Have you ever had a dream that just never left you? You always hoped it would come true, sometimes wondered in your heart of hearts if it might ever happen? But hoped none-the-less that it would? Sometimes there seemed no way it could happen, but you still clung to that stubborn hope that it would one day?

I love dreams! They push us onwards, they keep us filled with hope. Dreams are the a promise of hope. For some of us, these dreams are impossible to extinguish, even when the flame is barely visible – it’s still there, ever burning, ever so slightly but never gone.

For me, one of my lifelong dreams will God-willing come true in March 2014. I’ve bought tickets for a trip to visit a good friend in Washington DC, USA and I’m taking my 3 year old with me – it’s going to be a long flight! For me, I’ve dreamed of visiting the USA for as long as I could remember. People ask me why and I don’t have a answer. It’s just something that I’ve wanted since forever. I’m so excited some days that I can hardly contain it. Other days, I think it won’t happen. That’s the pros and cons of life long dreams that are on the cusp of becoming reality – swinging between joy and despair!

As I was writing this though, another thought kept occurring to me. How God is the author of our dreams – what a gift that is! But more than that, he is our hope, and his promises will never dwindle to a slow burning candle. They will burn bright in our hearts for eternity. What a wonderful gift is our heavenly Father and the dreams he’s placed in our hearts!

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Jess’ favourite genre is contemporary women’s fiction and contemporary romance fiction. She also enjoys historical fiction with a focus on romance. She loves books set in country towns or farms with a cowboy featured in either historical or contemporary settings.

She is currently writing her first novel, a contemporary women’s fiction/romance set in a small country town.