Friends have often asked my why I BLOG. I do so because it is the easiest way I can keep track of some of my thoughts and musings and I can easily go back and see what I was thinking in the past. I don't do as good of a job of labeling my entries as I should. Labels categorize the entries and make them easily searchable if I or anyone else for that matter might what to fid something. I need to go back and label things I have missed.
This morning my bible reading was from Deuteronomy and a verse that popped out was Deuteronomy 30:19b -20a."...I [God] have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Choose life....loving the Lord your God, obeying him and holding him fast; for that means life to you...." The phrase "choose life" brought to mind a quote I had read concerning living and making a living and I know I wrote it here. So I searched my label of "quotes" to find it. Unfortunately it seems to be an entry I was not so good at labeling, but I did find an entry from 2008 that drew me up short. It dealt with the importance of dreaming and having dreams for our future. It was titled Dreams and Life. I've created a link to it here so I can find it faster when needed. I need to revisit this entry often. Seems I have not made much progress on having dreams in the last two years. I have been tempted to think at 60 it is too late for dreams. In my head I know this is not true. In my heart I am still afraid it is true.
At the end of the 2008 post I asked "What are your dreams?" I need to ask my self that question and I need to come up with an answer. I need to write that answer down and then I need to trust that dreams can come true even at 60 and beyond!
I will go back and find the original quote on life and living verses making a living. It is another one I need to refer to often. Right now I think I have become trapped in worrying about making a living verse actually living. Maybe it is my season of life for right now. But focusing too much on making a living verse living is no way to live.....that is like a dog chasing it's tail. The likelihood of ever catching it is small and so the activity eventually becomes futile! I need to choose life and life includes dreams......
So what ARE your dreams????????