A Conversation While Sleeping

August 9, 2012 | My Jottings

A few nights ago Michael and I apparently had a short conversation while I was sleeping. He told me the next morning what had happened and I couldn’t remember one bit of it, not even the shadow of a dream I might have had. 

Michael said that in the middle of the night he woke up to me next to him saying whispery and plaintively (he didn’t use those adjectives, but he did an impression of me and they apply), “Jesus…. Jeeesus…. Jeeesus…. Jesus.” He saw that I was sound asleep as I was quietly pleading the Savior’s name over and over.

Instead of waking me up and asking me to turn over because I was having a dream (which is what I would probably have done to him), he listened for a while. Then, when I paused, Michael said to me slowly and soothingly (and he demonstrated how he spoke), “Just call upon His name.”

“I said the name of Jesus over and over in a wispy, earnest voice?” I asked, a bit incredulous.

“Yes,” he replied.

“And you listened for a while and then answered me?”


“Then what happened?” I asked him.

“Nothing. You stopped and I think I went back to sleep.”

Being married to a Parkinson’s patient with profound speech difficulties isn’t always easy. But evidently the Lord is helping us to have short but very meaningful conversations in the middle of the night.

Blessings on you all today,


  1. Linda says:

    Reading this brought such a peace to my spirit Julie…that we would always have Jesus “on our lips” even when we sleep! I’m certain this brought comfort for your husband in the dark of night to be awakened by that precious name spoken by his wife. Made me think:
    “Whenever two or three of you come together in my name, I am there with you.” (Matthew 18:20 CEVUK)

  2. Just Julie says:

    I was pretty surprised when Michael told me this, Linda. And comforted also. During the day when I sometimes struggle to keep my focus straight and my words a blessing, it was encouraging to know that I’m calling on the One who can help us even when I’m not awake! Thank you for your comments, friend. xxoo

  3. Susan says:

    Bless God for that experience!!

  4. Just Julie says:

    Yes Susan! Even though I don’t remember it! 🙂

  5. Ganeida says:

    lol That is normal round here. We all have profound night ramblings where we preach or pray or, wait for it…..Ta~Da! Sing! True. The perpetuator shall remain anonymous but it is true ~ & no, not the one you would think! 😀

  6. Just Julie says:

    Oh now you have made me so curious Ganeida. I’d like to know, 1) what songs have been sung? 2) what kind of preaching? (Repent!?) and 3) is it mostly all just the one person?

    Not you?

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