Tag Archives: insomnia

Reliance; January 5, 2018


Psalm 146:3 Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men, who cannot save. I like the Japanese a bit better than the English here. It says, “Don’t rely on princes, on the children of men who have no … Continue reading

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Sleep; October 1, 2017


Psalm 3:5 I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me. This is a very simple verse, but it says something rather profound. Though scientists are still not sure why, sleep is essential to all animals, … Continue reading

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July 30, 2016


Psalm 119:148 My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises. Several verses in this Psalm would seem to indicate that the writer was a “senior adult,” and waking up early (along … Continue reading

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June 1, 2016


Psalm 3:5 I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me. Sleep is something we tend to take completely for granted, until we can’t sleep. When we can’t sleep, that’s all we can think about! Sleep … Continue reading

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November 24, 2015


Psalm 3:5 I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me. The preface to this Psalm says it was written when David was fleeing from his son Absalom. It’s hard to imagine what it would be … Continue reading

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September 4, 2013


Psalm 29:11 The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace. I don’t know about Hebrew, but Japanese has different terms for external peace, such as between nations, and internal peace, that is, peace of … Continue reading

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September 28, 2012


PS 4:4, 8 In your anger do not sin; when you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent. I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety. Here … Continue reading

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