Posts Tagged "rest"

Weird but Wonderful Day

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Articles | 0 comments

Weird but Wonderful Day

It’s been a weird day.  Snow squalls kept me trapped in the house (That isn’t the weird part.  It’s February in Upstate New York.  That’s pretty much the norm.), unable to spend the day at the church working on the bulletin, a task I enjoy on a weekly basis.  The wind has blown; the temperature has dropped; the sky has been gray and dismal.  I didn’t sleep well last night, so I’m tired.  I’ve had the attention span of a two year old.  I’ve walked from window to window.  I’ve jumped from one magazine article to another.  I have accomplished almost nothing today (I...

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Expansive Beauty

Posted by on Aug 24, 2014 in Articles | 1 comment

Expansive Beauty

“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament shows His handiwork.”  Psalm 19:1     It was another hard-to-sleep night.  I tossed and turned, but sleep eluded me (I know, I know, common theme in my writing, but it’s a repeat event in my life).  You can stare at the ceiling for just so long, wrestle with the sheets just so many times before you finally decide to get up for a few minutes.  “Maybe a little stroll through the quiet, dark house will help me to settle down and go to sleep,” I thought, throwing the covers off and searching the floor with my toes...

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Be Still

Posted by on Aug 5, 2014 in Articles | 1 comment

Be Still

“Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with his mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.”  Psalm 131:2     I’ve never been able to just “be still.”  I get restless if I have to sit for too long without something to occupy my mind.  I can read for hours, and I can sit still for a good movie or a good performance.  But just sitting, forget it.  It won’t be long and I’m looking for something to do.  If there’s something I have to get done, sitting long enough to eat breakfast can drive me nuts.  I want to dive in and complete...

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Peace of Mind

Posted by on Nov 8, 2013 in Articles | 2 comments

Peace of Mind

“…The Lord is at hand.  Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be known to God; and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 4:5-7   When I was a child, I had a lot of nightmares.  My father was military and was often away from home.  He would be called away for months at a time – for an entire year when I was sixteen.  During those times, I was horribly afraid.  I had terrible dreams about things that could happen to my mother,...

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Sleepless

Posted by on Jan 14, 2013 in Articles | 2 comments

Sleepless

It’s one of those sleepless nights.  I hear the rain pattering the roof.  It’s a gentle rain, not one of those driving, blow your roof off and terrify the dog kind of rains.  It’s the kind that usually lulls me into a blissful slumber.  Added to the sweet sound is the snow that has fallen over the past weeks melting and running off the roof in a constant waterfall.  So, I should be off in some wonderful dream, relaxing away the work and tension of the day.  Instead, I lay awake, staring at the ceiling, listening to the outside world.   Most nights that I can’t sleep, it’s...

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