The Simplest of Pleasures

Thursday April 28, 2011

A nap.

Sweet sleep.

A few moments of respite in a busy day. That's my simple pleasure.

Resolved to write about those moments, I searched for a photo. I found the perfect one.

My son and his son. Sweet sleep.

"Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted in the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." (Psalm 46:10)

He said that all in one breath -- be still, and I will be exalted. Our stillness, our calm exalts Him. Our peace draws attention to our Source.

I need to remember that. A simple pleasure for me, that brings pleasure and honor to Him.


Linking up today with Dayle for Simple Pleasures.

Project Simple Pleasures2


Anonymous said...

I remember these moments when my children were small, and my hubby will cuddle with them in the easy chair to take a nap.

They knew daddy was ready and so were they :)

Just precious - thank you for sharing.


Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

Laura, this post is a picture of peace and stillness and calm. I agree. Perfect. Thanks so much for linking up today. I needed the message here.

Karen said...

That simple pleasure is exquisite!

Michelle DeRusha said...

First of all, the photo is perfectly beautiful -- love that sweet child's peaceful face!

And secondly, yes we are indeed on the same page today [sorry you had trouble with Disqus...honestly I am a bit befuddled by it, too!]. said...

Great simple pleasure and awesome truth! Precious.

Susan DiMickele said...

I love this message. I need to hear it. Life is just too complicated right now. Thanks Laura.

Trish said...

Just looking at this photo makes me breathe a little slower :-)
It is simply beautiful!
God bless you..Trish

Deidra said...

Thanks for including the full verse. I always stop at the be still and know part. What richness to read the rest of it! And that photo? It brings tears to my eyes. Seriously.

Nikki said...

Beautiful picture and a powerful Word from the Lord. Thank you.

Amber said...

Great picture.
I love the pictures I have of my hubby and any of our three kids cuddled together and naping.

They are the best pitcures!

Johnnie Alexander said...

Such a sweet photo. A framed print would make a great Father's Day present for your "boy!" (I saw in your Friday's post, you asked if you would ever start calling them that. I doubt it. I still say "my girls."

Victoria said...

I love this! :)

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