I am a dreamer. I love to sit by myself and create amazing situations in my imagination, stories of impossible accomplishments, inventions that nobody has even dreamed of yet. In my imagination I have run the Boston Marathon, in fact I won the Boston marathon, several times!

We assume that Adam and Eve would have remained in the Garden of Eden forever if they had not eaten from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, but that is a misreading of the text. Long before Adam and Eve were banished from the garden, God told them to fill the earth and subdue it. It was a divine invitation to explore, to adventure, to discover, to dream. Everything east of Eden was uncharted—196,949,970 square miles of virgin territory.

I take that command as one God has given to all of humanity that are in His holy family through faith in Christ. It is a command given to me, conquer the earth, subdue it. A dream is an idea that has been mulled over in my thinking until it became clear, rolled around in my head until it became big, really big, scary big, meditated on until it became accomplishable, thought about from every perspective until I had a clear path and strategy of accomplishment worked out in my thinking. It is a big, scary, impossible dream, but I think about it so much it becomes reality. Those who dream the most do the most. Those who dream the most work the hardest. Those who dream the most, pray the most. Those who dream the most inspire many people to help them accomplish this impossible dream.

I have to admit that dreaming big, scary, impossible to accomplish dreams is much harder at 70 years of age than it was at 30, but it is those big dreams that keep me energized, my dreams are the engine that drives my boat. The cool thing about dreams is they don’t cost any money, they take only a little bit of time to dream, most of the time we don’t share them so if even if they are crazy, who knows we are crazy but us.

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