Friday, January 20, 2012

P52 Challenge: I Dreamed a Dream

The week’s theme for the P 52 Photo Challenge is, “I dreamed a dream.” As soon as I read that my mind started to race. What in the world was I going to photograph that represented a dream? But on Monday I realized that the photo needed to be whom, not what. I was reading Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous speech to the kids for part of their studies on Monday. And as I read aloud those words, I knew what the photograph should be. Part of that amazing speech says,
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
That line is my favorite. Judging anyone by the content of their character regardless of their skin, last name, where they live or grew up, who their parents are or aren’t, what school they go/went to, how they talk or any number of outward standards, is exactly what God wants us to do. Remember in Samuel, God says that he looks not at outward appearances but at the heart. That is what Dr. King’s dream was, that we would all look not at what we see with our eyes but what we see with our heart.

When I was a little girl I had a dream that stayed with me all while growing up. I dreamed of a large loving family. I wanted a house full of kids who love God more than anything. When you love God more than anything then it shows in your character. I am living that dream today. I have a house full of kids who love God. Every day I get to show them what it means to have reckless abandon for Christ and how to live it out. I am so blessed to be able to live my dream and I don't take it for granted.

This post is linked to P52 Challenge with Darcy and My 3 Boybarians.


  1. What a beautiful dream! Great picture too!

  2. Love your dream. What better way to spend our lives than in reckless abandonment to Him. Great photo.

  3. just lovely - the photo and the sentiment. :)

  4. Love it! I also felt challenged by the theme, but you did a great job explaining your interpretation.

  5. Great interpretation of the theme. I love the verse from Samuel, too.


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