Sunday, September 30, 2012


I dreamt that my long deceased father in law came to see Mom K at the Senior Home. I had my son Matt and my daughter Asherel with me, but neither of them saw him. They didn't know whom I and Mom K were talking to. It was so real, the way some dreams can be, that when I awoke, I wasn't sure it hadn't actually happened.
Strange. I could understand why I might dream about a ghost husband only Mom K could see...after all, she thinks her son Arvo IS her husband. But why can I see him too in the dream? It felt like a hopeful dream. Mom K's husband seemed to be comforting her, assuring her all would be well. And then I took Matt and Asherel out for Panera Bread pastries after the ghost went away. Everyone was happy! Except me. Why had I been able to see the ghost that was not sent for me, and that no one else could see? It puzzled and concerned me.

In a funny way, that feels like what my life's mission is like at times. It is why I write this daily blog. I see things that speak of God everywhere I look. This has not always been well received. I am not trying to be annoying. It just happens naturally. And like in the dream, when the vision is standing there speaking as clear as day, I cannot believe no one else sees it! I am not pretending to be a prophet or one who sees chariots of fire in the sky. Neither is true. But I do see God's messages in every encounter, in every falling leaf of autumn. Sometimes I wish I did not, because at times, the message is hard. But most of the time, the message is a comforting the ghost of my dream coming to soothe his aged and time weary wife.

Psalm 36:1,6-9 (NIV)
I have a message from God in my heart concerning the sinfulness of the wicked: There is no fear of God before their eyes.
[6] Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep. You, Lord, preserve both people and animals. [7] How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings. [8] They feast on the abundance of your house; you give them drink from your river of delights. [9] For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.

-save a dog-


  1. Thanks for sharing the insights (visible & invisible), even if it seems hard at times. It seems like God really uses those who are willing to be vulnerable & transparent...people like YOU!
    Thank you.

  2. Thanks mark, I may end up responding three times to this. My iPad is being quirky. I really appreciate how you get what I am saying. I have no special skill but I do seek God's message