Thursday, April 15, 2010

A Crazy Thing Happened On the Way to Dreamland

I've blogged repeatedly regarding my husband's unusual sleeping tendencies.  I have to say...last night seems to be in a whole different category.

To give you a little background, he is the director of development (fundraising) for a non-profit organization.  His biggest fundraiser is coming up this weekend with an attendance of close to 800 people.  Needless to say, stress levels are high around our house.  With high stress comes high strangeness out of hubby.  He's the first one to admit that.  Take 3 years ago before the 2nd biggest fundraiser, I awoke to him yelling out the window of our bedroom, "Thank YOU, Thank YOU".   Having awakened me, I guided him back to bed.  The next morning I was told that he dreamed that someone yelled "Good Luck" to him and he was being polite and saying thank you.

The other night was a little different.  According to J, he was lying awake at 1:30AM.  He was feeling a dark cloud over him and the only way he could describe it was oppression.  Never having prayed this before he said, "If this is something demonic, I pray in the name of Jesus that it be gone."

At this point he heard a huge gasp from me.  I had been asleep for 2 hours at this point.

From my perspective, I was sound asleep and in my dream a dog was being tortured and the sound I heard was like when someone steps on a dog's foot or a high pitched yelp.  This "sound" woke me from a sound sleep.  I paused and heard J rustling next to me.  I asked him, "Did you hear that?".

"What?" he said.

"It sounded like a dog being tortured."  Keep in mind this was immediately after he prayed that prayer.

He was FREAKED.  Completely freaked.

It was over dinner the following evening that he told me this story.  He started by saying, "I may have cast a demon out of you last night".  What the heck do you say to that?  He was mostly kidding but I could tell he was disturbed by what happened.

I have no idea what to make of it all other than I believe in forces outside of our realm and he could be facing some type of oppression regarding this huge fundraiser and the work that he is doing.  Any perspective my bloggy friends?


  1. I'm sure you consider some of the intricacies controversial, but at the Vineyard I know lots of (relatively normal) people who've had experiences like this. The good news is that whether or not we know what to believe, I think sometimes God gives us the awareness to know we need to pray. Maybe he didn't so much cast a demon out of you as away from you - and from bothering you and J, so close to such a critical event.
    I've had lots of weird stuff happen like that. I don't know what to do with it, but I know people who've experienced it.

  2. Whoa! I don't know what to say other than I hope you guys get a good night's sleep tonight.

  3. The Holy Spirit residing in you, K, won't allow a demon to take up residence there, but they can start hanging around. Good thing is, whatever it was, it's gone now.

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