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From the Pastor's Desk 

In my lifetime I’ve been given lots of labels: troublemaker, rebel, hyper, short and  fast but my favorite label was simply this a dreamer.  Ever since I was a little boy, I’ve been a dreamer.  Sometimes I think my name should have been Joseph (the dreamer from the Bible) instead of Gregory. I used to dream up stories to tell my teachers at school (like my sister dying when she really didn’t).

My mom was my great encourager to dream big.  She encouraged me to use my imagination but she would always ask me when I was telling her a story “Now Gregory is this true or is this a make-believe story?”  My mom already knew the    answer; she just wanted me to never limit myself to what I thought I could do.

Over the years I’ve dreamed a lot but then again, there’s times I haven’t dreamed much at all. Recently in my time alone with God I’ve started to dream again about what the future will look like. As I’ve gotten older, now nearing retirement, my dreams have changed a bit.

One thing I know for sure God wants me to always dream about what is next. It is amazing that some of those dreams are starting to come with the birth of our first grandchild and a second grandchild coming this December. It is going to get          interesting in the Shannon household very soon.

So, ask yourself this, what are you dreaming about? I’m so thankful that God has allowed me to be a part of this community for so long now. I know right now we are going through some challenging times on the heels of COVID but let’s not forget; God is still on the throne and He is still in control, and we need to trust Him to make a way where there seems to be no way.

I want to challenge you to keep on dreaming. We don’t have any idea what God may have just around the corner and some of it what we might think would be a terrible idea, it is actually a part of His perfect plan.      Perhaps the only thing we might see right now is uncertainty but remember God always has a plan!  So, I want to close our time together with this passage of scripture.

1 Corinthians 2:9 NLT That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.”

 

Blessings, Bro Greg

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