Bad dreams, nightmares, night terrors; however you label them, their result is never pleasant. I had another one of less dreaded dreams last night.
Doctors blame it on military related PTSD, despite the cause, these nasty images that bombard my sleep shake me up. I wake up panicked and it takes my mind awhile to accept that I’m safe.
I know I am not alone in my struggle. I am planning to write a short devotional pertaining this subject in the near future. Until then, I want to share a verse that comforts me when my sleep is disturbed. I hope it brings you comfort as well.
In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O LORD, will keep me safe.
Psalm 4:8 NLT
Be blessed and sleep peacefully my friends. 🌙😌💤
Today, my daughter started BioChemistry Camp. She sent me this photo moments after her class started. I am honored that she has inherited my love of learning.
I am very blessed to be able to send her to enrichment programs. Growing up, I didn’t have the same opportunities. My parents didn’t really grasp my strong academic mind (I’m adopted). I was fortunate that many inspiring teachers crossed my path and challenged me to excel.
Motivate your children into excellence. They are our future. Plus, nerds rule. I love my cute nerd. ❤️❤️❤️
Pictured above my puppy sleeps peacefully knowing his every need will be provided. He doesn’t have a care in the world because he knows his master will take care of him.
We can also rest easy knowing our Master will provide for our needs. Be blessed and not stressed. 🙂
This little birdie came up to me while I was enjoying a pastry on the patio of a local coffee house. He just sat there, looking at me, waiting on me to share my tasty treat with him. He looked amazed when I didn’t share.
This incident reminded me of Matthew 6:26. Yes, if God takes cares of the birds, how much more will He provide for us. He is Jehovah Jireah, The Lord our Provider.
Pictured above is a cocoon I’ve been observing. I watched the little caterpillars wiggle and squirm for days until they rested in their safe haven. Now, they wait for their transformation into gorgeous butterflies.
I love this living example of new life. It inspires me to be my best. I’m reassured knowing that God can turn an unattractive little worm (caterpillar)
into a beautiful butterfly. Something that just creeps around into a flying creature, increasing its altitude immensely.
Just think, how much more God can do with you. 🙂 All you have to do is allow Him to, just like the caterpillar, stop struggling and rest. “Be still and know He is God”.
May you transform into all the greatness God has created you to be. 🙂
This gorgeous statue is outside the coffee house I’m about to go into. It’s so lovely. It reminds me how we all need to continue to accept gentle guidance from our elders. I love the way the “grandpa” gently holds the little girls chin up as he looks into her eyes. I wish I could hear the wisdom he is about to impart to her.
Treasure your mentors 🙂
Happy 4th of July! Many people will give you this nice greeting today. Yet, I urge you to stop and ponder today’s meaning for a moment. Today, on Independence Day, pause to give gratitude to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom we so eagerly enjoy.
Fellow veterans, I salute you, and of course the spouses, kids, parents, grandparents, siblings, and friends supporting our freedom fighting.
Happy Independence Day to All!
If you or someone you know lost a loved one in the call of duty, may I suggest “Thank You for Your Hero”. It is a devotional collection (3of which I wrote) and all proceeds aid families.
Click below to go to the booklocker site to purchase.
Thank You for Your Hero