Slipping

One psalm tells me, “He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber” (Psalm 121:3). That’s good news. Why do I feel like I’m slipping anyway? I write this post at 2:00 am, knowing that I need to get up for liturgy in 4 Read more…

Monastic Prayers and Sleep

From an NPR program: One particularly fascinating sleep fact that Randall reports is that the sleep rhythms of the human brain have fundamentally changed over the centuries. Medieval literary texts, medical manuscripts and tales make reference to a mysterious “first sleep” and “second sleep.” The “first sleep” began shortly after Read more…