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Is it time to Downsize?


Downsize…Live Simple…

It all sounds so zen – the thing to do when you “get older”.   

But what about your dreams? Should you downsize those too?  

I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. John 10:10

One of my (many) dreams is to have a Longarm quilting machine. The prices? Even on the low end, are pricey.

Sometimes I start downsizing my dream.

I tell myself:

  • I’m too old to invest in it.
  • Too old to learn how to use it. 
  • I could never recoup the expense. 
  •  It’s just a silly dream.

I tell myself I can be content quilting with my sewing machine, even if it is back-breaking work.  

I figure if I lie to myself long enough – I’ll start believing it. And be content with my downsized dream. 

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But here’s the thing.

If we downsize our dreams, we downsize our lives.  

Settling for less isn’t living the full and abundant life Jesus came to give us.  

My dreams may seem unrealistic to most. Heck, they often sound a little nutty to me!  

But without the dream, wouldn’t life be dull?

Aren’t the dreams – the ones you can achieve and the ones that appear a fleeting fantasy, part of the joy and fullness of life?

I believe God gave us dreams for a reason. They keep us moving forward.  

So my advice? Is this…

Keep your eyes on the Lord and hang onto those dreams. 

(By the way, thanks for stopping by and reading my post!

Until next time, enjoy your day and the journey


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Published by Adele

Writer, Pianist, Quilter Weaving Fabric With Faith.

3 thoughts on “Is it time to Downsize?

  1. Love this Adele….the fullness of life is what Christ promises. I struggle with the amount of fabric I have, especially since I turned 70. But I keep dreaming of all the fantastic projects I want to make. Donna Belle


    1. And you can keep making them! Isn’t that what is so fun about life? Quilting is something that brings fullness of life to you and to the ones you create for.


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