I Had A Dream

earthLast night I had a dream. In this dream I was in a classroom with other much younger students, I couldn’t see them but I knew they were there. The teacher was telling us her zero tolerance policy on doing any other work in her classroom other than what she had given us to do. I look over and see another women about my age, and who looks exactly like the teacher, balancing her checkbook. I could sense the astonishment of the other students that this woman would be disregarding what the teacher had just told us AND the teacher wasn’t doing anything about. Well, if you know me, when it comes to a battle, especially a spiritual one, I usually jump in, take names and ask questions later, yeah, I’m working on this one. Any way, I am standing next to the woman who is balancing her checkbook and I say to the teacher, “everyone needs to follow this rule except her?” The lady balancing her checkbook takes my hands and tries to bind them at my wrists. In my dream I am thinking this is a total spiritual attack. I was so angry at this woman that I woke both myself and my husband up by yelling out loud, “Let Go!”

Lady Blindfolded Holding Scales Justice SwordI couldn’t go back to sleep and I laid there with goose bumps all over and my heart pounding. I asked the Holy Spirit what the meaning of this dream was. In my mind He took me back into the dream and I am standing in between these two women, who look-alike, and I heard the word, “Justice.” Then the Holy Spirit told me, “I want you to be a voice for those who don’t have one.” After that, I fell back to sleep.

This morning as I was reading my Bible I came across these three verses:

nx_man_pavement_sadSeek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the orphan. Fight for the rights of widows. Isaiah 1:17b.

The LORD destroys the house of the proud, but he protects the property of widows. Proverbs 15:25.

O LORD, hear my pleas for justice. Listen to my cry for help. Psalm 17:1.

A coincidence? Perhaps, however, over the past several months the Holy Spirit has been talking to me about fasting and human trafficking. Not long ago, I came across true fasting in Isaiah 58. Part of a true fast is to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke. To share our food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter and when we see the naked to clothe them. And, not to forget our own flesh and blood. (Isaiah 58:6-7).

I am excited to see where this leads as the Holy Spirit continues to unravel his plan in my life with regards to being his voice piece, along with others, for those who have none.


Oh For The Love Of Glasses

Last year I had gotten a new pair of glasses. Oh how I loved these glasses. They were a beautiful medium brown and were a retro cat eyed shape with modern sleekness. While they were mostly for reading, I did have a small prescription for distance, which was new for me. They also served as my sunglasses, as they were transition lenses. The perfect pair of glasses, functional and stylish. I wish I had a picture to show, but they were stolen. Oh, don’t be feeling sorry for me, it is my own fault.

You see, my family and I were out to dinner and as we were walking through the parking lot I very clearly heard the Holy Spirit say to me, “put your glasses on your head.” (I didn’t have my purse with me), I very disobediently said, “I’m having a good hair day I am not putting my glasses on my head.” We walked into the deli style restaurant, which is small with maybe four or five tables, we ordered our food and sat down to wait. For some reason I took my glasses off and placed them on the table. We then got up and went to get our drinks, while we waiting for our food, and sat down at a different table. After a few minutes I realized my glasses were not on my face, my hand flew up to my head, “oh no, they weren’t there either!” Of course they weren’t, I had just told the Holy Spirit I wasn’t going to put them there even though that is where I place them every other time I take them off for a few minutes. I went back to the original table we had been sitting at and they were gone! Now, remember this is a small eating area, they couldn’t have gone far. I asked the couple sitting at the table next to where I had set them down if they saw my glasses and they told me no.

I went back to the table where my family was sitting, dejected. I was upset but trying very hard not to let anyone else but my family see, when someone I know catches my attention and proceeds to say hello and talk for a few minutes. How embarrassing! I’m sure she saw the whole episode unravel and I was completely unaware of her and her family sitting at the table across from us!

I confessed and repented from my behavior to the direct guidance of the Holy Spirit and asked a few friends to pray that someone would turn the glasses into the restaurant. I gave the restaurant my phone number, in case someone turned them in and even called once a week for awhile, hoping that they would show up. But they never did.

Throughout the following months, whenever I have been tempted not listen to the Holy Spirit’s guidance, he has reminded me of the theft of my glasses. I can assure you, no matter how small or inconsequential I have felt a situation to be where I have felt his guidance, I have made the choice to listen AND follow his leading. Somewhat expensive, but I am learning.

20140906_100652-1 20140906_100730Here are some pictures of my new glasses, very similar to my other pair, except the frame on these is a beautiful deep lavender. You know where they will be when I’m not wearing them.


“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. John 10:27