Friday, January 20, 2012


They're colorful and loud--these dreams of mine.

Calling out to me, I hear their whispers in my living.

Day and night they speak to me.

Vividly I See *different*, yet I question the specifics.

Dreams are a funny thing.

They can jolt you out of a sound sleep with affirmation of purpose.

And they can send us reeling with confusion over the unknown.

Dreams just don't seem to make sense sometimes.

Yet, we know with every ounce of who we are that they were planted deep inside our soul.

Vivid colors splash across my life.

Brush strokes of Joy and Peace from heartache and pain
     --always from pain.

Colors so pronounced that the boldest, most vivid moments cannot be ignored. They point to a vulnerability that is just so necessary.

Over time, we learn to receive those dreams with courage.

Today's post is part of my friend, Lisa-Jo's fun challenge each Friday to 

     "Write for five, short, bold beautiful minutes... 
     Unscripted and unedited...
     Without worrying if it's just right or not."

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  1. yes, may you continue to receive your dreams with courage. inspiring words.

  2. Well said. The trick is to hold them in a place where they never lose their vividness.

  3. oh oh! Comments are back?!

    I get this complete,y. As God allows us to have dreams and I believe they are a gift, it all becomes clear and yet so crazy as we then journey through trying to make sense of the dreams... praying with you for clarification and insight into the dreams He gives...

  4. This is beautifully written and an encouragement to embrace those dreams as God-given. Thanks for sharing

  5. Oh yes. So true, and so what I needed to read tonight.

  6. Beautiful words eloquently written.

    I'm reminded of Jeremiah 29:11. So thankful HE holds our dreams just waiting to release them.

    Have a wonderful day...

  7. Beautiful words. So inspiring. Thanks for this one! :)