WORLD SLEEP DAY

TL WORLD SLEEP DAY (2ND FRIDAY IN MARCH)

Here’s the slogan for today:

WHEN SLEEP IS SOUND, HEALTH AND HAPPINESS ABOUND!!!

3-13 WHILE THE WORLD IS ASLEEP

I sense a pattern emerging, don’t you?  Daylight Savings time seriously diminishes my ability to stay awake.  It really does take at least a month for me to become fully functional again.  You’ve probably read the same articles I have about how they are going to stop this nonsense with the changing back and forth, but will things ever really change – or rather STOP changing?  Who knows???

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.  – Irish Proverb

It occurred to me today that while I am sleeping, God is wide awake.  What a reassuring thought that I don’t have to worry about anything while I’m in dreamland.  Even when I’m in a nightmare, I know God will not let it get too bad.  He will see to it that I wake up in time.  The big ugly dragon won’t eat me!

Are you a sound sleeper?  I sure am – when I’m asleep, nothing wakes me up!  If you can get a sound 8-9 hours of sleep each night, you should be set for any challenge the next day has to offer.

 O bed! O bed! delicious bed!
That heaven upon earth to the weary head.
– Thomas Hood, Miss Kilmansegg — Her Dream

How many times have you heard someone say, “I don’t need to sleep.  I can sleep when I’m dead.”  Well, most of the time, those are the folks who have high blood pressure and drink way too much caffeine.  Look, to get a good night’s sleep is not a waste of time, rather, a gift you give yourself.

WHEN YOU JUST WANT TO GO TO SLEEP

There’s a need for rest.  It’s the way human bodies are made – we eat, we move and then we rest.  If you try to fight sleep for long, you will eventually crash and burn – it’s as simple as that.  Don’t wait until you are tired to go to bed – just GO and sleep your 8 hours and start again the next day.

I know that God will be with me in all circumstances, but there’s just something about being well rested that makes my mind and body so much happier and I want to be my best every day, don’t you?  So…  let’s get some SLEEP, okay???  🙂

 

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS

TL MERRY CHRISTMAS

EARLY CHRISTMAS MORN
There are some fantastic Christmas Carols, and I love most of them but for different reasons. For years when I was younger, I went Christmas Caroling with the youth group in my church. I do not have a strong voice, but I must admit there was one phrase in one Carol that really got me excited and my little alto voice could belt those words out with ease. The 4th and final verse of “Joy to the World”. Please read this slowly and allow it to sink into your heart this Christmas. If ever we needed to know this truth, it is now!

He rules the world with truth and grace, and makes the nations prove the glories of His righteousness, and wonders of His love, and wonders of His love, and wonders, and wonders of His love.

Those words were penned in 1719 by Issac Watts, but how perfect for the United States in the year of our Lord, 2013.

We live in such a strange time. Technology can be used for so many good things, yet you can fall into temptation and become involved in something that is neither godly nor edifying. If you have to ask if something is going to lead to sin, then you should probably turn from it early in the game. Don’t wait for it to become sin. It could be too late by then. Use every tool for good. Shun evil and keep your eyes on the prize. It’s so easy to be sucked in to something online that seems so innocent at first. We need to be careful.

THE BIRTH OF SALVATION (USED 12-25-13)
As Lucinda Berry Hill reminds us, our Salvation was born on Christmas. We are not ever out of the reach of the Father’s forgiveness through His Son, Jesus. We will never be perfect beings, but we have a loving heavenly Father ready to help us get back on the narrow path we need to walk on.

The fact is – He does rule the world – and to the Christian heart, that is very comforting and reassuring. I’m so thankful that we serve a God that never changes. If things move it’s because we moved them, not because He did. Let that be your Christmas meditation. Merry Christ-mas everyone! ❤ ❤ ❤