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  1. Paige says:

    Oh, this is wonderful: “Dreams for a child are like clothes…they grow in and out of them until they finally find the one that fits.”

    I love that!!!

    Exceeding, abundantly….. beyond all that we can ask or imagine. Whatever that looks like.

    Any updates on Trey?

  2. Michael says:

    He and Jonny started therapy yesterday.
    We have hope.
    They are there because their mom is believing big things about God…a long shot that may go right through the nets…

  3. Paige says:

    Thank you. Adding my prayers.

    My daughter, who worked for a ‘famous Lyme disease specialist” (now retired) says it works.

  4. Kevin H says:

    Make my own application?

    If Trey were a Sixers fan, you’d still be going to the skate park only. 🙂

  5. Michael says:

    Kevin H,

    LOL! 🙂
    He’s not a fan of any team…he just loves Steph Curry.

  6. Em says:

    “Dreams for a child are like clothes…they grow in and out of them until they finally find the one that fits”

    Michael, this post is the BEST writing that i ever remember reading anywhere … keep your dreams, the things close to your heart and thank God for them… i suspect we have no idea what our loving Father has planned for each of His children in Eternity… He knows what will fit, eh?

  7. Michael says:


    Thank you, my friend… 🙂

  8. Cash says:

    Dreamers are a gift from God to a dark and doubting world. The world needs its dreamers, its poets, its artists, to salve our coarse souls. Thanks for the reminder this morning, Michael.

  9. Steve in Canada says:

    I struggle with this one. I go through the statistics with my kids when they talk about becoming hockey players or soccer players. I also go through attitudes of the heart with them, asking them why they value fame & fortune.

    They know I want the best for them, but they still joke about me and threaten to get me a t-shirt emblazoned with “Crushing Dreams since 1971”.

    Perhaps this Wenatchee the Hatchet article expresses it best (and it’s not primarily about Driscoll, though he’s mentioned tangentially):

  10. Michael says:

    Thanks for being here, Cash. 🙂

  11. Steve in Canada says:

    I do think that we need to reorient our kids’ hearts and minds to realize that God being able to do abundantly more than we ask or think means far more mundane things like keeping my wife and I together through the trials of life, and far more eternal things like saving me from sin, than it means achieving a worldly status goal ala Joel Osteen.

    But maybe, Michael, you just are encouraging me to chill out and let their dreams die a natural death instead of feeling like I have to kill them?

  12. Michael says:

    Steve in Canada,

    I know the numbers, but I also know that wanting to do something with excellence is a really good thing.

    Trey won’t play in the NBA…but I want him to shoot for being the best at whatever God calls him to do.

  13. Michael says:

    “But maybe, Michael, you just are encouraging me to chill out and let their dreams die a natural death instead of feeling like I have to kill them?”

    You made the right application as far as I’m concerned. 🙂

  14. Andrew says:

    Michael, when you say Trey won’t play in the NBA you are being pragmatic but I hope he doesn’t read your blog. This could really squash his dreams. I remember my sister telling me that what ever you do don’t become a worship leader after hearing me struggle to learn to play guitar. She might be right but it really squashed me dreams and I stopped playing altogether.

  15. Michael says:


    He doesn’t read the blog.
    What I do with him now is line out the path to any of his dreams…what he will have to do and when if that is what he truly wants.

    We’ll see which path he decides to pursue in earnest…in a few years.

  16. CostcoCal says:

    I love it. Child like faith. No boundaries, no limits, only open minds and big dreams. No wonder Jesus loved children and told us to be just like them. Go Trey! And go all of us!

  17. Martin Luther's Disciple says:

    I still have this dream of playing 3rd base for the Dodgers. Now I must admit that as I approach my 67th birthday, I probably only have another 20 yrs to accomplish it. 🙂

  18. Cash says:

    Andrew #11–
    I think you should get a new guitar or pick up one you already have. 🙂

  19. Cash says:

    Sorry that should’ve been Andrew #14

  20. Andrew says:

    Thanks Cash. This is the kind of encourage I need.

  21. Bob Sweat says:

    Good to hear from you CostcoCal!

  22. CostcoCal says:

    Thanks, Bob. I’m still alive. 🙂

  23. Eleanor Nogash says:

    What’s been amazing me is that God is fulfilling dreams I didn’t even have yet!
    I am now beginning to recognize what it’s like to dream and not condemn myself for wanting.
    The guilt of feeling that wanting something for myself or my family is not always out of selfishness. He loves me and wants me to be happy in Him. “Not a problem”!
    Thanks for sharing Laura.

  24. Nonnie says:

    With God, all things are possible. Praying for Trey and his brother.

  25. Babylon's Dread says:

    Got a shooters name

  26. Patrick says:

    I’d love to train him 🙂

    I get why basketball and skateboarding go together so well. Both are cathartic in a sense. You can go grab a ball or skateboard and simply leave the cares of the moment behind(at least that’s what they do for me).

    While there may only be one Steph, there is also only one Trey and only the Lord knows the story he has for him.

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