Daily Archives: July 12, 2016

God’s Dream

God plans in a child Jer 29 11

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When I am a child I have a dream of God’s plan for me

A prayer I make to God at five under the comforting shade of a willow tree

If He will save me from my schizophrenic father’s physical and emotional abuse

I will grow up for others to be of great use

I will commit my life to heal others of their secret inner pain

I will love them remembering Christ who was slain

that we would be freed from sin’s oppression

if we would make to God this confession:

“Father, I am not who I should be

Make me into the person You want of me

Take all my sin, scars and sorrow

Show me my brighter tomorrow

Help me all those who have hurt me to forgive

Let Your love for them in my spirit live

Please cast out the darkness and bring in Your Son’s Light

Give me the strength and courage for others rights to fight.”

I found when I prayed for all that I was rescued from my abuse





The prayer under the willow tree became a growing dream,

a seed God planted inside of me

through poverty

through illness

many times close to death

through allowing joy into my life.

I am healing physically

I am seeking to trust God through our struggles

I thank God with all my heart for not giving up on me

For seeing, as I followed His dreams, who I could be

I am not nor will I ever be the lies I have been told

I am not a failure

I am becoming who my Father wants me to be

This would be for you my prayer

You would see God in your circumstances there

You would cast on Him your every care

The dreams He places in you that you would see

You would ask God for the willingness to forgive

that His dreams in you would fully live


Kevin and Karen Osborne are Christian pastoral counsellors and psychotherapists. We are starting You Can Hope Again Counselling. Karen enjoys doing cross-stitch while I like writing and singing songs. Karen makes me laugh when she sings the kitty bed-time song saying, “It’s that time. It’s the bestest kitty time of the day!” Kevin enjoys teasing the kitties and making them do kitty dances with music. Their kitty, Catherine, loves it when kitty daddeh sings All Creatures Great and SmallKevin likes doing impressions.  He tells children’s stories using his hand puppet, Dr. Teddy.