Dare To Dream

I have always been a dreamer. 

I started taking piano lessons when I was seven years old but had aspirations to be a gymnast, dancer, professional singer, musician, actress, and pretty much anything else I could think of. The only lessons I actually took were piano, but I was determined to do it all. 

As a child, I actually checked books out at the library to figure out how to do some of these things on my own. It’s just part of who I am. It’s how I was made. 

As an adult, I’ve settled into being a pastor’s wife, mother, and singer/songwriter. However, I still have several other things I would like to accomplish at some point. Some of those things are already in the works — this blog being one of them. Others are still dreams.   

At times in my life, dreaming has been an escape for me and something I was able to enjoy getting lost in. At other times, I have questioned myself and wondered why I just couldn’t be content with what I already have and stop with the dreaming already. 

I’m finally understanding that being a dreamer is a gift. Dreamers can see things that don’t exist yet. That sounds a little bit like faith, doesn’t it? 

Another similarity between faith and dreaming is that faith without works is dead. I’m learning how to balance my dreaming with doing. 

My hope for this blog is that I can encourage you to do the same, even if you’re not a natural dreamer. Hopefully I can encourage you to step outside of your comfort zone and reach for things that might look impossible for you. When God is the one who gives us the dream, I just happen to believe that He is able to fulfill those dreams that He gives us. 

“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.” Ephesians 3:20

Telina Frye is the author of Dare to Dream, as well as a pastor’s wife and mother to her 13 year old son and 10 year old daughter. 

She is a singer/songwriter and a natural born dreamer. Telina is also credentialed in the Church of God as an Exhorter and holds a Minister of Music License. She serves as the worship leader at the church where her husband serves as lead pastor. 

Telina loves having deep, meaningful conversations about what is and what could be. She hopes this blog will inspire readers to dare to look past what is, see what can be, and reach for the impossible.