Dee Finney's blog

start date July 20, 2011

today's date June 2, 2013

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6-2-13 - NAP DREAM - I was apparently a teenager 16 or 17 years old, living somewhere in my parent's home in the country.

It was cold outside, but not really winter yet and my parent's had gone out for the day after church to visit some people.

I was planning to surprise them by making a nice gift for some friends of theirs they could deliver later after they came back home.  It was going to be a nice surprise.

We had a shed attached to the house similar to what we would call a pantry, and I went out there to get some fruit for the gift I was going to make.

I found some nice grapes in a bowl, already taken off the vine and when I was gathering them up to take them into the house proper, I heard a noise and when I looked out the window, I saw a bear.

I was afraid of the bear naturally, so slammed the door running back  into the house proper.  I heard a noise behind me that sounded like the bear breaking into the shed behind me.

I was really terrified, and decided I should go upstairs, further away from the bear because I would be defenseless against a wild animal like that.

When I opened the door to where I thought the stairs were, I was actually in a small room next to the stairway, and in that room I came across a young blonde girl named Laurel.  She was just coloring in a book of pictures with some crayons, and I hadn't known she was there.  I invited her to come with me, and took her to the next doorway, which was the stairs.

I didn't tell her about the bear because I didn't want her to be scared like I was.

We went up the stairs, and when we got up there, we met another young blonde girl I was call Karen.  She was also coloring in a book with crayons. I didn't know the girls were in the house, and the girls didn't know I, or the other girl was in the house either.  I assumed they were cousins or something and I didn't know why my parents didn't tell me they were there - or perhaps they didn't know it either.  That was a puzzle to me.

I didn't want to tell this other girl about the bear in the shed ajacent to the house either, and both girls set about to color pictures, and I just watched, and pondered what I was going to do about the bear situation.

Some time passed, and I didn't hear any more noise downstairs, and hoped the bear had just left on its own, so I told the girls I was going to go downstairs and find us something to eat.

I went downstairs, and the grapes I had been working with were still sitting where I left them, and the bear apparently hadn't come into the house, so I called the girls down and suggsted that we take the grapes to my parent's friend's house and go visit them.

The girls were willing, so I took the grapes in a bowl, and took the girls out to a car parked in the driveway, and since we saw nor heard a bear out there, I hoped we were safe.

So I quickly drove over to where my parent's friends' house was in the dimly lit streets, and pulled into their driveway. 

There were no lights on in the house and no car in the driveway, so apparently they weren't home either, but I got out of the car and knocked on the door anyway.

A young teenager, about my own age came to the door and I asked if his parents were home, and he said 'No!  I'm here alone with some friends.  You can come in and wait for them if you like."

I didn't like the idea of being in a house full of young men alone with my two little girl companions, so I said that I would come back later, and he said that would be fine.

I felt relieved that he didn't try to make me stay there, but now I had the dilemma of worrying about what to do with the girls, and wondering if the bear was in my house at home and was afraid to go back there too.

But I decided to go back home and face my fears, and when we got there, the door to the shed was open and apparently the bear had left on its own and everything looked fine until I looked in the shed and found that all the food we had in there was gone.  All the food we had was the grapes I was going to give as a gift to my parent's friends.

And I woke up.

NOTE:  The bear represents either the economy OR Russia  (I heard Dr. Bill Deagle say the other day in an interview that Russia is doing weather war control on the U.S. to cause a drought in Texas and ruin our economy)

Name meaning  Laurel -From the name of the laurel tree, ultimately from Latin laurus.

The laurel or bay tree.
Biblical context The Biblical baby name Laurel is Latin in origin and its meaning is the laurel or bay tree. The Greek word for laurel is Daphne.

Laurel is pronounced lawr-uhl.

Laurel is an evergreen and fragrant plant with dark green, shiny leaves. Its leaves and young branches were woven into a crown with which the winner of the ancient Olympic games was rewarded.

The laurel is not mentioned by name in the Bible, but an allusion is made to it many times. The laurel crown is perishable, but true believers shall receive the crown of glory which will never fade away.

Biblical reference for baby name Laurel:
Philippians 4:1; 1 Thessalonians 2:19; 2
Timothy 2:5; 4:8; James 1:12
Strong's Bible concordance - not applicable.

Name meaning Karen 

Meaning & History
Danish short form of KATHERINE. It has been common in the English-speaking world since the 1940s.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Caja, Ina, Kaja (Danish), Caren, Caryn, Karena, Karyn, Kerena (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Katerina (Bulgarian), Ina, Kata, Kate, Katica, Tina (Croatian), Katka (Czech), Katinka, Katja, Cato, Ina, Karin, Rina, Tina, Tineke, Trijntje (Dutch), Kaisa, Kati, Riina, Triinu (Estonian), Kaarina, Kaija, Kaisa, Karin, Kata, Kati, Katri, Riina (Finnish), Kalena (Hawaiian), Kata, Katalinka, Kati, Kató, Kitti (Hungarian), Cáit, Ríona (Irish), Rina (Italian), Katrė (Lithuanian), Karina, Kasia (Polish), Cátia (Portuguese), Katenka, Katerina, Katia, Katya, Karina (Russian), Katka (Slovak), Katja, Katica (Slovene), Katja, Cajsa, Carin, Carina, Ina, Kai, Kaj, Kaja, Kajsa, Karin, Karina (Swedish), Cadi (Welsh)

Grape Symbolism

October 2, 2009

Grapes can be said to have multiple symbolisms.
For example, they are considered symbols of festivities and immortality, probably because they are used in the production of wine. However, grapes also stand for blood and sacrifice.
  Religiously, grapes brought out of the Promised Land represented the promise of a new life God made to the Israelites.
  Bacchus is known as the god of wine.

Source:  Bruce-Mitford, Miranda.  “The Ilustrated Book of Signs and Symbols,” Dorling Kindersley Limited, London, 2004.