A Sleepless Spirit


It’s those sleep less nights

The hours shared with the owls in twilight

Where day is a distant memory

And night is fading into gray

A haze

Blurring what’s real


Oh, the true meal

You can sink your teeth into

Words rising to the top

Of your conscious





A world through my eyes



By those who battle lies

They see

A truth-seeker

They hear

A truth-speaker

Hidden or plain


It is He who reveals

The treasure

For each and every reader


For God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness” made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us (2 Corinthians 4:6-7).


Thank you for joining me today. I haven’t been sleeping too well, but there is always more to learn in the waking hours, no matter what time. This poem was written during today’s early morning sleepy hours. Photos are from Pixabay.com.

If you are not following the story blog, today begins the account of last weekend’s retreat. You can see that post here: https://juliedibblewrites.wordpress.com/2018/10/03/his-spirit-upon-us-retreat-part-1/

Have a beauty-full day.

In Christ,


11 thoughts on “A Sleepless Spirit

  1. Dear Julie, you captured the sleepless nights which leave us questioning every last thing. Like you, I love to read the Bible in dark of night to reset my soul in the truth of Jesus. I’m so grateful for your ministry, connecting real life to eternity. Bless you!

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    1. Dearest Melissa, thank you for all things, for helping me know I am not alone, and for such a heart-filled blessing. Praying all is stable in your home. At some point, I would love to hear about your writing projects. Have a wonder-full night, Julie

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  2. I too will often awaken with words flowing through my mind, and I know then that they are from the Lord. He stirs in our hearts, and it feels so disjointed until He helps us write it out, where His clarity shines. And then it is the beauty of Scripture that pulls it all together. I love the way that you end your poems with verses from God’s Word for us. Thank you Julie

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    1. Oh that makes of two of you! I appreciate knowing I am not alone. It can sometimes leave me feeling adrift when I stay awake in the night. Yes, it takes focus with Him in the wee hours to make sense. Hoping and praying for some rest for all my sisters who struggle in this way.

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  3. Wonderfully thought provoking Julie once again you’ve touched my soul with your beautiful writing I a,ways look forward to your amazing post have a blessed day my wonderful writing sister.

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      1. Thank you so much Julie I pray for you each and everyday my amazing sister and I hope you have a most wonderful weekend bless you always sister I hope you have a wonderful day.

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  4. Julie, it’s true. God reveals His word through our words to each reader. We see Him, hear Him, our words arranged by His Spirit, not by our power or might. May you find His rest in the night as you find His peace in the day.

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