The Parable: The Confused Caterpillar

(DREAM-MAKER:) Time to wait. CATERPILLAR:   How long? Dream-Maker! Are You listening? How long must I wait? What am I waiting for? Who? Will I know? When the time comes—will I know? I’m confused. Dream-Maker? Dreeeam-Maaaaker…  CATERPILLAR:   It’s so dark in here… so dark. This place is too tight! Dream-Maker? Dream-Maker? Are You still there?…

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Changed In The Dark

I’ve had you in the dark – it’s true! How could you understand? That all from the beginning Is exactly as I’ve planned. ~~~ Could I choose, dear one, to smash your heart? No, it would be cruelest wrong Instead my plan, to change your heart, And give it bright new song ~~~ I know…

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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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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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The Lost Years

I used to call them, “the lost years.” because that is what I first believed them to be. They were my called aside years. In the beginning I couldn’t see any value in them at all. You see, I had had an important job. A job I loved. I had been serving on the staff…

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Counting Sand Dunes

Waiting… Not my best thing! I am a “do-er, a planner, a list-maker”… Action is my favorite thing! Motion, movement, progress… I love it! So when God whispers to my heart, “wait…” My heart sinks. My fists clench. My feet shuffle. Why is waiting so dog-gone hard? (Oh, man! Want my big list or my…

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