Saturday, May 2, 2020

Giving up on a Dream by Vickie McDonough

I'm up to my neck in boxes! After only 2 1/2 years at our present home, we're moving again. It's really hard because this is my dream house. We bought this house partly because it had the perfect set-up for my mom to live with us, plus it had just been totally remodeled in colors I love. And then there's the lovely acre lot with pretty flowers and lots of trees. But Mom is gone and my husband has been out of work for quite a while, so we feel the need to downsize and have a lower house payment, so we are moving.

Our new house is nice and also has trees lining the whole backyard. But it's still hard to give up on a dream. This is the house I had prayed for. Have you ever had to give up on a dream? It can be very hard, but if we put our trust in God, He will bring us through. And He can give us a new dream. 

In my book, The Prodigal's Shotgun Wedding, Clay is returning home after years away. He left shortly after his father blamed him for his brother's death. Now he's hoping for a fresh start, but when the stagecoach he’s riding in wrecks and he is injured, he finds himself in a fight for survival.

Jolie is fleeing a nightmare situation. She desperately hopes becoming a mail-order bride doesn’t land her in a worse place. When the stage crashes and she spends the night alone with a wounded man, she wonders if her intended will still want her. If he doesn’t, what will she do? She has no money and nowhere to go.

Clay's dream doesn't turn out as he had hoped, but a troubling situation, turns to good, and he has a whole new dream.

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  1. Hugs, Vickie. I love how you turn to God.

  2. Oh, Vickie, best wishes on your move. I'm sure you will make your new house a beautiful, comfortable home. Hugs to you!

  3. Lost our home last year... I went through what your feeling... Hugs

  4. Yes, dreams change in different phases of life. And God brings new ones.Sometimes better than we imagined!

  5. I agree with what Christine said, God bring us new dreams.