Is any dream too large?

follow your dreams follow your heart

Your dreams are too big my critics say

They won’t come true no matter how hard you work and pray

That is when I ask them this question: Is any dream too large?

You see, my dream is for communities helping people their dreams to come true

It’s for helping that person in need, for helping you

For lifting up our sister, our brother

The love, the time we give to one another

In a world of plenty there is no need for any to go without meat, vegetables, fruit and bread

How many more people will we hear about on the TV news we dread

That many children from malnutrition are now dead

‘cause they weren’t well fed?

I know I hear many people say there is not much they can do

Say poverty will always be with us and likely this is true

But there is a gift we all can give – our heart

Is that not where all dreams start?

Instead of thinking about the world in need

Think of that one you could guide

Teaching that person, being by their side

Is that not making a caring stride?

What a world it would be if we all focused on changing one life

To lift that one struggling person out of their time of strife

So that person could spread their knowledge to another

Is that not how we show true compassion for our sister, for our brother?

I leave this parting thought with you

We can all change one life today by taking time to see

When we help that one in need, that is the best kind of dream to see

We help that person their future to be

By one act of caring, one outstretched arm of kindness

We begin to see that the best things in life are truly free

When you help that one person to a new life that is true, not a fantasy

When you forever free that person from their poverty

Those are the best kind of dreams because your dream comes true too

For as you give to others, so shall it be given unto you

Kevin Osborne, B.Th. with honours, D.D., D.Sc., Diplomate in Creative Ministry, is training to be a Christian psychotherapist through St. James the Elder Theological Seminary. He will be a Master of Divinity student at Trinity College in the University of Toronto. He will soon be opening a Christian counselling practice called You Can Hope Again with his wife, Karen, who is an M. Div. student at Trinity College. He is a member of The Word Guild, a Christian writer’s group in Canada. We are available to go where God sends us to do His will preaching, doing motivational speaking, teaching, singing, giving marriage enrichment seminars or however needed. You can reach me at my email address

About Dr. Kevin Osborne B.A., B.Th., M.A., M.Div., Psy.D. Ph.D. and Th.D. Candidate

I enjoy spending time with people just having a coffee or talking about life, philosophy, religion, politics or sharing a favorite joke or story. We learn from one another as we interact and share our joys, challenges and even our times of sadness. I enjoy reading, writing, singing and sharing in the blessing of community whether that is one on one or in groups. I'm married and am powned by two kitties named Sir William of Lounge a.k.a. Sir Lounge a Lot and Princess Catherine of Chaos a.k.a. Her Royal Highness Catherine of Englehart. Two years ago I completed my Doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D.) through St. James the Elder University. On Sept. 26th 2020, I graduated with a Master of Divinity degree from Canadian Christian Theological Seminary. These journeys were started over 20 years ago. In 1997 I received a Bachelor of Theology degree from Canada Christian College & Graduate School. Between working and studying it took 13 years to finish it. Let us pray for and reach out to each other with kindness, love and an embracing compassion. We can working together be servants with two open hands to those in need so that hate, indifference and inequality would lose and love will win. The peace and abounding joy of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

Posted on March 22, 2015, in On Life's Purpose and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Reblogged this on Inside My Head and commented:
    I love this beautiful piece, full of sentiments that ring true to me. I know that with my God, no dream is too large and I can make a real difference.

  2. Hi Shaniqua

    It uplifts my spirit that this piece has touched your heart. Today, as I look out our living room window and see the trees dancing with the wind in this beautiful town of Englehart, northern Ontario, and the snow covering the grass that is seeking to make its presence known as bits of green are seen peeking out to see if it is safe to come out more fully, I am reminded of a song I sang when I was doing youth ministry work. “My God is so big, so strong and so mighty. There’s nothing my God cannot do.” If God created all the things I see then it follows that helping me through any situation I experience is a piece of cake by comparison to creating the world.

    Shaniqua, I pray that whatever you go through that you never go through it alone. He is with you in both times of heartache and joy.

    Be encouraged that as you blog and in all you do for the Lord you are one of those beautiful shining lights of faith in an ever-darkening world.

    Keep on fighting the Enemy with God’s Truth.

    God’s Kingdom needs more people like you who as you put so well are real about the thoughts inside of their head. To paraphrase what Rev. Dr. Will Rooen, who was my Christian journalism professor said in one of our classes, “As Christian journalists you are called to a higher standard of truth. You are called to be truth speakers in all forms of media where truth is hated and a watered down distorted truth is accepted.”

    Father, help me and all of us engaged in all forms of media to be truth speakers, to not sensationalize what we write for the accolades. Help all of us to remember as Christians that You will hold us accountable for our actions. Give us the courage to say and do what is right, to reject the reporting of lies and half truths that are really a twisted truth that is more acceptable.

    Lord, I pray You will cause the river of Your richest blessings to come flowing into every area of Shaniqua’s life and ministry for You. Keep her protected from the Enemy as she speaks Your Truth.


    The peace and abounding joy of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.


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