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12 Quotes on Hopes and Dreams

  1. “Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.” – Pope John XXIII
  2. “Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.” – Robert H. Schuller
  3. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. “ – Eleanor Roosevelt
  4. “Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. The grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas.” – Henry Ford
  5. “Friends… they cherish one another’s hopes. They are kind to one another’s dreams.” – Henry David Thoreau
  6. “I always entertain great hopes.” – Robert Frost
  7. “In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can’t build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery and death.” Anne Frank
  8. “You can’t just carry everyone else’s hopes and fears around in your backpack and expect to stand up straight.” – David Kirk
  9. “If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.” – Thomas Fuller
  10. “The presence of the Holy Spirit is the keystone of all our hopes.” – John Nelson Darby
  11. “When you believe in your dream and your vision, then it begins to attract its own resources. No one was born to be a failure.” – Myles Munroe
  12. “The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called ‘truth’.”Dan Rather

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    The Girl with the Dreams

    Sometimes I dress like a dork. Really. And I forget to look at myself before I leave, lol!  I have a conference this Saturday so I thought I would go find something nice to wear. Off I went to our local mall with my head in the clouds. Busy thinking about this and that and the other thing. Until I get there – and look down…ugggh!  You can see my one pink sock clashing with my one yellow sock. And my old gym shoes with my fancy leggings. I forgot to put on my boots! Oh man, yeah, here I am Ms Suzy-Q looking at all these really expensive clothes with my clashing socks.  I laughed so hard I almost peed myself!

    So I did what any songwriter would do, I came home and wrote a song about it. (And no, I haven’t found what to wear yet – there is always tomorrow. Maybe I’ll wear pink and purple socks…)

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    The Girl with the Dreams

    ~Copyright 2015 Diana Rasmussen~
    She went to the mall after dropping off the kids
    Moved hanger after hanger of the latest styles
    Who should she be today?
    Rifling through racks trying to decide
    Where was the girl with the dreams?
    Was she the stay at home mom or the busy man’s wife?
    What could she pick to bring everything back to life?
    Where’s the girl who used to put on satin and fringe?
    The girl with the dreams
    She looked down at her shoes and her mismatching socks
    Realized she left without putting on her boots
    as she silently screamed
    Can she be found in the clearance racks?
    Where was the girl with the dreams?
    Was she the stay at home mom or the busy man’s wife?
    What could she pick to bring everything back to life?
    Where’s the girl who used to put on satin and fringe?
    The girl with the dreams
    She saw that she wasn’t alone
    there were tribes of women
    all trying to be found
    inbetween the designer gowns
    There were stay at home moms and busy man’s wives
    Bringing everything they touched back to life
    They may be older but they wore satin and fringe
    Girls who grew up and were living their dreams

    AND here is a BONUS – 45 QUOTES FROM A 90 YEAR OLD WOMAN courtesy of PopSugar – great advice here! (Click on the picture or the link above)

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    Rain on Me

    Here is a song and video from my friend Pat Flanakin. We met on Broadjam – a great place for musicians to share their music, get licensed, learn more, and a just have fun. Pat is a country musician from Nashville, TN. He reminds me of James Taylor. And his lyrics are amazing. Pat Flanakin

    I still remember the first time I heard this song. It struck something deep in my soul. The tears started falling. And I didn’t even know why.  Sometimes there are songs that unearth hidden pain so that it can be healed. Hurts that have been locked away for years. Buried. And then God uses a song to heal that place. RAIN ON ME is one of those songs for me.

    I confess, there are places in my heart that are barren and that need the water of the Lord to bring them back to life.  I am ready – to dance in the showers, for hours and hours.  Great song, and great video Pat!

    Lyrics

    RAIN ON ME ©Pat Flanakin
    patflanakin@hotmail.com

    VERSE A desert wind can turn a stone to sand
    And strip your soul of ev’ry dream you’ve ever had
    And leave you with nothin’ but this barren land
    Rain on me

    VERSE A thousand mountains stand before my eyes
    They hide the ocean on the other side
    But I can smell the water and I can taste the tide
    Rain on me
    And let me taste the water
    Water is what I need

    CHORUS Come on you’ve got to rain on me
    And let me taste the water
    Water is what I need

    VERSE California I don’t understand
    You keep your treasures in your fisted hand
    And you can make a beggar out of an honest man
    Rain on me
    Let me taste the water
    Water is what I need

    CHORUS Rain on me
    And let me dance in the showers
    For hours and hours

    BRIDGE Oh I’m dying for just a drink
    So let it rain down on me.

    CHORUS You’ve got to rain on me
    And let me dance in the showers
    For hours and hours

    CHORUS Come on you’ve got to rain on me
    Let me taste the water
    Cause water is what I need

    Song Length
    4:35
    Genre
    Rock – Easy Listening
    Tempo / Feel
    Slow (71 – 90)
    Lead Vocal
    Male Vocal

    Subject Matter
    Frustration

    Language
    English

    Lyric Credits
    Pat Flanakin

    Music Credits
    Pat Flanakin

    Producer Credits
    Pat Flanakin

    Performance Credits
    Pat Flanakin

     

     

    And if you would like to

    you can purchase Pat’s CD LUCKY at CD Baby!

     

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    Rewrite the Ending to Your Story

    Do you like to read?

    Have you ever read a book and got all the way to the ending only to be disappointed with the way the Author finished the story?

    What if you could rewrite the ending of your story?

    Is it time to fan the flames and rekindle the fire of your dreams?

    These are questions I am pondering today.  I have been sitting still for too long. Waiting, and waiting, and wondering.  Yes I have prayed. Yes I have listened. But sometimes I think God just wants us to stop trying to understand everything and just GET UP!  I truly believe He will heal us on the journey, on the way.

    Water that stops moving turns green and yucky. The current keeps things fresh and gets rid of the debris.  Let the river flow! I guess my point is, sometimes I get stuck in thinking, “things will always be this way.” That is just not true.  God has always lead me out of the darkness and into the light.  But sometimes I feel like I am squinting because I have been in the ‘cave’ so long. Know what I mean?

    Yes, I have accepted many things in this life – more than I should have. And it cost me – a lot.  I said yes to things I never should have. I wasted years of my life following deadbeat guys around to nowhere.  I didn’t follow my heart. I didn’t follow God. I followed a really sick man – well, men – for many, many years. But that is water under the bridge, I can’t change it, I can’t go back. But I don’t have to stay stuck in my memories either. We made it, but now what?

    Truthfully, I gave up on dreaming a long time ago. Yeah, really. Plan A, B, and C didn’t work, so I guess I threw in the towel. When you live one crisis to the next, there is little time to dream. When you are working 3 jobs just to support the kids cause the ex won’t, you get a little too tired to dream. Life got in the way. But things are changing! Hallelujah, thank you Jesus! A new season is upon us my friends. And I for one, want to start to dream again. I want to look forward to good things from God in my future instead of looking back with regret. Turn around, repent – for me that means I need to look FORWARD to GOOD things. Now that’s a change, lol!

    And yes, I am getting older. I do more thinking and reflecting now than when I was younger.  But hey, I am not dead yet, lol! And my story is not over yet – and neither is yours! God is still writing, and He is still using us to create beautiful and amazing things. Lets fan the flame. God isn’t done with us yet – we are still breathing.  Ignite your dreams again. Believe in a future again. I dare you!

    What are the dreams in your heart?

    What are your goals?

    What would you like to do with the next chapter?

    So, let’s play.  What 3 things would you write in the next chapter of your story?

    3 new endings to my story:

    1.  I would go to Nashville with my husband. We never had a Honeymoon. I want to live and breathe music from the heart of Nashville.  My husband and I play music together all the time – it would be fun! And this girl has to get a Cowboy Hat and some boots. And go horseback riding again. And we would have to take another trip to take the kiddos. I never really got to take my kids on a vacation. After a divorce, you do the best you can with what you have.  I am not complaining, I love all my kids. I just wish I had more opportunity to show them the world.
    2.  I would probably move.  I like the town we are in, but this broken down farmhouse has me depressed. It needs a new roof, the ceilings are leaking, new windows, new electrical. And seriously, it only has a shower.  I am a girl. I need a bathtub.  I must have been nuts thinking I could live without a bathtub.  I love the land. Maybe we should tear it down and start over. Yeah I know. Need the money first.
    3.  I would travel. I want to go and meet my music buddy tmv from PA. I want to go say hi to Nathaniel and Kelly and their new baby.  I would love to go hear Nashville Joe’s poems, and I really want to go hear Penny Towers sing too, and Dianne MacAdam – she rocks!  And Cyndi, and Peter, and the other Peter, and DeDe, and Darius, and Kathy Meyers, and Chameleon,and Kenney, and you too!  Wow we really need a jam session! And then there are all my blogging friends – Susan, Cheryl, Tami, Seeker, Loopyloo, Laura, Skye, Ana, Dawn, Morgan, Harry, Wendell,  Secret Angel, Natalie, Debbie, and Deborah, and Apostle Cross, and Patty B, Karina, the Warrioress, Steve, and you!  I have way too many friends all over the world!  Wouldn’t it be fun to get together?

    Leave me a comment, let’s dream together today. What are your 3 alternative endings?

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    Looking For A Palm Tree

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    Palm tree (Photo credit: F H Mira)

    Living in the cold of WI this winter I am dreaming of palm trees and white sand beaches, warm tropical breezes and maybe even a little umbrella. It’s going to be so cold here Governer Scott Walker is thinking of shutting down all the schools in WI with windchill expected to be -45 to -55. And I hear there are still tickets to the Packer Game on Sunday with temps only expected to be -30 with the windchill!

    Here is a song I wrote with my husband Bob last night. I think I need steel drums, give it that Jamaica sound! I love reggae music, how about you? I’m going to have to learn to play it though, the beat is totally different than what I am used to!

    Looking for a Palm Tree

    Copyright 2014 Bob and Diana Rasmussen

    Locked up in a corner of time

    knocked down by waves of life

    Driftwood casualties

    accusing me of never done crimes

    *

    Looking for a palm tree

    In a concrete jungle

    Choosing to believe in love

    Despite what I see

    I’m looking for a palm tree

    In a concrete jungle

    *

    World’s full of possibilities

    alternate realities

    truth is so hard to see

    On the beach of abnormality

    *

    But Seeds grow in the dark

    Spring up through cracks

    in the sidewalk

    *

    Looking for a palm tree

    In a concrete jungle

    Choosing to believe in love

    Despite what I see

    I’m looking for a palm tree

    In a concrete jungle

    God Dreams?


    “You may or may not be aware of it, but you have a dreaming nature. You inherited this part of your disposition from your Creator. He created us in His image and likeness so our hearts could relate to His and His dreaming heart could find millions of expressions. You were designed to dream and you must dream—both for yourself and for God. In fact, if you don’t dream with Him, He can’t experience all of His dreams, and you’ll never achieve your destiny.”
    ~ Dutch Sheets ~
    (From the book: DREAM Discovering God’s Purpose For Your Life)
    From: Pinterest
    From: Pinterest

    Ghosts From a Dream

    I redid this poem today.  More wrestling with words and feelings.

    Ghosts From A Dream

    ~Copyright 2013 Diana Rasmussen~

    Ghosts from a dream
    Blood curdling screams

    Old Buried feelings
    holding hidden meanings

    Burial chambers
    Echoing danger

    Negative energy
    Smiling cleverly

    Up out of the grave
    Trying to enslave

    Contemptuous jeers
    Whispered in my ears

    Accusing echoes
    Tormenting my soul

    Secrets that covered
    Buried and smothered

    Feels out of control
    Crazy thoughts GO

    Drag them out of night
    into the daylight

    Darkness cannot fight
    When exposed to Light

    Shriveled old schemes
    Ghosts from a dream

     In the beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself.

    He was present originally with God.

    All things were made and came into existence through Him; and without Him was not even one thing made that has come into being.
    In Him was Life, and the Life was the Light of men.

    And the Light shines on in the darkness, for the darkness has never overpowered it [put it out or absorbed it or appropriated it, and is unreceptive to it].  ( John 1:1-5 AMP)

    Here is the First version of Ghosts From A Dream,  back in August:

    http://dianarasmussen.com/2013/08/27/ghosts-from-a-dream/

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    Dance Inside My Dreams

    Dance Inside My Dreams

    © 2013 Diana Rasmussen

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    The stars are our light
    Twinkling so bright
    Time is undefined
    With you and me entwined

    Clouds are our dance floor
    As you hold me once more
    Spinning ’round the moon
    To our favorite tune

    When the day turns into night
    A new reality takes flight
    Your my King and I’m your Queen
    As we dance inside my dreams

    Turning round and round
    Crickets sing our song
    Absolutely heavenly
    Precious melody

    Swaying in the breeze
    Above everything
    When our fantasy
    escapes reality

    When the day turns into night
    A new reality takes flight
    Your my King and I’m your Queen
    As we dance inside my dreams

    Meet me at our Castle in the Air
    Calm my fears, answer my prayers
    As we dance inside my dreams

    Ghosts From a Dream

    Ghosts From A Dream

    By Diana Rasmussen 8/26/13
    from www.psychologies.co.uk
    from www.psychologies.co.uk
    Old Buried feelings
    holding hidden meanings
    Up out of the grave
    Trying to enslave
    *
    Ghosts from a dream
    with silent screams
    *
    Painful memories
    Negative energy
    Burial chambers
    Echo things unseen
    *
    Ghosts from a dream
    with silent screams
    *
    Brought out of the night
    Into the broad daylight
    Whatever was covered
    will be discovered
    *
    Ghosts from a dream
    with silent screams
    *
    What’s said in darkness
    Will be heard in the light
    The Ghosts from a Dream
    Dissolve with their schemes