Sunday, July 20, 2008

If my dream comes true...I'll dream big for you!

My husband has been dreaming of a Harley for years. He owned several in his younger days.

I came along, then two boys. Ball games, wars and work made the years pass quickly. Sometimes just surviving. He couldn't hear the rumble anymore, his Harley dream died.

He got the fever again. This time I encouraged his dream. He deserved it.

A black Harley Sportster now occupies our garage. His dream came true right before his eyes. Hard to believe it's really there but you can't miss the shine.

Not just the shine of the bike but on my husband's face.

Ever since his dream came true, he has been dreaming big for me. My husband didn't do that before and now I understand why...he didn't believe.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Shocked at the pump!

I had to grab my camera. I couldn't believe it. I wasn't the only one in awe. Customers at a local gas station were asking "Why?".

"We just want you to be blessed" said the volunteer.

"Can I donate some money back?" asked shocked patrons.

"No, you keep it."

Customers purchasing gas at a local gas station were receiving cash rebates - 50 cents per gallon of purchased gas. First Baptist Church of Aledo put their love into action.

I could tell people were not used to getting a break; not used to something good happening - no strings attached.

People were shocked to
"just be blessed"!

I say we need a SHOCK WAVE across America! How can you bless someone today?

- Take three seconds to check out the poll ...Thanks!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Dance to the Music

Hope is hearing the music of the future.
Faith is dancing to it today!

Bob Smith - Motivational Speaker

When was the last time you danced? Twenty-five years ago at prom?

Your daughters' wedding last summer?

Your parents 50th wedding anniversary party?

Why do we dance only on special occassions?

I'd like to challenge you to dance everyday!

Fix your eyes on Jesus, stand together arm in arm;

hear the music He has put in your heart.
One, two three.
One, two, three,
One, two, three....
Is it a love song to the beat of his pounding heart?

A waltz drawing you close to Him? You are His Bride and He adores you.

Can you smell the fragrance of Christ - myrrh, aloe and cassia on

His robes as described on the king's wedding day in Psalm 45?

You are His favorite dance partner!
Maybe life has been unfair so you are singing the blues.

The monotonous rythym of the past has you in a dance that is exhauting.

The beat of unbelief is all your can hear.

Jesus still believes in you and waits for the first dance.

If you've been dancing with yourself all these years, it's time to change partners.

Listen for the tune no one else will hear...

the purpose God has for your life and start dancing today.

Take steps to fulfill your life purpose.
Rely on Jesus to lead.
God's Word is a beautiful melody

“...the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
Nehemiah 8:10 NIV
2008 Copyright – Lori Boruff, Heartprints of H.O.P.E.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Let's take a DREAM CRUISE!

Does anyone want to join me on a JOYBREAK?
It never stops snowing in Illinois! I say all this snow is for the penquins!
We are going on a "Dream Cruise"!
It's Free & It's Fun
This is what you need:
  • Comfy clothes (sweat pants, pj's....hey....shave your legs and put on your bikini)
  • Your favorite drink in a wine glass (nothin' like water in a wine glass)
  • Invite your friends or have some quiet time alone
  • A variety of old magazines
  • Scissors, glue & one sheet of poster board (or use a file folder)

All set? Here we go....

Take a deep breath. Exhale.

For the next minute or so forget about bills to need paid, the full laundry basket, tonight's meal plan.

Close your eyes and relax on your DREAM CRUISE. Hey, think BIG! Get out of the rubber raft and get aboard the largest ship of it's kind.

DREAM BIG. Money is no object.

What Does Your DREAM Look Like?

No dream is too big .... God is BIG!

  • Where would you like to live or travel?
  • What is your hearts desire?
  • Is there a ministry you'd like to start or support?
  • What and who is important to you?
  • What brings you joy or brings others joy?
  • How would you like God to use limits now!

Now let's have some fun....

  1. Thumb through the magazines and cut out those dreams.
  2. What pictures or words represent that BIG DREAM for God?
  3. Paste those dreams, like a collage, on the poster board. BE CREATIVE!

Here is the best part! It may be the hardest but it is the most important part.

  • Share your dream with someone else. Ask your spouse, children or friend if you can show them pictures of your "Dream Cruise"
  • Post it on your refrigerator or somewhere you will see it often.
  • Believe and Receive those God Size Dreams by thanking Him in advance for caring about your dreams!

May I share my dreams with you? God has no limits so don't be shocked!

The picture of my dreams:

  • Celebration! ....I want to celebrate each day lifting my hands to my God and praising Him!
  • Man & Woman holding each other.....fall deeper in love with my husband.
  • Fresh Flowers.....I'd like to have fresh flowers in my home every day and give flowers to others.
  • Israel....I'd like to go on a Christian tour of Israel
  • Sail boat...I'd like a vacation.... on a beach a boat....for a long time.
  • My favorite $100,000......I'd like $100,000 to give away to help someone else.

That's some of the pictures of my DREAM CRUISE!

What do your pictures look like? Share them on this blog!

I care about your dreams too. We can thank God together believing He can do more than we can imagine.

"Thank you for traveling "Dream Cruise Lines" where we Dream Big for God. We hope you enjoyed your stay with us. Come back soon!"

Saturday, February 9, 2008

What do you want to be when you grow up?
What dream sends a stirring up your spine just at the very thought of it?
What dream shattered so you walked away yet still look back at the pieces and.... dream?

I think dreams come together like puzzle pieces. Our experiences, relationships, success, failure and faith are all pieces to the puzzle. God has the box top. In His time it all comes together. It's important to be available and willing to do my part as God directs.

Last year I asked myself, "What am I doing to prepare for success?"


My dream is being a writer. Okay, I write, create and have a few articles published. Those are all pieces of the puzzle.

Hitting financial road blocks, taking detours of my time and sinking in depression potholes make me feel like I'm not getting anywhere. But they are just pieces of the puzzle. Remember, God has the box top.

Last year God opened the door for me to attend a local Christian Writer's Conference . When I think about being a writer I get that stirring inside I asked YOU about. Through the whole conference I thought I was dreaming. It really felt like I was taking a step towards success.

Think about your dream as I close with comments from author Jim Watkins.

  1. Dream is received: develope a mission statement, write it down and set goals.
  2. Dream is refined: God doesn't take dreams away, He refines them. It's a process.
  3. Dream is resized: Our dreams are too small! Broken dreams are either fertilizer for something better or God gives it germination...we win either way.
  4. Dream is revealed: One note from someone may not seem like much. But to every one note multiply it by 1000 and that is the impact you really make. God doesn't always allow us to see how we impact others.

Ask God for a dream that won't work unless He is in it.

You have a dream purposed just for you by a very creative God. Dream Big!


"For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good

and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." (Jeremiah 29:11)

LOOK TO THE BOTTOM your answer to the 'dream question'

Friday, February 8, 2008

Welcome to my blog!

This is a whole new experience - blogging.... but I'm up for an adventure!

I'm in the middle of reaching a dream God has placed in my heart.
Believe me, it would have been easier to give up but I am not going to quit now.

What is your dream?
Have you taken the first step or are you weary having traveled a long road...
but you can still see it out in the distance.


Check out the POLL in lower right corner....
Stay tuned...more to come!

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Be Blessed!
Lori B.