“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 Practice, Practice, Practice

I Practice, Practice, Practice

It’s been a while since I wrote a piece about my endeavors in home recording.

I’ve been turning out a new song idea about every two weeks, sometimes a little more frequently.

I’d could turn out more songs but I am limited by the constraints of time and other responsibilities.

I work eight hours a day, five days a week.  I have a family and a house to take care of and I am practicing every day.

Over the past 10 months of exploring, learning and doing home recording I have established my days to work on song writing and recording.

Usually I write on Saturday nights between 10:00 PM and 1:00 AM.  That’s when I have a long enough stretch of uninterrupted time to work with all the ideas I have made notes about during the week.

If I am lucky I get the song’s basic tracks and arrangement laid down. Continue reading