Yesterday was all about the time before my trip to the beautiful Dayspring headquarters in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. So now I have arrived and am on my way to the 2nd ranked Hampton Inn!! I’m not sure what you have to do to be #1, but this was definitely the nicest Hampton Inn I’d ever stayed at!
Our first evening was a meal together with the whole behind-the-scenes team of (in)Courage. We went to dinner together at a local coffee shop, Pour Jon’s, owned by one of the team members and her husband. If you are ever in the area I highly recommend you stop in for a cup of their freshly roasted awesomeness and a killer dessert. I had a Burundi Americano – it was divine. I’m pretty picky about mycoffee.
The next morning we made our way to the Mother-ship for their weekly praise and worship kick off called Jump Start – what an amazing way to start a work week. In an office. With your co-workers! Seriously, who does that? Dayspring does. The atmosphere is more family than corporate, more Christmas than back to the grind Monday. It flows through the building, the employees, the design and out through their products. It was a pretty cool environment to step into, said the girl who used to plan and design corporate offices. I think I may have been the only one enamored with the 45 degree layouts, panel system workstations and the drafting and design tables. I even took a photo of a metal edge tool I’d never seen (another geek out moment).
There were tours, reporting meetings, and brainstorming sessions. I’ll let you in on a little secret – there are some amazing things heading your way of you participate in anything related to (in)Courage. Shh… don’t tell them I said so. All of this kindling lit a fire under me to dream big, not be afraid to lose face if I don’t quite achieve it all, and approach it all prayerfully and to God’s glory.
We are put here to work according to our gifting, our passions, and our abilities out of our experiences and situations all to further the Kingdom. There are no small jobs, no small dreams. Do I sound Like Holley Gerth a little there? More aboutthat tomorrow.
Have you had a spark moment that opened your eyes toward a dream you’d never realized was there or pushed you forward? I’d love to hear about it. Hearing about other’s dreams can awaken us to our own.