My schedule can easily be referred to as chaotic and I'm sure many of you can relate. Work, school, church, sports, groceries, chores... the list is endless but I'm sure I don't need to go on anyhow, because I know you can relate. Your list may differ from mine but your schedule is just as full. Many years ago I was having a conversation with Mrs. Duncan and it came up that I felt bad for sleeping in the previous day because there was so much else I should have been doing instead. I've never forgotten her response. She said Ivy, even Jesus rested... What!?! So simple but so profound to the younger me! Scripture speaks about Jesus sleeping. It was a loud and clear message to me that it's ok to sleep in from time to time. It's ok to have a lazy day when priorities permit, and not only is it ok, it's important. If we aren't taking care of ourselves, it is so much more difficult to take care of others as well as our responsibilities and callings. "In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe." Psalms 4:8


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