Monday, 10 March 2014

Don't Quit Your Day Dream

Source: The Lettered Cottage

I am a dreamer.  Always have been, always will be.  When I was a kid, I used to fantasize about running away.  Not because I had an awful home life.  I didn't.  But simply for the adventure of it.  I had it all planned out: I would go south, to my aunt and uncle in Medicine Hat.  Because that would be easier than going over the mountains to my grandparents.  I planned what I would pack, the route I would take...everything.  And then happily went back in the house to ask mom for a pink popsicle.

When I was a teenager, I'd dream about my future.  I alternated between dreaming about being a stay at home mom, and about moving out, having an apartment a career.  And of course I was always dreaming about what my life would be like when I was a famous novelist.

Now, I am living my stay-at-home mom dream, and my career and writing dreams are still there, simmering.  We had a speaker at our church on Sunday.  He said,
"When God gives a dream, it won't die." (Bill Prankard)
And my friend sent me this verse this morning: (Matthew 11:7-8)
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
These days, I'm dreaming about peace, quiet country, thickly-starred night skies, and wide-open windows.  I'm still trying to sort out what my real God-given dreams are, and what are just idle escapism.  But I just love the new t-shirts that Layla of The Lettered Cottage is selling.
"Don't quit your day dream"
What are your dreams?

7 comments:

  1. You know, it has taken me forever to finally admit this to myself, and it sounds so unromantic, but I am not actually much of a dreamer. I much prefer dealing with reality as it is. I son't even like to window shop because I don't like the feeling of wanting what i don't have. My husband is much more the dreamer and I am content to go along with him.

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    1. There's nothing wrong with not being a dreamer. It's probably best to only have one dreamer in a marriage anyway ;-) My husband is very practical, just dealing with what is right in front of him (and he does it well!).

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    2. Yes, I find that my husband and I balance each other really well as we are opposites in pretty much every way!

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  2. Also, friend, I tried twice to comment on your last post, to ask if you are on goodreads, and it never showed up. Just thought I would let you know. I didn't know if it got eaten by a moderation monster or what.

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    1. Thanks for letting me know. I've been having problems with my comment form lately. I'm not currently on goodreads but I have been thinking about it.

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    2. I love Goodreads and get into in fits and spurts. Sometimes I"m all over it and reviewing everything and other times I can go for months without checking it. I recommend it to all my bookish friends though!

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  3. Hi Joanna,
    I loved the comment you heard at church. I have been telling myself something similar to that lately. I have a horrible memory and I find it hard to stay on track with my dreams. (Not that I forget what they are, but I forget to persevere, or I forget the progress I've made, etc. Then I have to remind myself that God is not forgetful! He always perseveres and always makes progress.
    So I will add your quote to my inspiration wall above my computer: "when God gives a dream, it won't die".
    Thanks!
    Jodi

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