Jul 13, 2017

It's Never too Late to Follow your Dreams

Cover design by: Alisa Wagner
Do you have dreams that you've given up on ever realizing? I can definitely relate. I’m a self-described dreamer. I have notebooks full of dreams, plans and goals that I often talk myself out of accomplishing. It’s not that I’m not passionate about them, I just tend to let fear, discouragement and life’s many obstacles get in the way of me doing all that I can to make those dreams reality.

 For more years than I can count one of those dreams has been to publish a book. It started with the dream of publishing a book of poems, which I talked myself out of. Then it moved on to a series of teen inspirational fiction. I ultimately turned those into short stories for my teen girl magazine. I simply couldn’t commit to following this dream of writing a book because, who would read it?

So, I didn’t write the books I dreamed of writing. Instead, I concentrated on my teen girl magazine. I spoke to the occasional teen girl group that I was invited to speak to and I decided that my publishing dream probably would never be realized. Then, I was invited to speak to Rachael’s Daughters, a teen girls’ mentoring group. I spoke to them on the topic, “Becoming the Girl of His Dreams”. The words that I spoke to them resonated with me also. So, every so often I’d pick up the speech, brush it off, add a few words to it then put it back on the shelf again.

This year, I decided it was either finish it or forget about it. So, I enlisted the help of people I trusted to give me an honest opinion of what I had written. Their critiques, suggestions and encouragement gave me the courage to continue my years long project and made my work better. 

Finally, I am so excited to say that my book Becoming His Dream Girl, will soon be out.

One thing I have learned from this process is that it’s never too late to follow your dreams.

Hope deferred makes the heart sick,

    but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:1

Trusting Him,


  1. A great accomplishment, Bernadine! May your book reach into the hearts of many and touch them with the love of Jesus.

    1. Thank you, Mary! I appreciate your kind words.


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