Julia (3 Sep 2011)
"Preparations and a sense of peace"

Thank you, Frank and Candace, for your responses to my dream.  It means a lot to me.  I'm unsure if years were being indicated, but I do know it meant famine.

I meant to post this a couple of weeks ago when it happened, but got sidetracked.  For about a year now, my husband and I have been twisted up inside getting our stockpile in order. Worrying about worst case scenarios, buying food and storing water, etc.  Even a couple of guns for hunting or, worst case, self-defense from roving mobs. Who knows!?  We were losing a lot of sleep and just a bundle of nerves. Obsessing over world news and current events, everything you can think of.

One night a couple of weeks ago, I was brushing my teeth and worrying, as usual. A million things I felt we still needed to do were running through my head. My stomach was tight, and I was not looking forward to another sleepless night.  Then suddenly in the midst of the buzzing in my head, a warm wave of peace and relaxation washed over me. I stopped brushing for a second and realized, that God was telling me to "stop". Stop worrying. I feel he was telling me that I'm all done preparing physically and now it was time to prepare spiritually. So that is what I am doing now. And, wonderfully, all the sense of worry and stress has stopped after a year. And I thank our beloved Father for this gift!  I also would like to share the good news that my husband got baptized 2 weeks ago. :)

All praise and glory to our Father. May He return soon!