Leave The Past Behind

Leave The Past Behind

The other evening I read 2 Samuel Chapters 11 and 12.  It’s the story of King David, Bathsheba and the price David paid for his sins.

If you’re not familiar with the story here is a recap.

One day King David is up on the roof of his house looking around.  He looks down and sees Bathsheba taking a bath.  She is described as “very beautiful”.  David wants to know who she is.  He asks and is told she is the wife of another man. This doesn’t stop David, he has her brought to him and then next thing you know Bathsheba is pregnant with David’s baby.

David knows that this isn’t going to look good.  The holy king knocking up another man’s wife. Continue reading

The Weight Of Your Burdens

The Weight Of Your Burdens

The other day I had numerous burdens on my shoulders.

At one point I stopped my worried thought and said to myself “I have all these worries and not one of them is of my doing.”

Not one of them came about because of a decision I had made or course of action that I had chosen. Yet here were these burdens I was carrying on my shoulders.

Now I dealt with each one of them the best I could and in a few days they were lifted, but at any time they could and probably would revisit.

I asked myself “Why do people place these burdens on me?”

I thought that would be a good subject for a post but as I started to write this piece a number of days removed from the situation I realized only one person placed those burdens on my shoulders. Continue reading



To all the millennials, Generation Xer’s, and even some of you left over Baby Boomers, out there losing your minds over the latest election results, I say the following, “RELAX”.

Why do I say that?

Experience, and this is primarily aimed at all you millennials who sorely lack the one thing that no one or nothing can give to you, only time.

Experience has shown me that in the grand scheme of things, meaning your and my insignificant existence, whoever wins the Presidency, the House or the Senate really doesn’t matter. 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