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You may say I’m a dreamer

on October 17, 2016

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today I took the time to dream 

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to rekindle the spark within 

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to remember what inspired me 

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so I can dream again 

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“In the Last Days,” God says,
“I will pour out my Spirit
    on every kind of people:
Your sons will prophesy,
    also your daughters;
Your young men will see visions,
    your old men dream dreams…” Acts 2:17

It was a gorgeous autumn day, and I couldn’t stop smiling at the beautiful view sprawled before me as I drove over Afton Mountain.  I pulled my van over to gaze at His handiwork, and as I began to focus on what a marvelous Creator we have, I started forget all the other stuff that was on my mind.

And something magical happened- all of a sudden, all my childhood dreams started coming back to me…what I wanted to be when I “grew up”, the things I hoped to do for fun…

like being a singer on broadway… or becoming news reporter… or owning a craft shop with my sister (we even had a name- we were going to name it “Kindred Spirits”!) …I wanted to drive across country in a VW convertible and see the countryside…

I remembered how exhilarating it was as a kid to dream about the future, and how life was filled with so many possibilities!  And standing there on that mountain, I realized that I had forgotten how wonderful it is to dream! It made me feel like a giddy school girl again thinking of all the desires, hopes, and dreams the Lord has given me.

And He reminded me that I’m still just a big “kid”… and I still don’t know what I want to be when I “grow up”!

So don’t forget to take the time dream…and trust that His plans are even greater for your life-when you abide in Him! 

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. – Jeremiah 29:11

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14 responses to “You may say I’m a dreamer

  1. deharris2 says:

    That was a fabulous post!
    Dreaming absolutely rejuvenates a person and fills with hope.
    Thanks for reminding this “kid” to dream about what I want to do and be “when I grow up.”
    Love and blessings,
    Dad

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  2. humanity777 says:

    It looks like a wonderful place to dream for me!!!!

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    • Julie Harris says:

      Oh, it is!! One of my very favorite spots! And now that the leaves are changing, I’m going to have to make another stop there to take some pictures…and Dream some more 😊 Thanks for stopping by!!!

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  3. paulfg says:

    You may say
    I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one
    I hope some day you’ll join us
    And the world will live as one

    ((hugs))

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  4. Loved this post Julie! Beautiful photos!!

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  5. dawnlizjones says:

    Good word for today!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. realchange4u says:

    Amen Julie. Dream and dream big. It gives hope to us. I dream a often. I am always thinking wow what if. What really gets me going is God’s promises that is some heavy dreaming and truth there. Its like amazing grace. Its out of this world. Miss you folks pray I can get back around more often. May God take you and your congregation deeper in his love.

    Much Love Tom

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    • Julie Harris says:

      Tom- thank you so much for sharing…God’s promise and His grace are overwhelming to think about, indeed! I miss seeing your posts! I know how busy life can get- that is why I am so late in responding to you… please forgive me 😊 I pray for His blessings on you and your lovely wife today!

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  7. lorriebowden says:

    To quote Disney…”A dream is a wish your heart makes” Thanks for sharing your beautiful time, photos, and dreams! ♡

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