Five Minute Friday {Dare}


There is enough room for you, if you dare to step on in.
You are welcomed, if you dare to say hello.
Your voice matters, if you dare to speak the truth.
Your story makes a difference, if you dare to scribble some words.

Sometimes the world seems so big and you seem so small. You can’t believe for one minute there is space for you in the great big space of the world.

Your playing small will not serve the big God of the universe. Your believing your story has already been lived and someone else can tell it better anyway, doesn’t make life any less of a risk.

Because you were made to live, to live big, big and bright. You were made to shine with that dream you’ve discovered, that dream you want to grasp. It is within reach.

If only you dare.


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A note about comments:
Recently I made the decision to close comments on my posts. As a long-time blogger (since 2005) who is fueled by comments, this is not a decision made lightly. It is not because I don’t value you as a reader, but rather to help myself stay true to the reason I’m writing — to make sense of the world & to give my story. In order to to give an untainted gift, I have decided to close comments in order to prevent myself from writing for what I can get (comments) and to protect my writing for what I can give.

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