Monday, September 12, 2011

You Are What You Dream ?

I haven't been sleeping well - again.  The problem this time has been my dreams - I've been having some crazy ones.

Saturday night my husband and I went out for our anniversary and we saw the movie Contagion.  It's about a new virus that kills 1-2% of the population.  So Saturday my restless night was filled with dreams about this virus and zombies, because zombies make it more exciting.  (smiles) 

I've been playing Scrabble with my friends Eileen, Allison, and Phil.  I always lose because I have such a limited vocabulary, but it's fun to play and I figure it's got to be helping my brain in some way.  Last night my restless dreams were filled with letters and images of a scrabble board - seriously.

As I groggily got up this morning, thinking about these crazy dreams that were causing me to lose sleep, I had one of those God thoughts.  What would my night and dreams be like if I read the Bible right before going to sleep?  Would God's Word cause me to be restless all night or would I rest in peace?

You have probably heard the saying, "You are what you eat."   Perhaps it can also be said, You are what you dream. 

What are your dreams saying about you?

Continuing my list of blessings with Ann and others at A Holy Experience:
261.  Celebrating 22 years of marriage
262.  House to clean, clothes to wash, and food to prepare
263.  Good first day of home schooling
264.  Changing thoughts and attitudes
265.  Beautiful, cool, crisp mornings
266.  Fun family trip to play mini golf
267.  Returning home with bags of candy
268.  Date night with my hubby
269.  Fellowship with friends at our house last night
270.  God's hand of protection
271.  Cleared path for my car to slide into ditch
272.  Easily driving back out of the ditch with no damage to car
273.  The first word out of my mouth while sliding was JESUS
274.  From the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks
275.  My blog featured for the week at Pam's site - 2 Encourage

What are your dreams saying about you?

Many blessings,


  1. Well, Lisa, you and I have dreams on the brain this morning! Perhaps, it too much Scrabble?! But, I agree, I think what we focus on right before trying to fall asleep often determines whether it's peaceful or not. More often, I need to fix my thoughts on Him!

  2. I have the weirdest dreams ever. I think that is why I have never slept well. My dreams are very vivid and very active.

    Today I am thankful for so much but mostly for the chance and money to get away and relax with family.

  3. I remember when I decided to stop watching really scary movies (I think the last one was The Ring 2?!) At night for some reason the images would pop into my head and I'd lose sleep. I think it's true, whatever you put in your head might be what you dream about. Reading the bible before bed is a great idea! But, a Scrabble dream... I think that'd be great :) Love your list Lisa... praising Him for the blessings in your life!

  4. My dreams are definitely affected by what I watch, read, hear, or do during the day. So reading my Bible before bed certainly affects what I dream about--in a good way, of course!
    Praying you get a good night's sleep tonight!
    Pam at

  5. Hi Lisa - I love this post, we are what we dream. What is the last thing you put in your brain before you sleep? I would like to say something of God's word, but most often that is not true. think I will try to retrain my dreams. Great post
    God bless

  6. Congratulations on #261!

    I wrote a whole chapter on my dreams and what I thought they were saying. It was during a hard time in my life and all my dreams were about tornadoes, wrecks and messes everywhere. Praise the Lord, I don't have thoses dreams anymore!

    Reading the Bible before bedtime is a good idea. Sweet dreams! :)

  7. What a thought-filled post. It has caused me to pause and reflect on my dreams.

    In addition, a love your list. Thank you for sharing.

    Have a blessed day...

  8. I can never remember my dreams. Hopefully your dream life will calm down a bit soon. Happy anniversary! We celebrated 23 years in August. Oh and so thankful you didn't get hurt when your car drove into the ditch.

  9. Love your list!:) Hope you sleep better tonight!:) {HUGS}

  10. I have all kinds of dreams myself. I even have had God talk to me thru my dreams. I tend to have reoccuring themes in mine. I'll pray that your dreams will clam down.

  11. Lisa,

    I had to giggle a little bit at your post today, I am sorry about you not being able to sleep well.

    I love your #265, fall is my favorite time of year, I love the cool crisp days the sound of leaves crunching under my feet.

    Blessings to you Lisa, and here to a good night sleep tonight,

  12. I woke up this morning thinking the same thing!!!! I was gonna write about it as well. I dreamed that we finally found another house to move into and it was haunted but I was the only one who saw the ghost for a while till others confirmed there was more than one. Oh that darn ghost has haunted me all day, really I can't get her blue dress out of my head. I know like others have said it has to do with stuff going on but still none the less they really get to me. I am like you with dreaming about what I am doing a lot of or the last thing I watched. Maybe I too should try the Bible before bed. I had been trying to figure out all day what God was trying to get through to me through the dreams or does God talk through dreams. So glad you posted this and allowed me to see another answer!

  13. Wow Lisa... And I thought I was the only one who had bizarre dreams like that! LOL (And just for reference, you're a very good Scrabble player... I really enjoy playing with you. :-))

    And I love your list this week! So many wonderful things to give thanks for. We are all truly Blessed!

    Have a Blessed Day!

  14. Love me some Scrabble girl! Dreams can be so hard to get away have to sleep at some point! Soak your mind in Scripture before you sleep..maybe that'll help.
    Love the list!

  15. Reading the Bible definitely helps me. I also put a praise CD in to play before going to bed. Turn it down low and usually don't make it through to the end. Before becoming a Christian I had nightmares almost every night. I don't always sleep well but GOD last certainly is the way to go!!
    Blessings and sweet dreams tonight...

  16. Don't feel bad... I have crazy dreams too lol. Loved this today.. thank you :)