Realms of Imagination http://www.realmsofimagination.net Realms of Imagionation! The Writing Website of Sci-Fi Author Steven Lake! en-us Use Me Greatly Lord - A Modern Parable http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/use_me_greatly_lord_-_a_modern_parable http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/use_me_greatly_lord_-_a_modern_parable Wed, 01 Feb 2017 12:18:32 -0500 One day a idealistic young man stood before God, and said, "Lord, use me greatly!" So God made an enemy for him in a local judge. If the young man opened his mouth and spoke anything of Christ, the judge would fine him. Still the young man witnessed and preached despite the pain and troubl ... The Stolen Ribbon - A Dream of Encouragement! http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/the_stolen_ribbon_-_a_dream_of_encouragement http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/the_stolen_ribbon_-_a_dream_of_encouragement Sat, 28 Jan 2017 11:20:24 -0500 Hey all, I've got an interesting one for you. This came to me last night in a dream. I don't see it as being prophetic, but rather very encouraging, as it carries a great message with it. Anyhow, here's the dream. It begins with me standing outside. It's dusk, so lots of shadows, ... Reliable News Sites http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/reliable_news_sites http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/reliable_news_sites Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:40:22 -0500 The below text comes from a good friend of mine and is an excellent resource for helping you sort through all the fake and questionable news running around the internet and through the main stream media. I can’t guarantee these will raise your I.Q., but you will be more informed from a co ... The Lessons Of Poverty And Giving http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/the_lessons_of_poverty_and_giving http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/the_lessons_of_poverty_and_giving Wed, 28 Dec 2016 14:27:49 -0500 For those of you who've been on this little journey of the last year, I'm sure some of you remember the crazier moments when frustration, anger, a bit of impatience, and just this overwhelming desire to get out of debt, get out of this hole, this money pit, and this rolling financial disaste ... Murphy's Laws for Auctions (humor) http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/murphys_laws_for_auctions_humor http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/murphys_laws_for_auctions_humor Tue, 20 Dec 2016 20:29:14 -0500 Murphy's Laws for Auctions: 1.  Everyone's a tightwad until they get to the things you want, and then everyone's a millionaire. 2.  The items you came to the auction for are rarely the ones you leave with. 3.  The worse the weather, the more people show up.  The ... A Dream And A Message http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/a_dream_and_a_message http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/a_dream_and_a_message Tue, 01 Nov 2016 23:01:12 -0400 Earlier tonight, feeling all worn out for the day, I decided to lay down and go to sleep early.  But as I was laying there, thinking about the day, my mind drifted off onto the subject of false teachers (don't ask me why it headed that way, save divine redirection) and I began to think abou ... The Addictions We All Have. Yes, Every Last One Of Us. http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/the_addictions_we_all_have__yes_every_last_one_of_us http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/the_addictions_we_all_have__yes_every_last_one_of_us Mon, 31 Oct 2016 14:18:09 -0400 Have you ever wondered what it looks like when someone with an addiction "falls off the wagon" in a moment of weakness? For an alcoholic, you will find a bottle or two, upwards of a case of beer or liqueur in their place. Someone who is addicted to drugs, you might find a few joints or som ... Two Different Views (A modern parable) http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/two_different_views_a_modern_parable http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/two_different_views_a_modern_parable Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:56:22 -0400 Russell looked out across the land before him and was dismayed at what he saw.  There was nothing but miles and miles of barren desert in every direction he looked.  He glanced up at the sky and covered his eyes as he stared at dusty brown, empty skies in the midst of which hung a scorchin ... Quality of Prayer vs Quantity http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/quality_of_prayer_vs_quantity http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/quality_of_prayer_vs_quantity Fri, 15 Jul 2016 21:41:06 -0400 Thought for the day: I hear so many of you complaining or commenting about how dark it's getting in this world, and rightfully so, or even how much Satan is attacking you, how life is the pits, things are getting bad, etc. We all know that God uses trials to draw us closer to Him, and to loosen ... Jesus and the Daydream http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/jesus_and_the_daydream http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/jesus_and_the_daydream Fri, 20 May 2016 21:28:25 -0400 Over the years, from time to time, I have spoken to a number of people who've told me of different ways in which the Lord has uniquely interacted with them at various points in their daily life. However, I never expected it to happen to me. At least not until I had one of them happen to myself. ... Thought for the Day: Forgiveness http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/thought_for_the_day_forgiveness http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/thought_for_the_day_forgiveness Wed, 13 Apr 2016 16:27:27 -0400 Thought for the day:  In the same way that true repentance is more than simply saying, "I repent of" or "I turn away from" this sin or that sin, but also involves an actual physical turning away and total abandonment of that sin, true forgiveness requires this two part effor ... The Rapture Box Packing List http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/the_rapture_box_packing_list http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/the_rapture_box_packing_list Tue, 05 Apr 2016 14:37:55 -0400 One of the phenomenon that's been growing over the past few years is the idea of leaving behind what is called a "Rapture Box" or "Rapture Kit".  Originally the idea began in the late 80's and really picked up speed from about 1995 to 2001 during the initial years of ... What does it mean to be saved? http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/what_does_it_mean_to_be_saved http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/what_does_it_mean_to_be_saved Thu, 19 Nov 2015 08:05:14 -0500 Have you ever wondered, what are people talking about when they say that you must be saved if you wish to go to Heaven, or at the very least avoid Hell? In other words, what must one do to be saved? Well, to understand that, one must first go back to the source of our problem. Namely, our sin. Ou ... Updated Version: What Does It Mean To Be A Christian? http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/updated_version_what_does_it_mean_to_be_a_christian http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/updated_version_what_does_it_mean_to_be_a_christian Wed, 04 Nov 2015 12:11:49 -0500 I've just posted an updated version of my manuscript "What Does It Mean To Be A Christian?" which includes some grammatical fixes and clarifications.  If you were using the prior version for witnessing, please switch to using this version for all future efforts.  Thanks. Y ... A Season For Everyone http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/a_season_for_everyone http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/a_season_for_everyone Mon, 05 Oct 2015 14:00:49 -0400 Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (KJV) - "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A ti ... God's Divine Absence of Information http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/gods_divine_absence_of_information http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/gods_divine_absence_of_information Fri, 25 Sep 2015 10:28:06 -0400 Thought for the day.  Have you ever wondered why God tells us about some future events in the bible, but never gives us the details?  Why would He tell us, for example, that a wicked king was coming, but never give the who, when, why, what, and where in regards to it?  Especially when ... The Power of Trust and Praise http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/the_power_of_trust_and_praise http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/the_power_of_trust_and_praise Sun, 20 Sep 2015 13:53:38 -0400 Thought for the day. Whenever you have a problem, no matter how impossible it may seem, consider this simple idea. Since our God is the God of the impossible, why should we pray and "hope" that He will answer our prayer? We should pray as though it's already answered. This isn't th ... Stop Listening To False Prophets http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/stop_listening_to_false_prophets http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/stop_listening_to_false_prophets Thu, 17 Sep 2015 08:27:25 -0400 Just a reminder for everyone.  Don't get all caught up in dates and times and lose sight of the one who created time.  This month was touted as being epic, with doom and gloom and all kinda bad things happening.  So far it's been yawn worthy.  Now that's not saying th ... A Power Like No Other http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/a_power_like_no_other http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/a_power_like_no_other Thu, 03 Sep 2015 09:53:47 -0400 Good morning, everyone.  I've got something interesting to share with you that Jesus shared with me last night in the form of a teaching dream.  I think this is something each of you should at least take the time to read, even if you don't believe God speaks through dreams in today ... The Parable of Farmer Jim http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/the_parable_of_farmer_jim http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/the_parable_of_farmer_jim Sat, 29 Aug 2015 14:25:34 -0400 There once was a farmer named Jim who ran a simple, humble farm on the edge of the little village of Dorston Way. Every day he rose with the sun and tended his farm, feeding his animals, tending his crops and seeing to the maintenance of his equipment and buildings. He was a quiet man and didn't ...