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?


  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.

    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!).

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

  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.

    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.

    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!

  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".


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