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Sleeping like a rock

“So early in the morning Jacob took the stone that he had put under his head and set it up for a pillar and poured oil on the top of it.”

Genesis 28:18

Essential Naps My wife often tells others that I have the uncanny ability to “fall asleep on a ladder.” She is not wrong. As a matter of fact, I took a short nap last weekend on the top of my woodworking bench. I stay perpetually tired and understand how Jacob might have looked at that boulder and said to himself, “That looks mighty comfortable. I think I will take a nap.” My Struggle Of the things learned in MD5, I struggle the most with margin. With a full-time job, a full-time business, coaching CrossFit, coaching softball, a small farm, three school-aged children, YouTube channel, church obligations and household chores, there isn’t much time left for anything. Yet, I love it. Needed Adjustments However, I had to adjust my schedule to try and bring a bit more balance. For example... I began rising at 4:30 am to have a more consistent quiet time. This is when I get into the Word and meditate before my day. Another adjustment is no matter how far behind schedule I am, I have dedicated the Sabbath to church and my family. I do not build or work on any non-emergency projects on Sunday. Lessons learned

  1. It is OK to say “No.” I still attempt to fulfill one of my life plan commitments, which is to offer my services and expertise, free of charge, to someone in need each month. All other requests might receive a denial.

  2. Take the small moments and make them big. A 5-minute break seems like it is 30 if it is appreciated and earned.

  3. Set aside time for the ones that you don’t employ. Mandy and I believe in instilling a strong work ethic in our kids, but they are just kids after all, and they want to play. That is what Sundays are for me.

  4. Never throw rocks. You might hit someone just taking a nap.

Ron Cash MD5 Facilitator

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