If I could, I would…

Hey, Siestas! We will do our random drawing later today as promised and, if you don’t mind a little delay, post our biography winners within the next forty-eight hours so we can leave time for you to respond to this post. I learned something new about you over the previous post: YOU ARE READERS. And I love that. Get a load of the number of comments to that post! Of course, it makes sense when you think about it. Blog readers usually are…well…readers. I have already ordered several books from your recommendations and others of you mentioned titles that stirred up great memories of biographies past.I am a dyed in the wool book nerd so this totally spoke my love language.

I’ve been thinking about something since AJ’s recent post about stepping back from her LPM job for the sake of her family. In that post and in the one that followed, we hashed over the painful truth that, actually, no one can do everything and, unless our all is Jesus, no one can have everything. We have limited resources of time, energy, and ability. But, I thought it would be fun to list a few things (dreams, if you will) that we’d each do…if only we could. If only we were not limited by time, energy, and ability, or money, for heaven’s sake. How would you complete the sentence, “If I could, I would…?” Here are the ground rules: YOU CAN ONLY NAME THREE THINGS. You have to choose. Keep in mind, these aren’t regrets. (i.e. “If I could, I would…live my whole life again without making that stupid choice.” We all have plenty of those and they’re not likely to encourage others much.) The things we’re listing on this post are wishes! Dreams can say a lot about a person and reshape how we picture one another. For instance, maybe I’ll find out today that Moose Mama secretly wishes she could sky dive, or katiegfromtennessee has a long standing dream of being a zookeeper, or Sister Lynn has always wanted to take tuba lessons. You see, this could change everything. OK, well not everything. Not even much. But, for crying out loud, wouldn’t it at least be a little fun in a grueling week? Here are three of mine:

If I could, I would…

1) Travel to every country on earth.

2) Teach elementary school Sunday School.

3) Learn sign language fluently.

OK, how about you?


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  1. 1051

    So I am way behind on commenting on this one since I’ve been off camping in the wilds of Wyoming, but just had to pop in and comment on the sign language wish. Have to say, the woman who does sign language for LPL is incredible–I love to watch her, especially in worship. The way her whole body is involved in praising God is a joy and a beautiful thing to watch!

  2. 1052
    Kim says:

    1. Learn balet
    2. Adopt every orphaned in the world.
    3. Take a long vacation with my hubby & travel the world together. (Never been on a plane together)

  3. 1053

    I know this is pretty late but…

    If I could, I would…

    1. Learn Hebrew, Yiddish, German, and a bunch of other languages by being immersed in them (for those that’s it’s possible to do)

    2. Teach… any age, any where, any subject. I just want to love on some people!

    3. Work in full time minsitry where I can love on people.

    P.S. I’m a sign language interpreter… any time you want to learn anything, just let me know 🙂

  4. 1054
    Monica Davis says:

    1. School: Attend Harvard’s MBA program

    2. Leisure: Live in Italy for a year and learn Italian fluently

    3. Career: Star in a Major Motion Picture & Retire as a Christian Counselor

  5. 1055
    Summer says:

    Very late, but here goes…

    1. TRAVEL! Definitely to Israel, then all over Europe!
    2. Open a place for kids like Whit’s End in Adventure’s in Odyssey where they can have a safe, fun place to play and learn about God.
    3. Open my own bakery.

    I have more, but we’re only supposed to do three!

  6. 1056
    Jessica Handley says:

    1. Be the kind of Christian woman that I would look up to

    2. Be able to visit my loved ones in Heaven

    3. Travel around the world with my family ( which would mean adding #4- winning the lottery)

  7. 1057
    Paula says:

    1. Be healthy/skinny
    2. Be best friends with my husband and a better mom to my kids.
    3. Feel 100% assured of eternal security

  8. 1058
    glenwood says:

    The other ladies had good ideas and made me rethink my originial 3.
    perfect health
    perfect assurance
    perfect job I would like to win lots and lots of money and be able to stay home and write/do photography/ volunteer/travel when I want

  9. 1059
    Pat says:

    1. Lose the last 50 pounds and buy some clothes that fit

    2. Read through the Bible aloud with each of my grandkids.

    3. Take long vacations with my kids and grandkids to places we have only dreamed of

  10. 1060
    toni says:

    1. write children’s and young adult fiction books that get published

    2.become a photographer

    3. travel to almost every county and in our travel downtime learn and memorize the entire Bible.

  11. 1061
    Desiree says:

    If I could, I would…
    1. write a book
    2. travel the U.S. completely
    3. Buy my husband an hunting lodge

  12. 1062

    1. Travel & photograph every country in the world with my husband & kids [and newly hired nanny]

    2. Run a successful business that would benefit the Kingdom

    3. Be a Homebirth Midwife

  13. 1063
    Miss Rebecca says:

    1.Produce a successful children’s TV show
    2.Have my grandkids live close by (I don’t have any grandkids yet, but I will someday)
    3.Write a children’s Sunday School curriculum that would captivate their little hearts so they would understand and want a relationship with Jesus.

  14. 1064
    Glenda Phillips says:

    Our church, Houston River Baptist, Sulphur, La set out for Buna, Tx where our host site would Be Buna First Baptist. We were looing forward to a Word to be spoken to each of us. Buna Fist was a wonderful host site. Then satan showed up. The feed was constantly interupted, boy Beth was left with some frozen faces. We prayed and then we waited. I think the Lord was just seeing if we were paying any attention to the word of kindness. I don’t know about other sites, ours was calm and filled with Christian laughter. I hope to get to hear the whole teaching at some time, We left at 3pm after just finishing the first session. The Lord has a bigger picture, I can hardly wait to find out just what His plans are. Glenda Phillips

  15. 1065
    Cynthia Sanchez says:

    If I could, I would:
    – be an at home mom
    – be debt free
    – have a wedding (never had a wedding ceremony – I think it would be so beautiful)

  16. 1066
    Kelli says:

    If I could I would…

    1. Take my family on more vacations to places I know they would never intentionally chose themselves!

    2. Give my whole self to all the charities that touch my heart but especially the children’s charities.

    3. Be a victim’s advocate for crimes against women.

  17. 1067
    Christ Lives says:

    Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and he shall direct thy paths.


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