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A Dream: More Than the Weird Things You See in Your Sleep

Have you ever had a dream? Not the kind of dream you have in your sleep where you do weird things like forget to put your pants on before school or realize your on a date with the wrong guy. But a dream that's always there. A vision. A picture-like movie vividly in your mind. A message. 

A Dream

I believe we all have this kind of dream - a message to send us on a journey to fulfill our purpose. And once it's been discovered, it's the only thing you want to do. The only thing your meant to do. Or at least that's how its been for me.

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3 Kinds of People the Vulnerably Vibrant Community is For

A featherless baby bird, barely able to raise its tiny pink head, chirps as it awaits its next meal from mom. If you've ever seen a nestling of naked chicks, you know they are the ultimate representation of vulnerable. Now take a fledgling. A youngster just out of the nest. Still working on those flying skills, he stays close to mom for care and spends most of his time hopping around practicing life. A little less, but I would still say pretty vulnerable. Now look at momma bird. Fearlessly and faithfully caring for her helpless chicks, flying through the sky, finding food, staying with her flock, seemingly not a care in the world. 

Last post I wrote about the meaning of Vulnerably Vibrant - about the lamb and the wolves and the mighty Protector. And about the importance of being armed with vulnerability. But knowing all of that, it can still be quite intimidating to do without a family, a flock, a community. 

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Why Vulnerably Vibrant Isn't an Oxymoron

Imagine. An innocent lamb surrounded by vicious wolves. Tormented day and night by their circling and snarling. No where to run or hide. Exposed and targeted. Prowling closer and closer toward the vulnerable lamb - until they...

Vulnerable. A quick search in Webster's Dictionary and you get the definition "capable of being physically or emotionally wounded; open to attack or damage." Not that looking this up convinced me, but thinking about that really doesn't make being vulnerable sound like something I want to be. Like A lamb surrounded by wolves. I don't think so.

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