Lack of

sleep.jpgSleep, not money.

I am notorious for getting to bed late. Really late. I have to get up by 6:30ish four mornings a week. I cash in on my deprived state on Saturdays and then wake up with whopper headaches from having slept too long.

I’m in love with coffee and I have to thank Christina a million times for sharing with me the secret of making a good plunger coffee. I utilised it this morning (from memory) and it was so much better! Caffeine quite seriously helps me get going before my mind fully wakes up.

There was an article in the MX the other day about Women not getting enough sleep. (Please don’t read the MX it’s full of so much crap). Sleep is the first thing that gets sacrificed to gain some more time. Work is the last.

Last night at youth we were discussing our ideal life. Mine included perpetual sleeping and the presence of a huge, wonderful bed. I love sleep.

In vain you rise early
and stay up late,
toiling for food to eat
for he grants sleep to those he loves.”
-Psalm 127:2 (NIV)

“It’s useless to rise early and go to bed late,
and work your worried fingers to the bone.
Don’t you know he enjoys
giving rest to those he loves?”
-Pslam 127:2 (MSG)

Any idea where else the Bible talks about sleep?

Shutting off from everything and recovery through sleep is simply quite amazing. You couldn’t do life without it… in sleeping you are in some very normal way submitting to God. You are relinquishing your control.

Sleep. Stop.

It doesn’t happen easily.

Carolyn from Solo Femininity has written: Finite Creatures and the Gift of Sleep. What do you think of sleep when you cast it under the ‘spiritual discipline’ light?

And another article from Boundless about sleep which I just found then: A Third of our Lives.

2 Comments

  1. said:

    Sleep is a spiritual discipline I might be able to succeed in…. Glad the coffee worked out for you!

    March 17, 2007
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  2. Jaclyn said:

    “I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone O Lord make me dwell in safety.”
    Psalm 4:8

    That’s my favourite verse on sleep!! It makes me think less about the stuff that scares me (like when tomorrow comes, and the things i have to do and haven’t done) and sleep more. I am safe with God, nothing can come between that.

    Miss you Bec!!!
    Mmm.. sleep…….. i should go do that too now 🙂
    What a lovely thought.

    March 18, 2007
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