Was it a dream?

I will be waiting here….
For your silence to break,
For your soul to shake,
For your love to wake!

We have been in the season of Visiting Angels and Daring Dreams. Lives were touched and directions reconsidered – this is what happens when the air is filled with angels work and a showering of God’s love. 

Joseph slept only to hear the voice of an angel saying, take Mary as your wife as you have planned She has said yes to carrying the sacred child, the son of God. She will need the strength of your shoulder and the comfort of your love. 

 So they traveled to a place they had never been before- together. There the baby was born. Maybe Joseph stood in awe as the miracle of sacred birth unfolded before him and maybe he tried to find his place as the stable filled with shepherds and wise men from another country far away. 
It was through an angel’s visit in a dream that his will was strengthed to begin this uncharted journey. 

And once again he lay to sleep in a stable, rough and bare, only to be roused by another dream, an angel’s visit. Awaken, pack quickly. King Herod has entered this day in a rage. 

He Qi – The Magi

The wise men rose from their sleep having been warned in a dream that Herod could not be trusted. They left by a different path. And then the unthinkable occurred. Hundreds of young children were killed by Herod’s command. Herod – a King in Jerusalem angered by the news of a newborn child who had come to bring peace and serve justice. 

Joseph’s life was changed forever. These angel-filled dreams guided him as he began to follow a path unlike any he could have imagined.  

We are now in our own season of Visiting Angels and Daring Dreams. We must stay alert – for the path ahead will certainly be filled with experiences unfamiliar. May we listen closely remembering that angels often appear in unexpected ways. May we pay attention to our dreams for through them our ‘souls may shake’ and ‘love awake’. 


Quote: Rumi
First Image : Jude Allen

For Istanbul 

For Istanbul 


Another act of senseless, yet intentional violence. So disturbing, so heartbreaking, so dangerous.

In these moments of horror and destruction we can find the courage to move into this danger. Move in to collect all shattered hope. To remold and hold that hope until those wading in the rubble can gather their balance and look beyond, able to imagine a future.

We must rise above fear and sit. Sit with those grieving and injured in their sadness and hopelessness until hope returns.


quote- Alive Now

Listen and lean 


Listen and lean in… this is where community is created and nurtured. 

Listen…


Where our deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet, we hear a further call.

FREDERICK BUECHNER


The Network of Grateful Living