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Glory

Glory is something that most people want.  It’s something that we work hard to obtain.  I know that I personally dream of the moment I can bask in the glory of achievement.  Everyone of us has something we want to achieve or be great and we have an idea in our mind what it would be like to achieve this one thing.  There would be bitter sweetness to it no doubt but we can’t always put our finger on what this feeling would be like or what it is exactly.

In my mind…..glory is many things.  To me glory is a place.  Glory to me is the place where hard work and victory meet the spiritual.  To me it’s the place where we have a realization of what it feels like to be what God created us to be.  God made us to be winners.  But think about what happens when most people reach the top of the mountain.  They’re overwhelmed by the heaviness of the emotion that they break down weeping with tears of happiness.

Glory to me is when we get a little taste of what life is supposed to be like.  We live in a brutal world and it’s full of brutal people.  We sacrifice so much and we fight so hard to try to be victorious in this world.  When we reach that supernatural place we realize just how indescribably awesome the world God intended could be.  When we see where we came from and we look from the top of that mountain down to the valley we came out of we often find that we can’t see the bottom.  It’s being so far away from our problems we know that they can’t reach us.  We could die and that would be preferable to going back down.

But we do come back down from this place because our poor earthly bodies can’t handle being on the top of the mountain.  So we drift back down.  But when you experience glory know that if you love God you will have the promise of being there forever.  So you can fight and claw in this tough world but just remember that if you’re lucky enough to get a taste of glory that it’s just a very small down payment on perpetual glory.

A Strange Dream

I woke up at almost 5 o’clock this morning after having an incredibly strange dream.  I figured I would write it down while it was fresh in my mind.

The dream took place in a little town called Kingston, Ohio.  Kingston is about 20 minutes away from the town I live in.  Except in my dream the streets were backward.  Most of the streets ran north and south instead of east and west.  I remember in my dream going through a Dairy Queen drive through and ordering a sandwich and then pulling out.

When I got to my house there were a group of people standing just down the street and so I stopped to see what they were doing.  It was a group of several women and one man.  One of the women was younger, probably mid 20’s.  She was rich but she dressed like she was from the country.  She wore a flannel shirt over top of a white shirt and she was wearing rubber boots like she had just got done doing some farm work.  The guy was basically dressed the same and he was a successful farmer.  The other women there were friends of the first woman.

I walked into the conversation and the guy says “I tell you what.  I am going to come back here at 1a.m. and consequences be damned”.  I got the feeling that he wanted to have a romantic relationship with this girl.  She seemed like she was a little emotionally overwhelmed by this guy’s advances.  So she walked away and he walked away.

I walked into my house with the food that I had bought at Dairy Queen which was now suddenly a bag of groceries (not sure how that happened).  My dad was sitting in the living room and my brother was there.  It was also suddenly night time outside as though time had advanced to 1 a.m. There was a bookshelf by the door that I had just come through and my brother was standing next to it.  He told me that they guy that I had seen previously had written a couple of volumes of books and that he was some sort of an expert in hog farming.

It is about this time that the guy walks in through my front door.  We talked for a moment, but I don’t remember what about.  Then the girl that he made the offer to walked through the door.  She said that she needed our help and told us to follow her.  So we took off up the street in the dark.  We got to the end of the street and made a right onto another street.  I lost sight of her but I could still hear her.  The street was lined with these very dense trees which seemed to absorb all of the light.  But basically I was lost and just kept following the street I was on.

When we got to the end of the street there was a house with a garage door open.  There were some people working on something and the guy that was with us walked in and that’s the last I saw of him.  The girl and I walked to her house.  When we got inside she started to walk up the stairs to her room.  I stayed at the bottom of the stairs and saw a bunch of pictures on the wall.  One of them was a blonde haired woman with the same last name of the girl that I was with, but I can’t remember the name.  I said something to her and she came back down and told me that the woman was her mother and that she had died from cancer.

She started back up the stairs and asked me if I wanted to come.  I told her that there was no way that I would be caught hanging out with her when that guy comes back because I saw how passionate he was about her.  She told me that it didn’t matter because he had caught her hanging out with some guy named Jerry 7 times.  I felt like this was different so I told her no thanks and I walked out the front door.

When I walked out the door I really had no idea where I was going.  Maybe to my car, or maybe to my house.  But either way I don’t remember.  Also I remember the feeling of having trouble swallowing.  As I got outside I looked up into the night sky and I saw some strange lights.  Something was moving in the sky and it was coming closer.  The underbelly of this thing was tapered and had a blue color to it.  Two quick bursts of laser light shot down into the trees.  It was so fast that it made me wonder if it had actually happened.  I tried to start running in the other direction but suddenly there was a tall dark figure standing over top of me.  It was several feet taller than I was.  There was a feeling of no escape.  Then I woke up.

I should also mention that I remember periodically waking up during my dream.  I was sleeping in my living room and I can remember the computer monitor being lit up and I remember seeing two baby blankets draped over each leg of the baby swing.  I woke up and I had trouble swallowing like my throat was incredibly dry.  This is going to be a long day.