Tag: dreams

When Memories Are Transformed into Hope

 January 1, 2023

Many do year-end reviews. Me, I’ve been finding myself looking back over my whole life lately. I’ve been wondering, did I ever imagine myself being where I’m at today? And what about the state of the world? It’s a far cry from what I had imagined as a young adult, protesting the nuclear weapons build-up […]

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Psalm 42: What Is Your Deepest Desire?

 October 16, 2018

What is your deepest desire? What do you long for? For many in Michigan, with our terrible roads and infrastructure, we might long for smooth, pot-hole free roads, and clean, safe water coming from our faucets. This past week, one such dream has been fulfilled for me as roads which required dodging back and forth, […]

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We Are Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made On

 July 19, 2018

“We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little lives are rounded with sleep.” The Tempest, William Shakespeare I have long loved this quote. I’m not sure why, I just know I’ve loved it since I first heard it while studying Shakespeare in high school, way too long ago to remember. Prospero, […]

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Psalm 4 – What Keeps You from Sleeping?

 January 2, 2018

Sleep is truly a precious gift. I always feel better and ready to face the day if I get a good night sleep. If I toss and turn all night, I get up tired and already behind. I never catch up. The writer of Psalm 4 is blessed with sleep. Restless Sleep There is nothing […]

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Dreaming with God

 July 17, 2017

Ordinary Time – Season of Stability “To pray is to dream in league with God,” according to Rabbi Abraham Heschel. In The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, book three of C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia, there is an island where all of your dreams come true. At first the travelers thought this would be a wonderful […]

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Summer Dreams

 June 28, 2017

Sometimes I dream of escaping my problems and my humdrum life, of traveling to faraway places–spending a summer in Paris or sunning for a week on the Riviera, cruising the Mediterranean or island-hopping in Greece. I imagine sailing down the Nile or the Amazon into the interiors of the continents. I imagine visits to the […]

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Dreaming of Summer

 January 26, 2017

Ordinary Time As a child I found that the winter passed more easily if I made plans for the summer. Focusing on the fun I would have when it was warm, helped me get through the cold and snow of winter. I would spend my days dreaming of summer vacation. When my children were little, […]

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Does America Need New Dreams?

 December 14, 2016

Over the past weekend I listened to reports about how the American Dream of each generation making more than their parents is no longer available to many young adults. (American Dream Collapsing) I don’t know about you, but that was never my dream, either for myself or my children. Since I went into ministry, my […]

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Psalm 72 – Vision of a New Social Order

 February 3, 2015

“A man’s reach must exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for?” Robert Browning What are you reaching for, hoping for, working for? Perhaps a world at peace? A better world for your children and their children? What are your dreams? Our psalmist for today has a dream of a better social order, a world […]

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