Hello World,

Me when I first started dreaming...

Wow, I’m so excited that it is 2012!!! Why? Because in just about six weeks from now, God willing, one of the oldest dreams I’ve ever had for myself will come true…I will be a published author! And I’m also seeing the fulfillment of another dream that will remain private on this public domain…I’m so thankful I can barely contain my gratitude….

I recall a post I wrote at the beginning of 2009 entitled “Hope.Wish..Pray…” which was inspired by R&B and soul singer Lina’s song “Hope, Wish & Pray.” I was feeling a lot of angst then and wondering why God was taking sooo long…Below is an excerpt…

I don’t know about your relationship with God, but I let Him know how I feel. And sometimes I say, “Okay God, the answer to this problem is taking too long. I need for You to act right now. I cannot take it anymore.” When I get like this, my face is glistening with tears and I am prostrate on my bedroom floor. And sometimes I throw a tantrum. Yes, I get down and dirty. I take the Lord at His word. According to the Word, you can “cast your cares on the Lord, and He will sustain you.” Psalm 55:22. So I’m steady castin’ !

But that’s the beauty of God. If you know Him, love Him and try to serve Him, you can claim His promises. I do. And so with the sliver of belief that I have left that my dreams will come true, I will hope, wish & pray that in 2009, at least one, maybe two will come true…Please God!

I still do not know all of why God had me wait for as long as He did, but I trust in His timing…As is noted in Ecclesiastes 3, there is a time for everything…and God has shown me that this is my time to be closer than ever to the fulfillment of my dreams…So this morning, I’m inspired by another R&B and soul singer – Goapele and her song “Closer.” Check out some of the lyrics from the song…

Me at the Southern Ball which was part of President Obama's inauguration celebration back in 2009...My dreams weren't fulfilled then but the dreams of our ancestors were...Obama 2012!!!

I’m moving higher (Higher), oh…
I’m going higher and higher and higher (Higher and
Closer to my dreams (Higher and higher, oh…oh…)
I’m moving upward and onward and beyond all I can see
(Stretching out my arms so I can reach)

Feels so close it’s like i can just reach
I can feel my dreams (Closer to my dreams)
I’m moving closer to my dreams
I’m moving (Higher and higher) higher and higher
(Higher and higher)
Moving higher, oh…

Y’all pray for me…

Any thoughts?




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8 thoughts on “Closer…

  1. Jackie, I’m rejoicing with you. It’s such a great feeling to see some of your dreams coming to pass. It displays patience, courage and determination. You should be proud of yourself. Can’t wait to read the book.

  2. God is awesome! It does my heart good to see one of my CCWF babies reaching their dream! I’m so proud of you, girl. Can’t wait to celebrate with you at the launch party.

  3. Thanks for all of your support:) Couldn’t have done it with you! Yes, we will be celebrating for real!!!!!!!