So imagine my delight when I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale House:
Consistency. Isn't that the key to everything? Parenting, dieting, Bible study..... Dictionary.com defines consistency as "steadfast adherence to the same principles, course, form, etc."
I am a dreamer. I dream multiple times per night and I remember many, if not most, of my dreams. And most of them are funky. According to Dr. Hart, everyone that is getting a good night's sleep is dreaming. We sleep in 80-90 minute cycles, the deepest of which is the dream state. So, doing the math, one would see that we have multiple dreams per night. Research shows that when we begin a new dream, the brain erases the old one. What?!! Mine are doozies, let me tell you. Just ask Pablo or my co-workers who have to hear all about them. (Natalie, are you there?)
When I was pregnant with my 3 children, I suffered from terrible nighttime anxiety and insomnia. I found these verses incredibly comforting, and still repeat them often to myself at night when I'm having trouble falling asleep. I also say them to my children to help them rest easy:
- I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8
- when you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. Proverbs 3:24