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Dreams and Visions

Habakkuk 2:2 “Write the Vision”

Are you a dreamer?

Have you ever dreamed of being a writer? Did your dream envision your name in print, your book in a bookstore or on a library shelf?

Do you still have that dream, or did you push it aside to pursue more practical matters like working a fulltime job or raising a family? Maybe you did, but the dream is still there, resting in the quiet places of your mind, waiting to be called to the forefront of your attention some day, waiting to become reality.

God revealed his message to many people in the Bible through dreams. To others, he gave visions. What’s the difference? Simply put, a dream usually happens while we’re sleeping. Visions happen when we’re awake. Visions can also be called “daydreams.”

We can explain the dreams and visions in the Bible as being specifically given to prophets for God’s purpose. But who’s to say God didn’t give you your dream for His purpose too? Why do you think He gave it to you?

The Blue Lake Christian Writers’ Retreat will help you feed your dreams by giving you information about how to pursue them and inspiration to go after them. Our professional faculty wants to help you and encourage you to take the next step toward making your dream reality, to turning your dream into a goal.

What’s the difference in a dream and a goal? A goal is a dream with a plan and a timeline.

Are you still waiting for “some day” to come before you pursue your dreams?

What if some day is NOW?

Marilyn Turk, Director

“I’m so excited to offer a quality writers conference to fellow writers in southern Alabama and the Florida panhandle! While attending a retreat at Blue Lake, God impressed on my heart that Blue Lake was the perfect place for a writers retreat—one that would minister to the needs of writers in that region. His hand has been on this project from day one, gathering together a wonderful faculty from Christian publishing. I look forward to sharing this experience with you!”

Marilyn Turk has been published in Guideposts magazine, Guideposts books – A Joyful Heart and A Cup of Christmas Cheer, The Upper Room, Clubhouse Jr. Magazine, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and Lighthouse Digest magazine. Her Coastal Lights Legacy series features stories set around lighthouses. Her book, Lighthouse Devotions was published in 2015, and in March 2016, The Gilded Curse, a historical suspense novel, was published by Heritage Beacon, an imprint of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. Her weekly lighthouse blog can be found at www.pathwayheart.com.

She lives in Florida with husband Chuck and enjoys boating, fishing, tennis, and gardening when she’s not climbing lighthouses or playing with her grandsons.

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