Worship, Create, Dream

Be free to Worship God. Create with abandonement because He is the Creator. Let's discover our Dreams together.


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Dreaming is Risky

Dreaming is risky. Creating is risky.
You are finally given the permission to go beyond a dream. You can look beyond the sweet adventures (or not so sweet) that occur during your sleeping time and pursue “exciting or unusual experiences. It may also be a bold, usually risky undertaking, with an uncertain outcome.” (Cool Definition. It came from Wikipedia). The Dream is real. It is physical. It is set in your lap. What will you do?
That was a situation that occurred to me this last summer. I received a wonderful camera-second hand EOS 300D Rebel Digital. I am pursuing portions of my dreams.  I take close ups of bee wings on flowers IMG_0776
and grasshoppers on blades of grass.IMG_0622
The dream is to capture portions of God’s creation in a creative way that is poetic and has meaning.
Yea! Fun! Go play with a camera. It turned out not to be all fun and games. With a dream comes a price.
OH NO. You may say—I don’ t want to hear about a price. My life has been too hard the way it is with raising kids, or not having kids. Being married, or not being married. I can finally pursue a dream that has been dormant and now it comes with a price. Well, good-bye.
Don’t leave. This dream has been put inside of you by a Creator that will give you the strength to really obtain it.

In July 2014, my family went to Naniboujou Lodge and Restaurant in northern MN for some  “no internet/ no tv /no cellphone” time together. Laughter, skipping rocks, hikes, enjoying the beautiful North Shore, family time.

I cannot move as quickly or as smoothly as I once did. Some of this is due to wearing tri-focals.  Being mobile on uneven terrain and rocks while trying to keep up with others can be emotionally and physically challenging.  My family was walking on the breakwater out to the lighthouse at Grand Marais.  Everyone else enjoyed the surroundings far ahead of me. My son was running from rock to rock having a blast trying to see how close he could get to the water. My daughter was strolling along as if this were a normal side walk in the neighborhood. I am gingerly going step by step trying not to fall or drop my camera. The inner friction of fear inside of me is maddening. Why can’t I just have fun as everyone else is?  There really is a battle going on inside of me. I hate the fear. It is strong. The desire to go for the dream is stronger still. I hear a IMG_0422tender voice inside saying to me, “If you don’t go on, you will not catch the waves”.  Pete has come back to me gently realizing that I am having difficulty keeping up with the rest of the family. He tells me that I do not have to go out to the light house if I don’t want to.
Through tears, I told Pete the inner encouragement that I received. I told him to go on. With camera in hand, I carefully walked  and recorded the beauty.

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I made it to the light house and back.

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What are your dreams? Just as the dreams in the Old Testament, ours may be challenging in ways  we cannot imagine.  The physical expression of these dreams always included a risk.  God has put dreams into your life. Keep your eyes on Him. Let Him be the one who pulls them out. It will mean taking risks. The fullness of being everything you are meant to be is so worth it.
NIV Ps 32. 4 Take delight in the Lord,
and He will give you the desires of your heart.

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Come Worship Create and Dream with me

Blessed be the name of the Lord and please help me.  🙂 I am really excited to start this next step in my creative journey Does everyone start their first blogs out that way? Sorry about the blah-ness.

I could ask all of your to read my blogs, but that is what everyone else does too, so I will just cut to the chase.

Life is too short not to explore. Explore What?

Madeliene L’Engle wrote a book entitled  “Walking On Water” , Questions came to her such as when was the” writing thing” going to stop being a hobby? It was never a hobby for her. I was quite excited to read that.  When I get hit with “why are you doing this?”(writing) or shouldn’t you be spending your time in a more productive manner,  (even if I am the one asking the question) I believe I have permission to respond in the same way as Ms. L’Engle did. It is not a hobby.

These posts may head down the path to give myself (and others)permission to express what is inside. I am not ancient, but this year was an interesting age marker.  I hit the senior citizen category. Oh My Goodness.  My children are not in need of a stay at home mother. ( One is a graduate from college and the other is in his last year of high school). Choices have been made so that I did not go to work outside of the home. We have one car. Transportation is limited.   When the question is asked “What do you do?” my eyes make an upward look to the ceiling as though trying to figure that out. I am busy, but with what?

I have discovered that at 60 (yes after two months I am beginning to try to at least type it out), I am a writer. I am taking every opportunity to be creative on paper and screen. I enjoy the beauty of God’s creation. I have a camera that takes wonderful photos.. Open the doors with me. I will share with You what I receive from God and life.

Together we will Worship, Create and Dream. The Heavens Declare (2)