The Parable: A Cocoon Captive

(DREAM-MAKER:)    Far enough. Now go to the end of that branch… Hang from the end… and spin!     CATERPILLAR: What!? What?! That branch… way out (gulp!) … there!? Hang from the end? Out there!? (Oh-dear, oh-dear…) I’ll fall for sure! CATERPILLAR: It is so dark… too dark to see… It took so long to climb…

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The Parable: A Fearful Climb

CATERPILLAR: Oh, dear… oh, dear… This thing You ask… It is too much! Remember me? I am only a tiny worm… that is all. Fragile, Dream-Maker… easily broken. Have You forgotten? Oh, dear. This tree… This bark… it is too rough! It hurts my feet! How can I climb a thing so BIG? CATERPILLAR: Oh, dear… what…

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The Parable: The Calling

  (DREAM-MAKER:) The time has come… We are here… Climb. CATERPILLAR: Climb? This? Climb this tree? No, Dream-Maker, I cannot! It is too high! This calling of Yours, You ask too much! I cannot, I cannot!   (DREAM-MAKER:) Climb or die.   CATERPILLAR: Climb or die? What kind of love is this? Climb, or die?…

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wISHING fOR tHE mOON

In dismal mud ~ far from the sky A thousand glittering nights sped by Until the one meant just for me A call to “Come…” to garden tree. “Who me? I am too small!” I said “What if I fall?” spoke Fearing Dread. Yet somewhere from my coward’s heart Came Maker’s whisper, “Now… Depart.” From…

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My Imagination Never Gets Old…

  My imagination (I mean) for I have always loved them… stories! My imagination soars within a story and has the ability to transport me, anywhere. (And often does!) One of my absolute favorite things about Jesus is—that He was a Master Storyteller. He loved capturing the imagination of His audience, giving them a magical carpet…

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A REAL Fairytale… huh?

  I grew up on fairy tales and happily-ever-after’s. (It was the Fifties after all!) The Fantasyland of Father Knows Best, and The Donna Reed Show, with a little Leave It To Beaver thrown in for good measure. Fantasy Land for sure! But don’t try to tell me we don’t all still believe… (I read Harry Potter,…

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Part IV – The Parable

  Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten. ―Neil Gaiman ~~~ The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you. Romans 16:20 NIV

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Becoming Our Own REAL

Whenever I hear the words “becoming real” I think of the fairy tale: The Velveteen Rabbit.   It has taken me a lifetime—this unlearning, this surrendering to the undoing of God. Getting back to what God originally made, when beginning to create me, in my mother’s womb. Back to me—all by myself. No props. No safety nets,…

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Ashes

As I sit here, from Heaven’s view Watching you weep among the ashes? I wish you could see, what I see The other life that crashes ~~~ Don’t think that you’re the only one, That’s wandering through destruction; That I’ve no plan to take it all And begin the reconstruction… ~~~ Just like I’ve done…

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