Words of Hope: The Book of Peace

Shann had his first dream of my Dad last week. He had been wondering when he would have one. He woke up and told me, “Your Dad came to visit me in my sleep last night.” I immediately started to cry. Shann said he dreamed Dad got into his mustang and drove with him. Dad was smiling with joy, and he had a book in his hand. Shann said he dreamed Dad looked at him with so much joy and said, “This is a book of peace, and it is for Jennifer.” 

How did Dad know I needed this book of peace? I sat next to a longtime friend, Jamie Smart at the Gonzaga Women’s game. She asked about Dad, especially with NBC. I told her Dad had been sick for so long, we have been running virtually without him since about 2014. But what I missed the most was the call to ask Dad for his advice. I loved to listen to his insight. Shann’s dream reminds me I have the book of peace available to me at all times. I can go to it day or night and find the wisdom I need. Dad was wise because he listened deeply to God’s word.

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” – John 14:2