pexels-photo-175936God, I didn’t get enough sleep last night.

I was too wired to settle my brain.  So I painted.  And I wrote.  And I kept myself awake even when I should have been resting my mind.

Today, I need coffee.  No, an espresso drink.  Two of them.  And then I will feel jittery because I had too much caffeine.  And by mid-day, I will need a nap anyway.

Oh, how I desire a stronger balance in my life, God!  I’m middle age, and I still love to stay up late, watch TV, and work on projects.

So, for the future, help me to prioritize sleep in my life when I am able.  Allow me to rest my brain when exciting projects and interesting reads seem to be propping my eyelids ajar and keeping me alert.

Thank you for my mind, my growing curiosity of the universe, my desire to become more educated, and my passion for developing my talents.



The Rev. Michelle L. Torigian is the Pastor of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Old Blue Rock Road in Cincinnati. Her essay “Always a Pastor, Never the Bride” was in the RevGalBlogPals book There’s a Woman in the Pulpit. She also has chapters in the books Sacred Habits: The Rise of the Creative Clergy and A Child Laughs: Prayers for Justice and Hope.  Torigian blogs at

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