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One person found this helpful. I was satisfied with the rapidity in which I received the CD but I was disappointed as there was only one song on it. But otherwise, I am quite happy. Or years ago? After all, there were no space people around to blame the disappearance on, right? Well, yes and no. And I have another well-known UFO person to thank for help on this one. Certainly there have been many times in church history when many Christians believed that certain signs had been fulfilled, that the rapture was imminent, and that a particular world leader was indeed "the" antichrist.
In fact, many first-century Christians were certain that Jesus was returning before their lifetime was over; the letters Paul wrote to them containing the scriptures quoted earlier about both the "dead in Christ" and those still alive were to assure them that their departed brethren would take part in the Resurrection. One would be fair in saying that a certain paranoia about the end of days has accompanied the church over the centuries. Many zealous people have quit their jobs, moved, sold land, and even gotten saved due to a misinterpretation of "current" events and their relation to Biblical prophecy.
In fact, today may be no different. Honestly though, I do kind of doubt it. But again, what if? Actually, that one can be answered without the Bible.
He told what was, at the time, the most widely believed and accepted account of "visitor" abduction to date. In many ways, his work broke tremendous ground for UFO researchers and casual tabloid followers alike, bringing a new degree of credibility, as well as scientific, spiritual and philosophical insight to the subject. Additionally, he included transcripts of himself and his wife recounting their "visitor" experiences while under hypnosis. Score one for the New Age! He is absolutely one of the fathers of the modern UFO culture, and I respect both his work, and willingness to come forth to share his experiences which I do believe happened , and putting them to the scrutiny of the public at large.
But did you know he wrote a sequel? In Transformation, Strieber hypothesized correctly, to my mind that the "visitor" phenomenon has been with us for much longer than man has been airborne, only they looked a little different in ages past. His belief was that they have always had a place in our mythology, progressively "revealing their presence" to us.
Several hundred years ago, the popular folklore pulp fiction of European medieval times was full of stories of "the fairie people," little people with big black eyes that spirited unsuspecting loners away to caves, poking them with magic wands, and returning them to society with mad tales of "visitor abduction. If the church had been snatched away, if "the end" had come by now, there would have been another group of supernatural visitors from the fringes of our fantasy realms, a different face on the same old recycled demons, to accept credit for the work of God, persuading us to believe in, and to trust and follow them.
And we would have, golden calf and all. These words were spoken by the Apostle Paul in the city of Athens. At the time, Athens was the religious and intellectual center of the known world - the "place to be" to worship at the very best temples, to see every idol to every god known, or to catch up on the absolutely freshest philosophies "All the Athenians and the foreigners who lived there spent their time doing nothing but talking about and listening to the latest ideas.
Every guru, philosophy or teaching from every age known to man had a home in Athens. It was the "New Age" capital of the "Old World.
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In this setting, to this crowd of spiritual and intellectual giants, Paul preached a new message: For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to all men by raising him from the dead Acts Much of the world believed, and turned from spiritual practices that had been common to them for generations.
Anybody associated with the current, trendy New Age movement would claim that we are only now "re-discovering" the wisdom of the ages. I submit to you that you are simply believing today the same ideas your ancestors rejected when they first heard the gospel. Hey, thanks for hanging with me this long! In the years before I was a Christian and people would try to influence me from the Bible, I would not sit still for more than a scripture or two at any given time.
I commend your patience and open-mindedness for sitting through this lengthy dissertation as long as you have. I doubt that I would have made it this far into reading this article several years ago; I was simply predisposed to reject the Bible. Up 'till now, maybe you have been also, and I appreciate your patience in allowing me to build to my conclusion. As I wind this down, stick around for meaty references to Revelation, the beast, The New World Order, , and the "end of the world as we know it!
Thanks; may God richly bless you as you continue to seek truth. Genesis 6 to "". There are references to a non-human race of giants the Nephilim mentioned in the Bible. In Genesis, the "sons of God" are mentioned in a context that definitely portrays them as spirit beings. Some UFO researchers believe that the Bible already supports the existence of our "visitors" in question, and that Christians should be eager to learn more about them, and even learn from them, instead of calling them evil spirits. In all fairness, I wish to explore this reference in this final part. Obviously, my conclusions will differ from those who believe that these passages support the benign intentions of the ETs, but they are interesting, and must be addressed in any work of this nature.
In the beginning, when the serpent approached Eve, he used a deception to convince Eve that it was okay to eat from the tree God had said not to. The Bible states that this act referred to as The Fall of Man separated Adam, Eve, and subsequently all of mankind from the close union God had originally set up. The exact same lies "the serpent" used then, are still being used with great effectiveness today, and can be found in some fashion in every - yes, every - fundamental principal of New Age doctrine detailed in depth in Appendix B - New Age, Ancient Lies.
The Fall results in a downward spiral of morality, as all humans are born into this "fallen" state. Just before this, we see the reference to the Nephilim. As the human family begins to increase in number, Genesis 6 reads The Nephilim were on the earth in those days - and also afterward - when the sons of God went to the daughters of men and had children by them.
They were the heroes of old, men of renown. They were fallen angels, and are not "at large" in the world today, but are bound awaiting final judgment. Peter mentions them twice in the New Testament - first " God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them into gloomy dungeons to be held for judgment Some believe that what we today call demons are the disembodied spirits of the Nephilim who died in The Flood, or at other points in history.
The same term, when used in the New Testament Koine Greek, is today translated "angels. But in short, there are those who speculate that the "visitors" many of us label as extra-terrestrial, are really from Earth - either the "Sons of God" - or the children from their union with early humans - the Nephilim. These people maintain that Christianity is widely ignorant of the reality of their modern existence and they're right. It is possible that the Nephilim did escape the earth before The Flood. Perhaps they have even returned from time to time, to keep tabs, and even "help us" technologically.
Perhaps they built the Pyramids. Or the "face" on Mars. The church needs to wake up to the fact that there really is some amazing and unexplainable stuff out there, and the world is fascinated past the point of obsession with it! How often have we heard that life on other planets might disprove the Bible? An ancient earth race that left or another race from the stars truly is the best logical explanation for these structures. Many people groups from all over the world have similar ancient beliefs in "star people," who at one time "visited" their ancestors, and believe that these same beings will one day return.
Since there is no historical account, in or outside of the Bible, that tells of their extinction, it really may not too be far-fetched to imagine that they could still be around somewhere. Noah spent years building the ark. What else do you suppose the Nephilim might have spent their spare time building? This cannot be ignored or understated. The Nephilim, these disobedient angels, and their frequent visitations of humankind, were a major cause of the evil state mankind was in, resulting in the judgment of destruction from God.
Just because they are mentioned in the Bible does not alone make them good.
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Except that we tried that one already, remember? The Tower of Babel never made it to its destination, but those who inspired its building have been waiting an awful long time to get us to try it again. At this point, getting into the idea that Ezekiel chapter 1 mentions a UFO would weary the average reader. If this is important to you, you know who you are.
The first verse of that passage points out that it was a vision into the heavenly realm, the throne of God, not the night desert sky of highway The creatures mentioned had four faces man, ox, lion, and eagle - a common messianic description of Jesus , four wings and feet like a calf. Remember the visions from Daniel and Revelation from earlier?
Ezekiel also later had a vision of skeletons coming together into an army. Especially the constantly recurring themes - like God, and sin, and judgment? There is "buzz" among the UFO community that much of our most modern technology comes from the "wreckage" recovered from the Roswell, New Mexico incident, and perhaps other such finds. Many among the UFO community , Streiber included, hypothesize that the visitors have been intentionally active in the development of our technology , guiding us for perhaps even many centuries.
The numerous "sightings" of UFOs this century have always been of aircraft styles just ahead of what man was capable of at the time that the general public knew of, that is. Balloons and cigar-shaped blimps were reported around the turn of the century in numerous newspapers, and since World War II the unidentifiable craft reported have been exceptionally fast and maneuverable, compared to the norm for the time period.
There is much speculation that our government has either captured or recovered "alien" craft, perhaps even been in communication with their pilots, and has been involved in secret research and development for some time. Many sightings occur curiously near to military bases, suggesting either that the visitors are purposely helping the government to develop more advanced aircraft, or simply that the newest "space-age" technology, including anti-gravity, and "warp-drive" ships, are tested frequently at these locations. Some believe the government may even hoax some sightings, in keeping with the agenda of preparing us for some future announcement.
Aside from the possibility of demonic influence in the construction of the Tower of Babel, am I really stretching this thing too far in suggesting that demons could have a role, or a purpose, for guiding our technology? For somehow influencing our government and scientists? In other words, does the Bible make any mention of any such demonic use of technology? The Mark of the Beast. As mentioned earlier, the governments and religions of the world are on a fast track to merging into a one-world system. To be workable, of course, necessity will demand a common economic unit, such as has been introduced to the European market.
It has already been stated that scripture predicts the rise of this one-world government, and that it will be run under satanic rulership. Furthermore, Revelation also mentions even the system of monetary exchange that will prevail during this brief time period less than three and one-half years , and modern technology will play the most crucial role in bringing it about. Shortly after the beast assumes his place of " He had two horns like a lamb, but spoke like a dragon. He exercised all the authority of the first beast on his behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed.
And he performed great and miraculous signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to earth in full view of men At this time, the second beast institutes a worldwide financial system which one must be part of in order to conduct any type of business, including, presumably, grocery shopping. His number is This has left some events of the book of Revelation a little hard to piece together into a believable probability, much less an immediate future.
Everyone would have to be assigned a separate number at birth. These "scanner devices" would have to be in every grocery, hardware, department and convenience store, and every product would have to be marked with this computerized bar-code…. And I believe that it is a gift from God. However, scripture points out that Satan will, in this case, use these or similar devices for his purposes - that a demonic influence to the application of our inventions is certain.
Just before the end of the cold war era, in the mid-eighties, DC Comics published one of their best-selling and thereby, culture influencing series ever. The master stroke to his plan was to attack New York City, kill millions of people, and trick the world into thinking that we were under alien attack! In a departure from your typical last-minute rescue scenario, the other heroes failed to stop him in time, and he did it.
It was the greatest deception ever, but guess what? The reader is treated to scenes of flags joined together, and a new dawning for mankind as we approach the millennium. In Independence Day , we saw the same scenario repeated, but this time, with "real" alien invaders. World leaders joined forces, uniting the planet, giving us the feel-good ending we all really wanted again, despite the massive death toll.
As mentioned earlier, a worldwide belief in life on other planets, whether they pose a threat or not, demands that we become a united world. Every form of popular fiction that we enjoy has become saturated with this message , with increasing popularity and financial success. To our collective unconscience, it seems that our world stands on the brink of destruction. But through our popular fiction, and the New Age movement in general, there is an audible whispering to our souls, to our collective mind, that that the current path of the human family has us on a collision course with a brave new world - one that involves the death of unprecedented millions to bring about, one that involves our entire planet joining as one, one that involves ancient karma and a New Age upon the earth - one that will finally achieve world peace, a utopia, for those who will make the jump.
They are obviously more advanced technologically. They are highly evolved spiritually, as well.
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They have achieved peace on their home-world s. They are here to help us. They are greatly concerned about stopping the certain ecological destruction of the planet, which we have callously unleashed. They will unite us. They will save us from nuclear holocaust. They will show us the way. They will give us the secrets of space travel technology, and possibly allow us to join them. Here and now, the line gets drawn For those who will receive it, this is what The Bible has to say about the end of this age, and the beginning of the new one.
The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refuse to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth One might be tempted especially Christians to believe that God would not send a delusion.
The Lord has decreed disaster for you. I believe this passage illustrates the nature of the delusion God will release upon the earth in the final days. For all those who refuse to love the truth, "and so be saved," a greatly convincing falsehood will permeate the whole of society. Chief among the "prophets with lying spirits in their mouths," in our time, will be those telling us to trust in visitor intervention to solve our problems…. Of course, we are no doubt concerned about the rise of natural disasters, global warming, tectonic activity, the holes in the ozone layer, and rightly so.
The rain forests and oceans are becoming polluted and destroyed by our own hands. Any of this alone could result in our planet becoming uninhabitable. But can it be averted? The Bible predicts that at the end of this age, and before the new one begins, natural disasters and ecological collapse will be widespread. All these are the beginning of birth pains Even before their mass "arrival," human society is becoming all too willing to believe that the space people will be able to help fix these things for us, with their advanced technology.
We will believe the lie , and put our faith in evil spirits. The Bible emphatically says though, that this world will pass away, and its ecology will be ruined. During the final years before this happens, the world will seem to fall to pieces anyway, as judgments worse than The Flood are progressively unleashed. Nothing will stop or "fix" them. Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague The sun turned black A third of the earth was burned up , and all the green grass was burned up A third of the sea turned into blood, a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died Realize that these disasters happen over a period of time, perhaps years, not all at once.
For many false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform signs and miracles to deceive the elect - if that were possible. So be on your guard; I have told you everything ahead of time. To those who are unlearned of what Jesus taught, it will be very possible, easy even, to deceive through false signs and miracles. Demonically inspired technology, producing alien craft, landing on the White House lawn complete with fallen angels smiling for the cameras would fit this bill. The ultimate message of the visitors is, and will be " We now look at human history as an almost embarrassing mix of primitive and pagan societies, praying and dancing to the "spirits of the air" Eph 6: Death notwithstanding, during those days, men will also be longing to hitch a ride off-planet.
He is now their "Beloved Son. Pierre Charles Dubreuil of Quebec, sent me this picture and link to their website which I will not supply. His E-mail ended with "What you have written about has already begun If one assumes the events of the book of Revelation to occur in chronological order of the chapters, history still continues after this first series of plagues, and God sends two true prophets with miraculous powers Rev After their deaths the one-world ruler emerges, forcing everyone to receive "the mark.
If anyone is to be killed with the sword, with the sword he will be killed: He will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment rises forever and ever. There is no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and his image, or for anyone who receives the mark of his name. At this point, the world as a whole will be turned against Christians, in a violent way. And the death toll for utopia has already been deemed acceptable…. But somewhere in the midst of this great social intolerance, resulting in the jailing captivity and death sword Rev At some unknown point - before, during or after these first judgments - Jesus will intervene to take his people, those who have "born again," away from the Earth The Rapture will occur.
Copyright Tom Tottleben. Millions of Christians will disappear, leaving a stunned world to wonder, where to? The question now is, are you going to continue to believe it? Nor did they repent of their murders, their magic arts, their sexual immorality or their thefts. After the Rapture of the Church, mixing with the signs, wonders and light shows of the false prophet s , there will be mass sightings and landings of UFOs.
Expect actual, physical craft - some even made in the U. This fits with the Genesis 6 passage, as well as the many reports of sexual "experiments" connected with modern abduction stories. Spurred on by false Christs and New Age gurus, working amazing miracles, the remainder of the population will be called to firmly unite as one world and to ignore, by the way, that one lone angel preaching the gospel to the whole earth - Revelation Now that our alien "spirit guides" are here to show us the way, our race is finally ready to "evolve," to make the jump, into the next phase of peace and prosperity, into our utopia Oh well, they had their chance.
He is patient with you , not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare. Since they received credit for The Rapture - that is, for getting so many people off the earth once already - the visitors will generously offer, for those who want to go, the chance to escape the end of the world, the chance to sail away.
And the response will be phenomenal. Seating may become limited, however, but for those truly "advanced souls," there will surely be a more "spiritual" way out provided - such as killing yourself and boarding the next available comet hey, it worked once already, and that was just a trial run! But they can only take you to where they came from. They will be tormented forever, day and night: Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. Friend, I hope reading this has made some difference in your way of thinking about the UFO phenomenon.
The belief that the visitors are gods, or aliens, or angels, or spirit guides, has deceived mankind, in one form or another, for all of human history. They have led age after age of society away from the true and living God, and will continue to deceive multitudes into following them, wherever they propose to take us, and ultimately, where they themselves are going…. The Styx lyric quoted at the beginning of this writing, from the song Come Sail Away , more accurately portrays the truest nature of this deception better perhaps than this entire article does.
The same lie was continued at the Tower of Babel, then in medieval Europe, and is today propagated by a new reign of demonic powers - extremely popular, and user-friendly demons! Warm, fuzzy, and oh-so lovable movie-star demons! And we pay top dollar for it. Time was, we used to just ask them to make it rain.
We used to just chant their songs But that was just for starters. That was just the warm-up band. But as of now, consider the stage set and the audience primed, and your belief in benevolent alien spirit- guides has won you a front-row seat. So go ahead, fire one up, then look up in the sky….
The killer light show should be starting any minute now…. Are you ready to rock? Mankind was created to inhabit the stars, I believe A one thousand-year reign with Christ on earth is promised before even the final judgment Rev Resurrected believers are promised a body like His 1 John 3: Where will we go, and what will we do with bodies and powers like that in eternity? With a "new heaven and a new earth" Rev The "heavenly realms," now occupied by demonic powers Eph 6: We are born with a God-given longing for the stars.
The wide popularity of movies and television shows about space travel bears testimony to this. I believe that Satan has played on that missing part of our destiny for eons, tempting us with space travel before the proper time.
Just like the tree in the garden, he tricks us into going after something we want, but without going to God to get it. But God is actually pleased to give us the entire kingdom! The "fixes" can be nice, but if you want to know truth, and lasting peace and joy, start here For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: If the faith to believe the gospel has grown in your heart for the first time, call to Him now, and you will be born again - destined to live forever, to rule the universe and reign with Christ for all eternity Your Word has convinced me.
It rings too true to walk away from. I believe that the Bible is your true word to man, that Jesus truly is Lord of all, and I do believe with my heart that Jesus died in my place, on a cross, for my sins, and rose again after three days. By your Spirit in me, I now turn from my old life of following the evil one, and choose to follow Jesus as my Lord. I pray to you now for eternal life, and I thank you for it.. It really is that simple. Just because you finally asked, with a pure intention, Jesus will reveal Himself more and more fully to you in the days ahead.
His Spirit will teach you, and lead you into all truth. Eternity begins for you today. Yours because His, Peace,. When it's you who have to wonder if tonight's the night you're going to be dragged from your bed I know what you may be thinking: I present the Biblical info first, because only The Word of God bears eternal fruit and to live up to my title! So far, this writing has only potentially affected your spirit, in a way that you are likely to not be consciously aware of, and perhaps entertained your mind, somewhat.
Thanks for indulging me, and the logical approach is soon to come. But my next trick is to steal your heart It's another day in my new life. Occasionally I still forget that I'm a Christian now, and a dream like that one is a sure way to take me back. Outside, in keeping with normal Nashville "mild winters," we are given just a show of flurries to mark the day, to answer the prayer of many hearts for a white Christmas. My waking dream still in the forefront of my mind, a surreal reminder of what I was, I'm especially joyful today to be able to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas I went so long without knowing.
This is the day that we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, Messiah. This is the day the whole world remembers that God became flesh, and dwelt among us. It's because of this day that I was called out of darkness into his marvelous light. And it's because of this day, that I finally know peace. But despite my waking joy, there's also this stirring in my soul this morning that won't leave me alone. It's the Lord, reminding me of my calling; he's reminding me that I still have a story to tell Of all the great things that could be said about my life as a Christian up to this point, I'm still not quite complete.
I haven't broken the silence. I haven't told anyone about the dreams that still come every now and then, or the memories that remain plain as day. Now, you may find this hard to believe, but my experience has been that there's just something about being abducted by aliens that makes your friends not want to hang out with you anymore. It's the kind of thing you tend to want to keep to yourself.
At least, you learn to. Actually, you want to talk about it more than anything, but just try it sometime, and you'll know what I mean. You see, I'm happy now. I like my life, a lot. I don't want to risk that by telling people any "mad tales of visitor abduction. I've got the answer.
And once every blue moon someone at work actually asks me, as a Christian, what's my opinion about ufos. And I so want to tell them, but I can't. So yes, I know I've still got a book to write, a story to tell. Earlier this year, thirty-nine intelligent people committed suicide in order to rendezvous with aliens. Could I have made a difference? The movies are coming out quicker, the public is more and more fascinated with "them" than even I would have thought possible, and a public "landing" or announcement could be only weeks away.
The gates of hell are prevailing. Gotta go be Noah, now. Gotta go be a lunatic, and tell the world what's coming So for the last two months, that's all I did. I got me a webpage and started writing. Once the first page, the "waking dream" portion, was out in the open, apart from finding the time the rest came easily. I'd been writing it in my head for years. Now it gets a little hard again, but I'm more sure of my calling now, as well.
This part is for you who need to hear from another who's been there, and who knows the way out - who knows the way home. For the first time, I wish to write down the memories, dreams and perceptions that have, as an adult, caused me to believe that, as a child, I experienced what the world calls a "close encounter. If you've read Come Sail Away , by now you know that I believe the experience in general is real, but demonic in origin. The purpose of these demons dressing up and playing E. Let me be very plain here, and downright offensive: That is why they do it. And they certainly had my attention.
In one sense, I'd rather just find out that I am insane after all, or that I was simply abused, in a more "normal" way early on, and just made up a lot of cover fantasies to escape the trauma a theory popular among certain ufo "debunkers". However, it's only in contemplating the sheer number of these memories, that I come to the conclusion that I have; that perhaps the imaginary friends of my childhood weren't quite so imaginary after all.
And not nearly as friendly as they'd made themselves out to be, either. I believe that probably the chronologically first incident happened when I was four or five, and it was nighttime. I was crying, and running through my house, being chased by what I later described as big cats. Not just one or two, but it seemed the house was full of them. Every room that I would run into would bring me face-to-face with another set of these giant eyes that were after me. I would run from one, and straight toward, or into, another one.
They were trying to hold me down so they could eat me. I was terrified and it went on and on. In the morning, I told my grandmother, who lived with us then, about the "cats" in the house, and I remember being furious with her, full of that five-year old sort of righteous anger, for telling me that it was just a bad dream. I hated being dismissed, because I was still scared and she didn't believe me. I suppose I could tell a joke here about always wanting a dog from then on, but we had two. Yes, maybe it was a dream, but it was a dream that I would have again.
Sometimes in dreams we see ourselves from a slight distance, as if in the third-person a case for astral projection, to some. This one is like that. I hate to admit it, but from somewhere in my childhood, a dream perhaps, there's an image, or memory, of seeing myself standing in my front yard at nighttime bathed in a light coming from "above.
There's this impression that she's very proud of me, except that she's also very scared. But this time, I'm doing okay. Things seem to be going pretty well actually. I'm the center of attention, standing out there wearing what seems to be some kind of white pullover robe, open only at the neck, sleeves and feet. The kids from next door are also in the picture, as well as other "people. The visual image-memory-whatever, of the neighborhood kids and other figures is also from my own eyes, not only a third-person view.
The two images are almost transposed - I'm seeing both at the same time, or very close to the same time. I'm around seven or eight now. Probably the most vivid memory or "lucid" dream was simply me having a conversation with a praying mantis. That's just the best way to describe it. I say praying mantis because that's what it looked like - these big, black eyes, it's insect-like quick, short movements, and matter-of-factness while talking to me. Make that communicating; I really can't say for sure whether its mouth moved.
This one happened in broad daylight, outside in my driveway I'm about the same age as above; we moved a lot then, and I can pin down my age by which house we were living in. There's no conscience memory of what was said between us, or for how long we spoke, but I was definitely being taught something. I was its pupil, sitting somewhat impatiently still for my lesson. There's no other memories of real, or normal, life that associate with this event; what I mean is that I don't remember what I was doing before our little talk, and nothing special that happened afterward.
This could suggest that it was a dream, since there's no chronology to fit with it, but the overall feeling is that it was simply so normal to me that the memory just doesn't stand out. I didn't run crying to anyone, and there's no feeling of fear or trauma. Once it left, I most likely went back to playing by myself in the front yard. While I do know that I didn't particularly care for them, it's as if I was just used to it by then.
The above memories stand out to me as being the most "real. This next incident was definitely a dream - at least definitely in the sense that I remember thinking about it the next day as dream. It was one of those long, goes on for hours type of dreams. It seemed allegorical, and I eventually forgot about it along with all of the others above until I was twenty years old.
At the beginning of the dream, many of the neighborhood kids the same ones and I are running through the woods that bordered our back yards, just playing. We come out into an open area that leads us into a futuristic looking city. The people in the city are both human and non-human that is, they're four to five feet tall or so, skinny, big white heads with big, black eyes; you know, those guys and their presence was no big deal to the human inhabitants of the city.
The group of us either wanders, or are led, into a room where we all sit down in a semi-circle to watch a TV set. Many things have changed ,yet stayed the same in the twenty years span for the friends. Abby and her husband Sam along with their twin teenage sons are celebrating twenty years of being married by taking her friends on a cruise. Caroline in now a high-profile Magazine writer and is with her boyfriend Javier. Caroline is hoping for a proposal, but is Javier, who has been with her three years on board with that?
Single Mom Lee, is trying to stabilize her relationship with her daughter Lacey, who has changed since her first year of college. This is a heartwarming, captivating and endearing story of friendship, sisterhood, family, love, faith and hope. Jun 30, Darcy rated it liked it. On our road trip this summer, I flew through this one in one day.
Good thing the husband was driving! I really liked the idea of this book, but honestly, I found myself skimming through some of the more uninteresting parts. The story focuses on three former roommates in college and how they try to get together once a year. This year, one of the women invites the other two, along with their immediate families, to go on a cruise so she and her husband can renew their vows after 20 years of marriage On our road trip this summer, I flew through this one in one day. This year, one of the women invites the other two, along with their immediate families, to go on a cruise so she and her husband can renew their vows after 20 years of marriage.
All three of the women are dealing with their own issues, so each chapter jumps around and focuses on each woman at a time. The only one I was remotely interested in was the daughter, and even then, she was a bit shallow. The ending just seemed to appear without a whole lot of resolution, so that was rather disappointing.
There were parts of the story that seemed a little too full of fluff, and there were other parts that made me wonder. Like whatever happened to the other twin after his brother got in trouble? It just wasn't a very memorable read for me. Jun 15, Julie rated it it was ok. Too cutesy and fluffy for me. Not much depth and I think I needed a bit more out of the characters. Probably be a good read on the deck of a cruise for easy reading. May 23, Bruna Morais added it. The heart of the book is friendship: Abby is celebrating her 20th anniversary and invites her two best friends to go on an amazing cruise that stops in Bermuda.
Caroline goes with her boyfriend and expects a proposal after 3 years in a serious relationship. Lee goes with her year-old daughter Lacey, attempting to get along with her like old times as they have been distant since she moved away to college. The The heart of the book is friendship: The highlight of the story, which makes the book nearly impossible to put down, is the secret that Abby wants to share with her best friends.
Right at the beginning of the book you will find yourself choosing your favorite character and cheering them on. The Summer Sail is a light read but intense at the same time. This book will make you think about friendship and its importance in both good and bad times. Fun in the Sun! Cruising to Bermuda for a 20th Wedding Anniversary with college friends leads to new adventures not yet imagined!
Who wouldn't turn down an invite for a cruise among friends? Especially with friends who have confided in you, trusted your instincts, and valued your opinions. Friends like Abby , Caroline, Lee and daughter Lacey will always have be there for one another offering love , mutual support and understanding. Abby decides along with Sam to bring everyone together to renew h Fun in the Sun! Abby decides along with Sam to bring everyone together to renew her vows showing not only their love but the love of friendship.
However, how much do you know about your friends especially those you've known for a number of years? What will be revealed on this cruise? What new outcomes must be approached with caution? Will the relationships survive once the truths are revealed? Life is not a guarantee nor is health and well being. So what god forbid would happen if a tragedy or illness hops aboard? Will the friendship become stronger or fall apart at the seams? This is purely magical and I loved every minute of it. What a wonderful way to begin the summer Lee wants to bring her college age daughter, Lacey, to get closer to her and repair their frayed relationship but Lacey may be hiding a secret of her own.
Caroline is bringing her long term boyfriend and hoping for an engagement or at least some sign that he wants to be with her for the long haul. Abby is hiding her own secret and reason for bringing everyone together. I really liked this story. It's a good story of friendship and why it's so important to surround yourself with really good people. Although Abby is definitely hiding the biggest secret no spoilers , everyone else is hiding their own hopes and fears throughout the book.
Part of the fun of this book is seeing how the characters initially hide things from each other only to realize how important it is to let your friends in to help you when you need it! The pacing and the writing of this book was great. I really liked how the author captured the warmth of the relationship between Abby, Lee, and Caroline! The author does a really good job of giving the reader just enough of a hint of where the story was going to keep you reading. I read this book super quickly because of that.
This was a great summer read about friendship! May 22, Samantha March rated it it was amazing. Right off the bat I was hooked on the story of three college friends who reunite on a cruise ship. We follow Abby, Caroline and Lee, and even though they have their own busy lives, families, and careers, their bond of friendship is still strong. Each is going through their own thing of course — Abby and her husband hiding a secret from their loved ones, Caroline hoping her boyfriend will finally propose, and Lee struggling with her suddenly sullen daughter.
This was a story that made me crave a sequel. I read this on a plane, and toward the end I simply had to finish the book, even as we hit turbulence and my motion sickness wanted to kick in. The writing is strong and moves at a quick pace, the scenery is vivid, and this is one I highly recommend. I received a review copy Jun 29, Leith Devine rated it really liked it.
I enjoyed this book very much, it's a classic "beach book". Abby and her husband Sam are celebrating their 2oth wedding anniversary with her 2 sons and she's invited her old friends on the cruise with them. Her never-married friend Lee comes with her college-aged daughter Lacey, and their friend Caroline comes with her long-time partner.
Each of the I enjoyed this book very much, it's a classic "beach book". Each of the three friends brings their own personal baggage to the cruise - Abby has a secret, Lee is struggling with her daughter, Caroline wants a proposal. As the cruise progresses, they realize that their longtime friendship is stronger than ever. I highly recommend this book. May 02, Melissa rated it liked it Shelves: This book fits the description "beach read" to a T. Lots of sun, drinks, a dash of romance, and a few minor snafus to deal with- hey, no one is perfect!
It's slowly revealed that one of the characters is sick, and while I guess this was added to give some more weight to the fluffy plot, I'm not sure that it does. It's kind of treated as a "that's a shame" rather than ever really dealing with the issue full on. Which makes sense for a beach read, but it made me wonder why it was even necessary to This book fits the description "beach read" to a T. Which makes sense for a beach read, but it made me wonder why it was even necessary to have. Over all, a cute read, and one you could easily get through in an afternoon on a beach, even after a few cocktails.
Apr 01, Ann rated it really liked it. Three women who were college friends have kept in touch over the years and decide to take their families on a cruise reunion. Twenty years have passed and Caroline, Abby and Lee are are all looking forward to hitting the beaches in Bermuda and catching up. Little do they know that one of the group is facing a health crisis, one is trying to repair her relationship with her daughter and one is hoping to get engaged as they sail in the sun. Pretty well written and realistic from my point of view a Three women who were college friends have kept in touch over the years and decide to take their families on a cruise reunion.
I'm hoping that Wendy Francis will write a follow up story that there is a little more closure with all three story lines. May 13, Sharlene rated it really liked it.