Monday, December 10, 2018

Sleep * Advent Open House

SLEEP






We need time to defuse, to contemplate.   
Just as in sleep our brains relax and give us dreams, 
so at some time in the day we need to disconnect, reconnect,
 and look around us.
- Laurie Colwin -

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For He grants sleep
to those He loves.
- Psalm 127:2 -


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22 comments:

  1. Oh, such sweet photos, Linda! Those grands of your are absolutely charming and adorable. Yes, sleep is one of my favorite things to do - lol!
    Blessings!

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    1. 7 years ago ... seems like an eternity, another time, another place! The youngest is now ten, the oldest 15!

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  2. This. This is a full life! Love it. :)

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  3. Oh, they're trying so hard! :) So cute, Linda!

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    1. I remember the laughter all these years later ...

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  4. Just sayin--SOME seem to NOT be sleeping! LOVE these pictures!
    Blessings!

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  5. Linda,
    Too too adorable :-) So grateful for the gift of sleep. Thanks for sharing; you made me smile today :-)

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  6. Such a sweet photo and memory. And truly sleep is a gift! Blessings!

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    1. The older we get, the more we treasure that sweet, restorative rest!

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  7. Sleepyheads abound. Nothing like an early mornin cuddle fest.

    This jumped out at me: “Just as in sleep our brains relax and give us dreams” ... we also need relaxing in our everyday lives to dream and see some dreams materialize.

    Nothing like a good nap to revitalize the afternoon. I have learned to nap, I am proud of it

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    1. I love me a good early afternoon nap, too, Carol. Dreamers, we are.

      15 minutes will do the trick!

      ;-}

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  8. I adore the photos! What fun to stage each picture! There is nothing like rest and as I read Shelly Miller's, Rhythms of Rest, I am learning more about this. Plus when we went through Invitations to Silence and Solitude together, I knew I needed to choose time that looked very different than busyness.

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    1. Our Invitation to Solitude and Silence conversations were so enriching, weren't they, Mary. Some books just beg to be savored and shared

      http://www.lindastoll.net/2018/02/invitation-to-solitude-silence-book.html?m=1

      Thanks for reminding me of the richness of those discussions. God is so good!

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