Saturday, March 3, 2012
A Morning Cup of Tea: Lie Down and Sleep
Good morning! Due to lack of sleep I'm not quite ready to tackle chapter 9 of John just yet, so this is a special weekend edition of a Morning Cup. <smile>
Last night was the second in a row that I could not sleep. Technically its the third night, but I got more sleep on Wednesday than the previous two nights. Stress over various things, worry over George, the youngest cat in our household (he's a homebody who likes to be near The Hubby or me, especially at bedtime, and he was MIA), nothing really major but enough to keep me awake. The Hubby was at work but was able to talk with me some during some downtime. He is very often a calming influence when I let the cares of the world get to me. He suggested a warm cup of tea and writing or art journaling.
I decided to art journal some, but i had my notebook by my side as well just in case that muse struck. I had seen earlier on Facebook the above verse from Psalms that a friend had posted and it was the perfect verse for me last night. "I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety". Can you see how reassuring and comforting that is? It's a quote I want on my bedroom wall so I can see it daily. I live in a rental so I either want to use my Cricut (tm) to cut out the verse in vinyl, or frame it in an altered frame using a nice font or alphabet stamp. I'll post a photo or two when I get it done, but it may take awhile. I did get it written down in my art journal last night though, and started the page. A friend of mine also had insomnia last night and she suggested we pray for one another. Reading the verse over and over while i wrote it and played with markers and watercolors, added to praying, helped tremendously. It didn't take long at all to put the art supplies and laptop away. Just an FYI, experts say that electronics should be shut off an hour or so before bedtime to give your brain a chance to wind down and rest. I don't always follow that advice, sad to say. That does help though.
By the way, George the missing kitty came home looking like a drowned rat shortly after praying for his safety, just before I fell asleep. Have a great day.