Friday, August 27, 2010


"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28

One of my greatest fears of becoming a new mom was the lack of sleep that I would inevitably endure.  I absolutely LOVE sleep.  When most people do well to get 7-8 hours of rest, I thrive on 9-10.  I think I make my husband jealous occasionally of my love affair with my bed and pillow.  

As I got closer to my baby's due date, I heard wonderful words of advice from all the seasoned veterans out there: 

"Sleep as much as you can now [while you're pregnant], because you won't be sleeping when the baby comes."  

"Moms don't really sleep" 

(and my favorite) "I haven't slept well in years."

In the middle of the night last night, I mistook my son for the cat.  (Don't ask me how or why.)  My husband came to the obvious conclusion that I'm not getting enough sleep.

While I can't help but laugh at the goofy things I do when I'm tired, I am reminded of God's awesome words of promise: "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."  Time and time again, I am amazed by how He makes this truth a reality in my life.  I am revived by Scriptures, encouraged by Christian brothers and sisters, and helped by the power of none other than His Spirit.  

And, as little Noah sleeps in this morning, I am thankful for a few moments of quiet rest.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.  Galatians 4:7

This is my journey of raising a son of mine to be a son of God's.