Tag: Dreams

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

    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…)


    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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    Bluebird Sing

    Bluebird Sing

    Copyright 2015 Diana Rasmussen


    Blackbirds say they’re her friend
    But their gossip never ends
    Those Birds of a feather
    really do flock together

    The Bluebird sings as
    She rides the waves in the wind
    Down the river through the clouds
    Her Spirit flies above the things they said
    Bubbling brooks and rushing streams,
    she’s chasing her dreams

    Little boys with guns try to
    shoot her down just for fun
    Sunrise cracks open the skies
    Out of her nest she flies higher

    The Bluebird sings as
    She rides the waves in the wind
    Down the river through the clouds
    Her Spirit flies above the things they said
    Bubbling brooks and rushing streams,
    she’s chasing her dreams

    Through the heartfelt mercies of our God, God’s Sunrise will break in upon us, Shining on those in the darkness, those sitting in the shadow of death, Then showing us the way, one foot at a time, down the path of peace. (Luke 1:78-79 MSG)

    Black Horse and Black Panther Vision

    Prophetic Dream and Vision


    I awoke last night about 2:20 am. Came downstairs, sat on couch and started to pray. God gave me a vision. I saw a black horse and a black panther with red eyes looking right at me. It was so clear, only lasted a few minutes, but I can still see it in my mind.  I asked God what it meant:

    From the Bible:

    Revelation 6: 5-6 AMPfour horses

     When He broke open the third seal, I heard the third living creature call out, Come and look! And I saw, and behold, a black horse, and in his hand the rider had a pair of scales (a balance).

    And I heard what seemed to be a voice from the midst of the four living creatures, saying, A quart of wheat for a denarius [a whole day’s wages], and three quarts of barley for a denarius; but do not harm the oil and the wine!

    From the book 10,000 Dreams Interpreted: A Dictionary of Dreams by Gustavus, Hindman, and Miller (I like this one because it’s Christian based)

    “To see a panther and experience fright, denotes that contacts in love or business may be canceled unexpectedly, owing to adverse influences working against your honor. But by killing or overpowering it, you will experience joy and be successful in you undertakings. Your surroundings will take on fair prospects.
    If one menaces you by its presence, you will have disappointments in business. Other people will likely recede from their promises to you.
    If you hear the voice of a panther, and experience terror or fright, you will have unfavorable news. coming in the way of reducing profit or gain, and you may have social discord; no fright forebodes less evil.
    A panther, like the cat, seen in a dream, portends evil to the dreamer, unless he kills it.”


    “If you dream of seeing or riding a white horse, the indications are favorable for prosperity and pleasurable commingling with congenial friends and fair women. If the white horse is soiled and lean, your confidence will be betrayed by a jealous friend or a woman.
    If the horse is black, you will be successful in your fortune, but you will practice deception, and will be guilty of assignations. To a woman, this dream denotes that her husband is unfaithful.
    To dream of dark horses, signifies prosperous conditions, but a large amount of discontent. Fleeting pleasures usually follow this dream.


    And then from PRAYERS THAT ROUT DEMONS by John Eckhardt:

    I rebuke the wild cats — leopards, lions, jaguars, which represent higher occult powers–that would attack my life, city, or nation in the name of Jesus.


    And in another article I read from Prophetic Dreamers says the Black Panther represents a High Degree of Witchcraft or Occult. Perhaps the Lord is going to put this in the scales and make a judgement for those who practice this lifestyle. Lord, lead them all to You in Jesus Name. We all want someone to worship and they have been lied to. The Devil has come to kill, steal, and destroy. But you Lord have come to give life and life more abundantly. Show them the truth Lord. Give them all a Saul to Paul experience Lord, in Jesus Name!

    Very interesting this comes on Election Day. Thank you Lord for Revelation.

    What do you think the Spirit is saying?

    House of Their Dreams by Casting Crowns


    by Casting Crowns

    A corner office was his dream
    More like a prison now it seems
    Somewhere on the corporate climb
    He left his warrior behind
    Now hes just a worker at a daily grind
    Steals his years and numbs his mind
    His strength is fading, his dreams are blind
    This is not the life he had in mind

    She lies awake cause hes up all night
    Staring at a screen that tells him lies
    That the grass is greener on the other side
    So shes at the gym fighting off the years
    To be young again and calm her fears
    That shell never be enough for him
    Just as a young man catches her eye

    Now theyre trapped in their own worlds, in their own wars
    With their cell phones and the closed doors
    Its funny how quiet and peaceful that it seems
    But theyre all alone together
    In the house of their dreams

    Little sister, shes a sixteen-year-old princess
    Lost somewhere between the swing set
    And her brand new crushs chariot awaits
    And big brothers rooms glowing with trophies that shout his name
    But he’d trade all his high school fame
    For some backyard catch with his hero again

    So now theyre all dressed up in Sunday best
    Sit up straight just like the rest
    And they sing the songs of peace and rest that Jesus freely gives
    And then their kids look up as daddy stands
    And he takes his bride with trembling hands
    Brother kneels at his fathers side as princess looks in the mothers eyes
    Their tears tear down the walls as daddy prays

    Were trapped in our own worlds and our own wars
    With our cell phones and our closed doors
    God, only You can save our family
    And on this Rock, well build
    On this Rock, well build
    The house of our dreams



    (Click on title above for more info and a special treat!)

    Film Off

    Like the film on a screen

    God is lifting off a layer of your life

    The filth and slime are being removed

    The precious things are underneath

    These are the things people are fighting you for

    But this is where God has planted treasure in you

    ~Diana Rasmussen

    This is the dream I had this morning…

    From: itechnews.net
    From: itechnews.net

    You Are the Beloved Dreamer

    “Silent solitude makes true speech possible and personal.

    If I am not in touch with my own belovedness,

    then I cannot touch the sacredness of others.

    If I am estranged from myself,

    I am likewise a stranger to others.”

    Brennan Manning (Abba’s Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging)

    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

    Are You Ready to Dream?

    Dear Lord,

    I ask you to speak to your children in their dreams. You know what we are going through in these last days. We are pressed, but not crushed, persecuted, not abandoned, struck down, but not destroyed. We want to hear your voice Daddy, call our names. Reignite Your dreams in our hearts, in Jesus Name.

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    Fear not, O land;
    Be glad and rejoice,
    For the Lord has done marvelous things!

    Do not be afraid, you beasts of the field;
    For the open pastures are springing up,
    And the tree bears its fruit;
    The fig tree and the vine yield their strength.

    Be glad then, you children of Zion,
    And rejoice in the Lord your God;
    For He has given you the former rain faithfully,
    And He will cause the rain to come down for you—
    The former rain,
    And the latter rain in the first month.

    The threshing floors shall be full of wheat,
    And the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil.

    “So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten,

    The crawling locust,
    The consuming locust,
    And the chewing locust,
    My great army which I sent among you.

    You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied,
    And praise the name of the Lord your God,
    Who has dealt wondrously with you;
    And My people shall never be put to shame.

    Then you shall know that I am in the midst of Israel:
    I am the Lord your God
    And there is no other.
    My people shall never be put to shame.

    God’s Spirit Poured Out

    “And it shall come to pass afterward
    That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh;
    Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
    Your old men shall dream dreams,
    Your young men shall see visions.

    And also on My menservants and on My maidservants
    I will pour out My Spirit in those days.

     “And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth:
    Blood and fire and pillars of smoke.
    The sun shall be turned into darkness,
    And the moon into blood,
    Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.

    And it shall come to pass
    That whoever calls on the name of the Lord
    Shall be saved.
    For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance,
    As the Lord has said,
    Among the remnant whom the Lord calls.

    (Joel 2:21-32 NKJV)

    (photo credits: Pinterest)

    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
    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