The Best Dream of My Life

January 26, 2009 at 10:35 am

I had the most amazing dream yesterday morning, totally out of the blue.  I was totally present in it, and I don’t dream dreams like that often.  It was so vivid. I remember every word.  Every glance.  Every scene to incredible detail.

I was in a crowd at a funeral.  During the funeral service, the deceased woman began to flop an arm.  Before the preacher could begin preaching her funeral, she sat up in the coffin, trying to adjust her eyes to the light.  The crowd stirred more and more, with smiles and disbelief.

She looked around the room and said to all of us, with total sincerity, “What are you all doing here?”

We smiled, but no one in the large crowd could answer.

She then said, “Did anyone bring anything to eat?”, to which we all laughed at the tension breaker.  People began to get up and things changed.

Death…to visible, joyful, LIFE.

How real it was–her reactions and comments, ours.  Everyone trying to figure out how to tell the children.  Trying to discern how to tell those struggling with disease.  Making phone calls.  Families hovering together, talking, trying to figure it all out when it couldn’t be figured out!

The dream changed me–my perspective.  My energy.  My outlook.

It renewed me.  It planted a smile back in my heart to face things…whatever they may be.

God can do what he needs to do.  We are never too late in praying toward his purposes.  He can bring laughter, and cause us to shake our heads and wonder where it all came from and why.  It is to his ends and his purposes that he moves.  We watch in wonder and awe and amazement.

To those I know facing terribly difficult situations in life…I offer fresh faith and prayers.  God can handle it.  He is big enough.  I don’t know what He will do, but I know that He can do what it needed, and even blow my little mind.  I look forward to those moments in real life…with great anticipation.  To Him be the glory and the honor and all power and dominion.  Amen.


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I am married to the love of my life, as we raise three children, learning the ways of grace.


Magnanimity (derived from the Latin roots magn- great, and anima, soul) is the virtue of being great of mind and heart. It encompasses, usually, a refusal to be petty, a willingness to face danger, and actions for noble purposes. Its antithesis is pusillanimity. Both terms were coined by Aristotle, who called magnanimity "the crowning virtue."

Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary of the American Language defines Magnanimity as such:

MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.[1] (Source: Wikipedia)



"We shall not waste our time in looking for extraordinary experiences in our life, but live by pure faith, ever watchful and ready for His coming by doing our day-to-day duties with extraordinary love and devotion." ~Mother Teresa



"Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not come. We have only today. Let us begin." ~Mother Teresa




A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in it's vicinity freshen into smiles. --Washington Irving




When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. -Harriet Beecher Stowe


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