Tucked In

As a child, it was comforting to be tucked in, snug and warm in a familiar soft blanket. When the blankets were all around, it seemed that nothing could get me from under the bed or outside in the hallway. And when the bad dreams came, a hand of comfort from a caring parent could calm and send me back to sleep.

So I was so encouraged this morning to discover a treasure of a Bible verse:

“You hem me in – behind and before; You have laid Your hand upon me.” – Psalm 139:5

Tucked in by God. Protected by His blanket of angels. Patted back to calm by His mighty hand.

What an image of peace. Of His great love for us. Of protection. Of safety.

You are loved, I am loved. Beyond imagination and measure.

Love, Lisa

Feeling Crabby?

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“I’m up….I’m up!”

Some days we just wake up on the wrong side of the bed, and feel, well….kind of like this cute little guy.  So if you’re feeling crabby this morning, check out a few moments of a real crab’s day.

"I must still be tired....or sand is in my eyes."

“I must still be tired….or sand is in my eyes.”

"That's it....back to bed, my nice little hole in the ground."

“That’s it….back to bed, my nice little hole in the ground.”

Thanks to the obliging Outer Banks crab who kindly posed for these photographs.  🙂  Slainte, Lisa

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Sleep….Good

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Sleep…what’s not to like?  Blankets….good.  Pillows….good.  Total relaxation….good.  🙂  I had a great night’s sleep last night; mostly due to my hubby’s return from Africa all safe and sound.  God is so good.  Here are some of my favorite quotes about sleep.  (I realize that talking about sleep on a Monday morning borders on cruel and unusual punishment, but hey, it will give you something to look forward to for tonight. 🙂  )  Blessings, Lisa

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

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Finish each day before you begin the next, and interpose a solid wall of sleep between the two. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing cures insomnia like the realization that it’s time to get up.  ~Author Unknown

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If people were meant to pop out of bed, we’d all sleep in toasters.  ~Author unknown

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Oversleeping: A Tale of Contentment and Consternation

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The Setting:  A dark, rainy, overcast, soft morning

The Scene:  All occupants of the house are blissfully sleeping, happy and snug in their nice warm beds under mounds of blankets.

The Precipitating Moment:  Youngest occupant of the house awakens, which alerts the other sleeping people of life past the bedcovers.

Pinnacle of the Action:  Oldest occupants glance casually at the clock and discover, that, oh my goodness, they have seriously overslept!

Predictable and Cliched Outcome:  Mad clash of running around, skipping morning routines, racing heartbeats, leading to eventual calming as bus is made, truck takes off for work.

Lesson Learned:  Double check alarm tonight.  🙂

Have a peaceful and hopefully un-consternated day.  Slainte, Lisa