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“Were We Snoring?”


     “Were we snoring?”

     “One of you was.”

     Driving through part of Spain as we traveled to Cordoba, Don and I slept. We didn’t just doze. We slept deeply. Our Mercedes bus was comfortable, and our seat backs just tall enough to rest our heads with ease.

     Between naps we watched the lush countryside pass by.





Thousands upon thousands of olive trees.SONY DSC

Old Windmills. 

Lush, fertile farmland. 

Sheep grazing, their shepherd and his dog ever watchful.

And we slept. It strikes me how wise and gracious God was in building into our DNA the need for sleep and restoration. He could have created us to keep going–think how much more we could accomplish for the kingdom. But I am glad He didn’t. He created us with a need for regular, renewing sleep.


I’m usually a good sleeper. Sometimes, however, my mind whirls through all the topics taking up real estate in my brain … where we will go tomorrow, what we will see, whether I have out all I need, whether I’ve thought of all I needed to complete before going on this trip.

Will Mom remain well?

Are our dogs ok?

Did we pay all the bills?

Sometimes I get up, knowing sleep is beyond me. It’s often my most productive time. After several hours’ of work, I’m very happy to fall asleep, to rest. I need, and want, that renewal God wants to grant.

“He gives to his beloved sleep.”

Speaking of which, I think it’s time for a nap!


  1. Lisa Hamil says:

    Carol, What a beautiful presentation. Are you available for consultation? I could use some help…
    Blessings, Lisa

    1. carolnl says:

      Thank you Lisa. Let’s work out a time to get together and I can show you how I put this together.

  2. Lisa Hamil says:

    Beautiful presentation. I enjoyed it.

  3. Robin says:

    YES! I love the way you string words together. And I also admire the loving thought you express so beautifully. More, more!

    1. carolnl says:

      Thanks so much Robin. Hope your day is blessed!

  4. Leola Wade says:

    Beautiful scenery. If you snored, you were sleeping well!

    1. carolnl says:

      I think we needed the sleep, Leola! Hugs.

  5. Helen Hughes says:

    Beautifully said and presented. Especially the pictures of Spain.
    I have learned rest is important, and that the most important thing to
    get done is “Be Alive”. Helene

    1. carolnl says:

      Thanks, Helen. Your comment DID come through and I appreciate it! Blessings.

  6. laurabennet says:

    Love the site! Fun post. I’m amazed you were able to sleep and glad for you. Looks like you had a beautiful trip. 🙂

    1. carolnl says:

      Thanks, Laura. Spain and Portugal were beautiful countries, at least the portions we saw – fertile valleys, somewhat like California.

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