I was having a dream about blind chickens…which totally makes sense.
And then somehow the theme song to Jay Jay the Jet Plane overtook the tragic atmosphere.
Eventually I woke up enough to realize that I really was hearing music and picked up my alarm clock–
I stumbled down our hallway and saw light streaming from under our 3-year-old’s door.
Cracked the door open just a bit and found–
Lydia dancing with Minnie Mouse to her Jay Jay the Jet Plane music CD.
Clothes stripped off.
Minnie showing off her moves.
Lydia said: “It’s WAKE UP TIME !!!”
I said: “No. It isn’t.”
Okay, maybe I should insert…
I said, (with a growl).
All that aside, I had a difficult time going back to sleep.
Which honestly isn’t like me.
Usually I can sleep anywhere, anytime.
I’m the perfect kindergarten-nap-mat-candidate.
And so as I lay there wondering about blind chickens and such.
I decided to use the time for prayer.
And it was just a sweet time for me to talk with God.
And to listen.
And to remember in the wee-hours-of-Labor-Day-morning,
That prayer is labor.
And it changes me.
“I pray because I can’t help myself. I pray because I’m helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time- waking and sleeping. It doesn’t change God- it changes me.”
― William Nicholson, Shadowlands
So on this Labor Day (after an afternoon of family-friend-kickball and picnicking in the park),
I don’t want to miss the opportunity to tell you about my friend Rachel’s book–
It was free today and it will be free tomorrow on Amazon.
48 hours to gain a resource to encourage and enhance your prayer life.
And Rachel is a kindred spirit…
One of those with whom I felt an immediate connection.
We both write for The Better Mom and she will be one of my roommates at a writing conference I plan to attend in October (Lord willing).
I love her and I don’t want to miss the chance to pass along her offer.
Happy Labor Day to you…and may God bless your labor of prayer.
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