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Coffee and Conversation Link Party #76 – Big Dreams

Good morning and welcome to Coffee and Conversation #76 – hosted by PatAndCandy.com!

Coffee & Conversation with Pat and Candy!

So good to see you here today! I hope you’ll pour yourself a cuppa and spend some time here with us.  Can I let you in on a secret?

I’ve got BIG dreams for 2016…big, God-sized plans that He put in my heart and have really taken hold in there.  As you may know, my Word of the Year is “Endure”, as in “to last”, and so this year I’m committing myself to putting some lasting things in place. Some I can’t share yet, but others include public speaking, marketing my consulting services, and increasing my guest post appearances. I am praying that the Lord uses me in a big way, not at all, mind you, because I’m “all that and a bag of chips” (which doesn’t really make sense to me, but my teens say it means being “a big deal”). But because I’ve laid it all out for Him. Wanting to be a part of HIS plan for me, being open and willing to do what HE wants from me, agreeing to obey even when it’s uncomfortable or not easy or I don’t have a clue what His reasons are!

Judging by what some of you shared last week, I think many of you have big dreams this year, too!

Here’s another secret! Well, it’s not really a secret, but… One of today’s features is really, really personal. And I guess I may be a little biased featuring it, but…it’s a post written by my daughter!!  Yup! My grown-and-recently-married daughter is on the writer’s road, and submitted a post here last week 🙂 I just had to share it with you…  (And if you stop by and read it, please be sure to leave a comment…I know she’d love it!)

What do you foresee – or hope for – in your life for 2016?

Whether or not you do resolutions…whether or not you do a Word of the Year…whether or not you just let things roll…let me encourage you to dream big!

And if you’d like, please share YOUR big dreams in the comments below…we’d love to be a part of your 2016 <3

So, here they are – my favs this week:

Do You Have An Insanely Impossible Dream? – A Little R & R

I can SO relate to Rosilind’s insanely impossible dream! But she’s taking it one step farther – join her this month as she talks about “how we can position ourselves so that God can make our insanely impossible dreams come true for us: What holds us back. What distracts us. What keeps us from dreaming at all.” Just click on the image below!

Kathryn Shirey –  Trust for the New Year

What a great word!! And a terrific post… I love how she shares her struggles with the wordso honestly; very similar to what I experienced with mine.


My Reading List for 2016 -Ready to Be Offered

Leaders are readers, and Rebekah reminded me that I need to get back on track with that one this year! Thanks, Rebekah 🙂


How to Never Be Disappointed Again – Forging Significance

The first of many (I hope) shares from my daughter Lauren!! Nah, I’m not too excited!!!!!! 😉


 Thank you so much for your inspiration, ladies – they were all timely words!

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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8 Responses to Coffee and Conversation Link Party #76 – Big Dreams

  1. Tori Cole January 13, 2016 at 8:26 pm #

    Thank you so much for your link up party. Big dreams, we have them!! Our family in God’s will, His plan. We have dreams and goals for our family…to eventually be self-employed (my husband), to own 100 acres and agri-tourism.
    I missed when you began your party! What time does it start?

    • Pat January 13, 2016 at 10:12 pm #

      Woot woot! Go, Tori (and family)! Sounds like you’ll be enjoying a sweet year 🙂
      We start every Wednesday morning 12:05 AM, EST…but we’re partying all week long. So you’re welcome to join us anytime!

  2. Deborah Davis January 13, 2016 at 5:34 pm #

    It’s so great to be back to blogging fun after the holidays and vacations. Wishing a Happy Healthy New Year to you! Today I shared an The Benefits of Natural Weight Loss for Women recipe and more… All the best, Deborah

    • Pat January 13, 2016 at 10:14 pm #

      Thanks, Deborah – I’m especially interested in that right now. As are, most likely, a ton of other post-holiday-revelers 😉

  3. Marilyn January 13, 2016 at 11:04 am #

    Thank you so much for the party. You have sone great links again this week. They keep me busy. Have a great link and I hope to see you on #OverTheMoon!

    • Pat January 13, 2016 at 12:15 pm #

      Yes, Marilyn, we’re really blessed to have some wonderful contributors <3!
      Have a good week...and see you #OvertheMoon!!

  4. Patricia Krank January 13, 2016 at 7:04 am #

    How beautiful to hear from your daughter! I have some big dreams for this year too. Bigger than I can imagine even happening! I pray that God will bless all that you put your hand too and that many people will be blessed through you.

    • Pat January 13, 2016 at 7:55 am #

      How exciting for you!! The bigger the better – then you KNOW it’s gotta be in God’s plan! Check out Rosilind’s series, then… I’m sure it will be a good one 😉 And you’ll probably “see” me there, too!
      Have a great week…thanks for stopping by…

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