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I’m so thankful I can incorporate my one word, thankful, into my favorite Friday activity – Five Minute Friday, which I confess takes longer than five minutes for me to compose because I’m a deep slow thinker, but only takes five minutes to read. That counts, right? This week, the word is dream. 

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In 3 short weeks, I am taking a journey I dreamed about 27 years ago. Moving to Arizona. Sometimes the things we say we’ll do someday actually happen. Someday has arrived. I can hardly believe it. I have a job lined up. I have the moving truck reserved. I don’t have a place to live yet, but I will. There’s a short list of things I need to do to get out of town, shut off the internet, the electricity, turn in the keys to the apartment. I was worrying about all these things several weeks ago, but not now. I have a dream. And the dream is about to be fulfilled! And because this dream is about to be fulfilled, I am dreaming new dreams like I haven’t since I came home from Africa.

You are never too old to set a new goal or dream a new dream. ~ C.S. Lewis

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Happy Friday!

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He is truth

He is more true than anyone or anything. He is more true than any argument or lofty opinion. He is more true than science because the truth of science is found in Him.

Truth isn’t about being right or wrong. Truth isn’t relative. What’s true for you is also true for me. If your truth is different than mine, you are lost.

All the mathematical formulas, theorems, calculations are true because God is true and He invented math.

Everything that proceeds from the mouth of God is true, even if you don’t understand it.

The American dream is a man made dream founded on the truth of God’s word. It is a beautiful dream that carries some truth, but it’s not the whole truth because we’ve managed to separate the dream from the ultimate truth giver.

Before Jesus, I was alive. After Jesus, I am truly alive. In Him I live and move and have my being. Now I am free to be who He truly made me to be.

The more we get what we now call ‘ourselves’ out of the way and let Him take us over, the more truly ourselves we become. There is so much of Him that millions and millions of ‘little Christs’, all different, will still be too few to express Him fully. He made them all. He invented — as an author invents characters in a novel — all the different men that you and I were intended to be. In that sense our real selves are all waiting for us in Him. It is no good to try to ‘be myself’ without Him. The more I resist Him and try to live on my own, the more I become dominated by my own heredity and upbringing and surroundings and natural desires. In fact what I so proudly call ‘myself’ becomes merely the meeting place for trains of events which I never started and which I cannot stop. What I call ‘my wishes’ become merely the desires thrown up by my physical organism or pumped into me by other men’s thoughts or even suggested to me by devils. Eggs and alcohol and a good night’s sleep will be the real origins of what I flatter myself by regarding as my own highly personal and discriminating decision to make love to the girl opposite to me in the railway carriage. Propaganda will be the real origin of what I regard as my own personal political ideas. I am not, in my natural state, nearly so much of a person as I like to believe: most of what I call ‘me’ can be very easily explained. It is when I turn to Christ, when I give myself up to His Personality, that I first begin to have a real personality of my own.

Taken from Mere Christianity by CS Lewis

My life, my faith become more true everyday. He is the Truth and He is setting me free. He will do the same for you. Seek Truth while it may be found.

His… Michelle
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Linking with Kelli for unforced rhythms and Lyli @3DLessons4Life.

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more wisdom from CS Lewis…

 When a man turns to Christ and seems to be getting on pretty well (in the sense that some of his bad habits are now corrected) he often feels that it would now be natural if things went fairly smoothly. When troubles come along — illnesses, money troubles, new kinds of temptation — he is disappointed. These things, he feels, might have been necessary to rouse him and make him repent in his bad old days; but why now? Because God is forcing him on, or up, to a higher level: putting him into situations where he will have to be very much braver, or more patient, or more loving, than he ever dreamed of being before. It seems to us all unnecessary: but that is because we have not yet had the slightest notion of the tremendous thing He means to make of us.

Taken from “Mere Christianity

Please God help me hold up in the fire of learning to completely rely on You. Don’t let me burn up like chaff.

His… Michelle