31 Days of Joy: Day 4 – Joy in Rest

It is 9:01 a.m. as I write this post.  I have been up 36 minutes.

There was no alarm clock singing its shrill song this morning, for I am not working today. (Cue Mr. Handel – Hal-le-lu-jah!, Hal-le-lu-jah!)

I woke up at 6 and promptly rolled over and fell back into a deep, restful sleep.  Every now and then I would here Rommie come into my bedroom attempting to get me out of bed, but I felt called to asleep. I could not have gotten up even if I wanted. It is as if the hand of God was holding me down, telling me to sleep.

I felt very relaxed, warm and cozy. The warmth was probably from the sun streaming through the eastern window. God knew I needed the sleep as my monkey brain was in overdrive this week chattering about the household chores, errands, and job search activities that need done. God used this restorative sleep to shut the monkey up.

Plus God knows this next week is a 48 hour work week and I need to store up the energy for it.

Thanks for the deep, relaxing sleep God. I felt very loved by and connected to you.

Now this very rested and restored blogger is off to eat her Scottish Oatmeal with 2 tablespoons ground flax-seed meal with a pinch of organic honey swirled in. Then it is off to the dry cleaners as the interview suit needs cleaned.

May you experience joy in a deep, relaxing sleep in God’s arms today.

28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 11:28

 

 

Weekend Wisdom: Make Me An Instrument

This poem by St. Francis of Assisi seemed like a good one to post this weekend.

 

Make Me An Instrument

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace, 

where there is hatred, let me sow love;

where there is injury, pardon;

where there is doubt, faith;

where there is despair, hope;

where there is darkness, light;

where there is sadness, joy. 

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;

to be understood as to understand;

to be loved as to love, 

For it is in giving that we receive;

it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;

and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

 

Weekend Wisdom: Kent Nerburn

I discovered this first quote from Kent on Guideposts Facebook page. Thanks to SearchQuotes for the other two. May you do a lot of celebrating today.

 

I believe God embedded the miraculous in the ordinary, and it is our task to discover it and celebrate it.

Kent Nerburn

Care less for your harvest than for how it is shared and your life will have meaning and your heart will have peace.

Kent Nerburn 

Love has its own time, its own season and its own reasons from coming and going. You can not bribe it or coerce it or reason it into stay. You can only embrace it when it arrives and give it away when it comes to you. 

Kent Nerburn

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