Truth is I have always greatly admired and been inspired by the famous “I have a dream” speech delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 
August 28th, 1963 at The Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C. 


Partially because I too have always had a dream for my life and my purpose on this planet. 


When I graduated from high school my parents gifted me with this framed poster that I had created in kindergarten. 

In addition to admiring MLK, I was also inspired by my first teacher, Mrs. Cheryl Roberts. 
I wanted to be exactly like her when I grew up. 
She was beautiful inside and out!  Not only did Mrs. Roberts teach me how to read…  she positively influenced me to love reading and learning for a lifetime! 

In time, I did grow up to teach Kindergarten just like her! During that brief season of my life, I taught several other grade levels as well. Eventually I found my way to become a Counselor; which as it turns out is my true calling. 

Obviously, teaching will always be in my blood as evidenced here: 

You may have noticed the closing question on my poster. “I hope the kids like me. Do you think they will?” That fear-based desire and  insecure mindset has always haunted me.

 Unfortunately “likes”, “followers”, and “subscribers” on social media feeds into that unhealthy mentality. 

But God, rich in mercy provides compassion for us [Ephesians 2:4-6] and poignantly reminds us that we are His exquisite creation…  LOVED to the magnificent extent that He sacrificed His only begotten Beloved Son brutally on a cross to save us from ourselves.  He paid it all. Our debt is paid in full. 

We are FREE!!!     

 Free at last! 




P.S. Yes, I fully recognize Dr. King was addressing racial inequality at the time of this well-known speech. And yes, I am white. So what could I possibly know about that freedom that I have conveniently taken for granted all my life?!? 

Fair point. 

Trust me when I tell you that I have experienced my own metaphorical chains;  and can definitely clearly identify with being set FREE❣️