About Me: My name is Connie Minnell, and this show is created out of compassion for anyone who struggles to find a restful night's sleep.
I speak from experience. I have struggled with chronic issues from sleep loss for years. Many, many times I was only getting 2,3, or 4 hours of sleep a night while teaching full time and being a wife, mother, and now grandmother. I finally took early retirement just to try to regain my health, but the habit of poor sleep continued.
(Update 3/30/18 Since starting Resting in the Word, and meditating each day to scripture, I can now say I am sleeping through the night nearly every night, praise God! Check out Episode 4, On Meditation, Health, and Peace, to hear more on the story.)
The reasons for not sleeping were varied, some were preventable and some were not. For example, I can prevent how often I wake from heartburn by not eating the wrong foods before bed. But I can't prevent suddenly waking up because of an asthma attack, chronic neuropathy or back pain, or even getting up to help a sick family member.
I sometimes have felt like the embodiment of 2 Corinthians 1:4,6 as I spend many sleepless hours in prayer with God,
...who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God...If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. 2 Corinthians 1:4,6 (KJV)
I know I'm not alone. Being sleep deprived is becoming a serious health issue in our country. There are many kinds of apps available to help you fall asleep. Including apps for self-hypnosis, apps that play relaxing music, and apps for monitoring your sleep using a fitness tracker. I have tried nearly all of them. But nothing has helped me as much as listening to the word of God along with soothing music and nature sounds. Yes, even I listen to Resting in the Word! I created it because I know, even after I fall asleep, I can trust that the words going into my subconscious are full of truth and love. And I know I'm not the only one that wants to fall asleep feeling closer to my Heavenly Father.
May your life be blessed and comforted with the recordings provided here.
About The King James Bible (KJV)
Most of the readings are from the King James Bible (KJV), the most widely read version of the Bible and one which is now in the public domain. On some occasions,I have found the old text and language of the KJV to be too uncommon for today's understanding. Then I may use a verse from the NIV (New International Version) or another similar version. These newer versions are copyrighted, and so to stay within the guidelines of the law, specific copyright information can be found on each page where the text was used. This is all defined at restingintheword.org.