This poem is for my daughter Shannon whose name means little old wise one. Yesterday at church a friend of mine had a little owl hand bag and it just made me think of Shannon.
OK How to start this post because I’m so “Fired up” right now. I had a dream (actually this morning) and I’m so excited I don’t know where to start. Last night I watched quite a few videos like I usually do on YouTube on a Friday and Saturday night and I really went to sleep feeling excited about the message and the music and the whole vibe of it all and then had a dream that gave me a little add on. So I will post the dream and then the 2 videos that I think God is highlighting for me (incidentally – the first video I am posting is the first one I watched at the beginning of the night at about 10.30pm and then the second video was the last one I watched at about 1am this morning – the dream came at about 7.30 am) AND an extra message I nearly missed at the end – which is AMAZING – I’m so freaked out about it still.
I was dreaming that I was dreaming. And in the dream I was on holiday somewhere in America and I came across a church that were meeting in a large open space like a park or something. It was under a big marquee. The Pastor was really loud and he was organizing everyone. There was a woman there who was also visiting for the first time and she had written a song and the Pastor wanted everyone to sing it – so he was organizing everyone, telling each where to stand so that each of their voices could be heard better. Then he asked the woman to sing the song to show everyone how it went so we could sing it. She started to sing it (but I can’t remember the words) but he stopped her and quite forcefully corrected her to tell her how it should go. She was really upset and stormed off. She was walking away from the tent with some remark on her lips (can’t remember what). Everyone was standing there looking all around upset that she had gone and none more so than the Pastor who was like: “I didn’t mean to offend her. I just wanted her to get it right so that we could share her song.” So I ran after her and quietly asked her not to go. I told her I was nobody, just an English girl on holiday, but I understood how she felt because I was the quiet, stay out of the way, kind of girl too and he came across as really loud and could seem a bit controlling but he really did just want her to get it right so EVERYONE could hear her message. She came back to the meeting and everyone celebrated and sang her song and then had a great social – like a picnic or something…Then in my dream I woke up thinking “FREEDOM FIRE CHURCH” and the Preacher’s name (which I can’t remember – but I had a clear memory of his face) And I think now but not in the dream at the time, that it was the American preacher I was watching last night on You Tube. So in the dream I wrote down Freedom Fire Church and my ex husband, who was with me in the dream for some reason looked the preacher up on the internet and his face came up on a game. and he said: “Oh he’s a game show host!” and I said: “No he isn’t he’s a preacher.” So he looked again and found him and the church, And I was like “”Yeah! That’s him!” For some reason my ex husband handed me a CD Rom of the game and said “This looks good – but a bit cheesy!” But when i took it off of him it was broken inside the case and I said: “Oh no it’s broken – that’s no use!” and left it on the side. Then i really woke up. Actually I think there was much more to this dream but that’s all I have conscious memory of. Now normally I would give an interpretation of the dream – and I’m excited about this one – BUT it’s so self evident after you watch the following videos and read the Psalm that I am not going to do that – because I don’t want to colour what God might want to say to you in your own heart.
Updated note in my dream diary – after the dream post – I just looked at the videos I was watching last night and the preacher in my dream looked like Chris Tomlin but sounded like and had the personality of Carl Lentz. So if you watch the two videos of Chris Tomlin singing “God’s Great Dance Floor” live at some place called Red Rock and also the video of Carl Lentz at the Hillsong Conference 2014 (you need to watch it ALL the way through – trust me it’s powerful stuff) and read Psalm 23 (which I will post after the videos – you will get a feel (hopefully) for the context for this dream and why I’m so EXCITED.)
I just have to say thank you Jesus that you are the Good Shepherd and you gently steer me back to the flock when I am so quick to wander. Interestingly I wrote a poem when I was 14 called the Shepherd – I’ll post that later.
Psalm 23 (From The King James Bible) http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Psalms-Chapter-23/
OH! And GUESS WHAT?
I Googled ‘Freedom Fire’ and there’s a FREEDOM FIRE MINISTRIES based right here in the United Kingdom – Dorset!!!!
Do you think God wants me to go on holiday???? I’ll have to pray for the funds to go.
Apparently there’s a HEALING MARQUEE EVENT 28th – 30th July “The New Forest Show 2015″
I KID YOU NOT
And guess what the tag line was that came up on the screen – well there was 2 but this one hit me first:
Re-opening ancient wells with Freedom Fire
FREEDOM FIRE MINISTRIES
let the fire of God bring a new heart and freedom to your life
Now you know why I write my dreams down LOL
One of my poems being read for wild sound writing and film festival because I’m too cowardly to read it myself LOL
Originally posted on WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review:
Poem read by Dan Cristofori.
Interview with Poet Laura Crean:
1) What is the theme of your poem?
The poem was an attempt to show the effects that bullying can have on a person throughout their life, especially if it involves those in the person’s immediate circle of friends and family. In these days of social media it is so easy to gossip about someone for all to see and the effects of that can be that one person loses those relationships, even if they haven’t done anything wrong. It’s a very dangerous thing to listen to gossip and rumours because it all happens behind someone’s back – so that person often doesn’t get to defend themselves. And once the gossiping and rumours start they take on a life of their own and can lead to disastrous consequences.
2) How would you like people…
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