I had a vision in worship recently of a giant, cedar chest that held old clothing and old toys. It was old and dusty, in an area like an attic that had been locked away for ages. In some States in the USA, we’d actually call this kind of chest a “hope chest.” This is how Google defines it:
A hope chest, also called dowry chest, cedar chest, trousseau chest or glory box is a piece of furniture traditionally used to collect items such as clothing and household linen, by unmarried young women in anticipation of married life.
In my vision, this hope chest had been locked and tucked away for a long while, almost...
"She always faces tomorrow with a smile." - Proverbs 31:25 (MSG)
I've been meditating on this verse a lot lately. What does it mean to smile at the future, when the future is so uncertain? How do you smile when change is rocking your world and you have absolutely no clue as to what the next month will look like, what you will be doing for work or where you will be living?
As I write this, all of our possessions are spread out within 5 suitcases and a few computer bags. 2 dogs, 2 laptops, 5 suitcases and one box full of teacups, to be exact. All will be on a plane to Australia in the next 3 weeks, and I have no...
I don't mean that I wake up early and watch the sun rise on a daily basis (my usual time of awakening is actually just after the sun comes up). I mean that I have been dreaming about sunrises while asleep. And then I wake up and see photos of gorgeous dawn sky-paintings all over social media. And it's always the sun RISING, not setting.
Just this morning, for example, after dreaming that I lived out on a mountain watching the sun rise, I saw 5 gorgeous photos on Facebook of the sun rising in my area. Some were too stunning for words.