National Nap Day

yawnToday is the only way a person can make some sense out of Daylight Savings Time.  You may ask: “What’s so special about today?”

Today is National Napping Day, so go ahead and enjoy a big yawn and a little shut-eye of a nap.  When I was a kid, I detested nap, but I’ve become quite an expert in this somewhat healthy habit.

The Wall Street Journal has provided and infographic that will make a daydream believer out of you.how-to-take-the-perfect-nap_52261da483ffd_w1500

Resting from the labors of life is one thing, but you also need to remember to rest in the Lord:

  • Psalm 23 reminds us that God will revitalize and restore us.
  • Matthew 11 is an invitation to come to Jesus for rest
  • Revelation 14:13 is a promise of that day when God’s children will rest from their labors.
  • Even God rested on the 7th day after He had finished His creation.

Any day can be a cupcake day; but a nap is like the frosting that tops it off.

 . . . May God Bless You With Sweet Dreams . . .

One Hand and One Drink

images (4)I had one of those nights.  I went to bed at my usual time and woke up at the normal hour.  Based on the number of hours I was in bed, I should have been able to call it a good night’s sleep.

But, it was one of those nights.  I had one crazy dream after another.  They were random and senseless, and I awoke feeling like I had not rested.

I did discover a new word.  It’s a word I’ve never heard before, and I wonder if there was something in one of those weird dreams that lead me to the word GURFA.

The origin of GURFA is Arabic.  It is used in reference to the amount of water that a person can hold in one hand. Other than discussing it here, I doubt I will ever give much consideration to GURFA again.

I’m not too concerned with the amount of water that person can hold in one hand.  I am, however, very interested in the one person who can hold, in one hand, all the water you and the rest of the world will ever need.

Jesus is this person, and He said:  “Everyone who drinks this water will get thirsty again and again. Anyone who drinks the water I give will never thirst—not ever. The water I give will be an artesian spring within, gushing fountains of endless life (John 4:13-14 ~The Message).”