“In Peace I Will  Both Lie Down and Sleep.”

“In Peace I Will Both Lie Down and Sleep.”

Psalms 4:8

In peace I will both lie down and sleep.  For you alone O Lord make me dwell in safety.

I read this the other morning as I was doing my daily morning ritual.

Reading the Bible every morning is a habit I started about six or seven years ago maybe longer.  I’m not exactly sure when I made it part of my daily ritual but I know it was before I made the decision to leave behind the stress and frustration of my management position.

I was looking for contentment in my life, serenity to take the place of the chaos and pressure I was experiencing every day on my job.  The chaos and pressure always made its way into my mornings, evenings, weekends, holidays and vacations.

I was not able to lie down and sleep in peace. Continue reading

“In Peace I Will  Both Lie Down and Sleep.”

“In Peace I Will Both Lie Down and Sleep.”

Psalms 4:8

In peace I will both lie down and sleep.  For you alone O Lord make me dwell in safety.

I read this the other morning as I was doing my daily morning ritual.

Reading the Bible every morning is a habit I started about six or seven years ago maybe longer.  I’m not exactly sure when I made it part of my daily ritual but I know it was before I made the decision to leave behind the stress and frustration of my management position.

I was looking for contentment in my life, serenity to take the place of the chaos and pressure I was experiencing every day on my job.  The chaos and pressure always made its way into my mornings, evenings, weekends, holidays and vacations.

I was not able to lie down and sleep in peace. Continue reading

I-95, The Corridor of Life

I-95, The Corridor of Life

My wife and I took a trip to Florida.  We decided to see what it was like to make the drive.  It was a last minute decision right before the Thanksgiving holiday and airfares were so high.

The drive is around twelve to thirteen hours.  It can be a little longer depending on the weather.

So in the 96 hours of our four day trip we spent around 27 hours or close to one third of our time on the road traveling.  Most of the twenty seven hours was spent driving on the main east coast artery Interstate 95. Continue reading

Who’s In Control Of Your Life?

Who’s In Control Of Your Life?

The other night I had a long conversation with a good friend of mine.  He had recently relocated to a new area of the country after making a decision to down size his life in terms of material items and stress.

My friend is sixty two and is not ready mentally or financially for retirement but circumstances pushed him into the decision to move some place warm and relaxing.  He now finds himself having to find a new way to make a living until his full retirement benefits kick in.

As we talked he mentioned how he and his wife are still in the process of finding all the places you need to survive. They are still looking for the basic places and businesses you use every day and take for granted when you lived in the same place for 20, 30, 40 years or all of your life.

He told me it’s kind of fun discovering these new places every day.

But what keeps him up at night is wondering what he will do with the rest of his life.

At this point I interjected, “at least now you are in control of your life or should feel in control.”

I followed up with this story. Continue reading