Dreamer

Move forward …tomorrow is another day

I have been told some people never dream, you know while sleeping. Of course, perhaps they do dream when they are awake….daydream that is, but there are many of us who dream every night and also during the day. Some dreams are very important messages to us , though we may not be looking for a message- some dreams do seem to come to tell us something. Other dreams are as a result of something that we had filtered in to us that day be it food, condiment, movie, or an experience. Some people are like visionaries they are able to experience dreamlike visions while they are awake. These , I believe- are also messages to us.

Some people hold before them a strongly desired goal or purpose for their lives and this may be called a dream. As with the famous quote by Dr. Martin Luther King, ” I still have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live up to this promise that all men are created equal”….. I believe that his passion for seeing freedom ring from every mountainside, every hill changed history back in 1963. I believe its important to fan a flame on all your dreams,  “to write the vision and make it plain on tablets….”(Habakkuk 2:2) without a vision we become stagnant. The rest of that says so that the herald or runner can carry the correct message to others. Other translations say “that the one who reads- it may run with it. Those who lose their dreams , seem to stop running with the plan. It is important to always move forward, so refresh your dreams and look forward to tomorrow, there are many things that we need to do.

Autumn

I had mentioned in an earlier post how much I enjoy autumn, it most definitely- is my favorite season of the year-(in upstate NY)! During a good year, you get some of the same benefits of summer only with a hint of harvest time in the air wherever you go! The garden’s begin to glow of brittle bronze.

I watched many of the harvesters of the local farms around me busy loading hundreds of hearty red apples into their buckets today, busy laborers getting the work done. The harvest is ready -its important to get to work and bring in the fruit before it falls off the trees and rots. It’s a little like chocolate cake, if you wait too long to eat it- it dries up, falls apart and molds. The Harvest is ready-but the laborers are few!

Sailing

Sailing puts the wind to work, acting on the sails to propel the boat along. A good navigator will avoid sailing too close to the cliffs to maintain the safety of their ship, boat etc. Those cliffs are clearly potential obstacles in the way. When the boat is sailing smoothly, the wind beneath the sails, and no obstacles- it is unknown how far you may be able to go. I like to think that we are navigators of our own lives, only in my life with out the wind of the Holy Spirit guiding me away from cliffs, through obstacles I believe that I may crash my vessel and , of course not get very far. The wind of the Holy Spirit directs us , keeps us safe and propels us to the things that we are meant to be and do.

Smooth sailing!  

Summer

I live in Upstate central New York , so times of rest, warmth and serenity are often enjoyed when the summer breeze is blowing , and birds are crooning to their world, a beautiful song. There are so many shades of green…everywhere! Streams and lakes invite you to visit each peaceful oasis. We all take advantage of this weather to draw closer to nature, the woods, a campfire, stars in the sky  and each other.

It has been said that the usefulness of a tree is impacted by the chemistry of the soil where the tree was grown, the age of the tree and also the climate where the tree lives.  It is so much the same with people isn’t it? We are all impacted by our worlds as we grew up, as we age, and our climate- where we are pleased to dwell. Though impacted by all these things, the tree never loses it’s usefulness, it’s purpose, it’s strength, and it’s ability to continue to stand as long as it is alive. People , by the same token despite all given changes in their lives , may continue to maintain their usefulness, purpose, strength and their ability to stand as long as they live! Have a great summer always rejoice in being alive!

Transition

Transition brings the Unknown

The journey that we are all on, takes us almost daily to a place- where we run into a door that we are not familiar with. Should we proceed through the door or should we knock first to see if someone will grant us a warning, a welcome, a greeting? Things that are unknown to us may cause us to second-guess ourselves, we need to evaluate the scene, before we proceed. Some life transitions are without warning, welcome or declaration of where we are and ,where we are going; and some are predicted by the information given with what’s going on, ie, a new job, a new relationship, etc. Even though the change is before us , we know about it, there are still unknown factors. Embrace the change, be willing to go where you need to go in order to grow. When my heart fails me, and my self assurance is weak, I choose to trust that God has my hand and there is a light behind the door that He is walking me through.