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dreamdoorsHarlem Renassaince poet Langston Hughes said, “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.”  

Dreams, we simply cannot live without them.  Dreams are what give life to our living.  So we dream.  Imaginations and longings of the heart.  Fulfilled purpose or life goal.  Desires and hopes for children and loved ones.  A yearning to live our best life. 

Dreamers exclaim, ‘Dream, dream big.’ One advocate says, “Dreams are creative vision, your image of the future, the unimaginable things hidden in our hearts.” Dorothea Brande says, “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Act as though it were impossible to fail.” 


There are seasons in our lives when our dreams become bigger than life, longer than our days. Actualities of life seem to threaten our dreams.  Can I achieve my goal? Will I have the time, the resources, the courage, the support to realize my dream?  Seasons of life find us taking stock of the years we have lost, wasted, taken, given away.  Seasons of life find us asking the question, why didn’t I do this then or that way or better. Seasons of life find us with questions that have no relevant answers because it is a time gone by, that was then, this is now.  

Sometimes these late seasons find us fearful, anxious, unsure.  Mary Manin Morrissey says, “You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.  When we look at the obstacles, what ifs, mights and maybes that could hinder us from what dreams may come.  These are the times when our faith is blurred, but not removed.  Our faith becomes the unexpected gusts beneath our dreams.  The abrupt rush that lifts us to believe we can, to believe God can, to believe God in us can, to believe God with us undeniably can.

Seasons are cyclical, they come again.  God gives us new autumns and winters, springs and summers to realize our dreams.  So “Don’t be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so.” ~ Belva Davis 

Never give up on your dreams.

With God, go confidently after them.