Recently, Jesus showed me a picture of a flowerbed. In it were yellow and purple pansies. I asked Him what it meant. Slowly, over the next couple of weeks, He showed me some interesting things about it. And since then, I have seen yellow and purple pansies EVERYwhere.
The first thing He showed me was that the flower bed was full, but there was room for more. I felt encouraged by this, even though I still had no idea what it meant. (more…)
Have you ever had one of those dreams? It is so blissfully perfect that you do not want it to end? But of course you wake up, usually at the best part, and no matter what you do you cannot get back in. It is enough to put one in a yucky mood for the first few hours of the morning.
Being single, I sometimes daydream about what sort of a husband God will bring me someday. And sometimes I dream about it. In this dream, I met my Mr. Someday. True to dream-worldness, I walked down a grand flight of stairs to meet him. We began to talk. We were just about to leave on a date when it happened. An alarm went off. And not my alarm, either. I think I may have audibly gasped. I quickly rolled over and willed myself back to sleep. Of course this practically never works, and I was afraid I would miss the best part! (more…)
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Yesterday I wrote about a dream that God had given me about His faithfulness to His promises. I would like to continue from that vein, and tell you about another part of the dream. You will have to read that post for this to make sense.
Once I finished collecting pieces of the rainbow and sticking them in my backpack, I looked on the ground and discovered something else. Scattered around my feet were pictures in frames of varying shapes and sizes. As I began to pick them up, I realized that many of the frames were hinged together, so I began folding them up and placing them in the backpack as well. (more…)
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Enter a dream with me, if you will….
Standing in the middle of a wide field of rolling hills, you feel the sun warming you. There is a soft breeze that carries the scents of wildflowers and lavender. The air also smells fresh and clean – just like after good rain. A few fluffy clouds lazily drift through the sky. That’s when you look to the left and notice a beautiful arced rainbow. The colors are so vivid that you can’t help but stare at it. The longer you stare, you begin to notice that there is something different about this rainbow – almost a solid quality. But rainbows aren’t solid, they are made of light, and you know this. So this one really has your attention now. You begin to walk closer, expecting the solid-looking mirage to fade, just like a natural rainbow should. But it doesn’t fade. In fact, the closer you get, the more clearly you can see it. You are finally close enough to touch it – which is also odd, shouldn’t have moved as you moved? You hold your breath as you reach out, expecting your hand to pass through it. But your fingers find a hard, smooth substance. It is made of glass! As you stand there in awe, something tells you that like a normal rainbow (even this is FAR from normal), it will fade shortly and disappear. Quickly you remove the backpack from your shoulders and unzip it on the ground. You reach out and begin breaking pieces of the rainbow off and stuff them in your backpack. You know that you have just encountered something spectacular, and you want to take the pieces to remind you of this amazing experience. Because magically, these pieces will endure for all time, even when the rest of the rainbow will disappear. (more…)