Day 2041 – How Do We Define Freedom?

Today I thought a lot about freedom.

My first thought of freedom was the freedom of sleep I’ve crafted. I have always wanted the freedom to create my own schedule. I wanted to work when I wanted to work. I wanted to sleep when I wanted to sleep. This morning, after Bret’s alarm went off, I told him I wanted to sleep in. He said something about wishing he could sleep in. But I replied with, well, I chose a job where I can sleep in, if you want to sleep in, change your job. Truly, I feel that it’s THAT simple.

But, when I finally woke up naturally (which is the best way to do so, I think), it was nearly 12, and I felt bad. Man, I slept the whole morning away, what was I thinking? I should have set an alarm. But instead of continuing to berate myself, I decided to embrace that I chose this. I wanted this. My business has the flexibility to sleep in. I would also not get ANYTHING done if I just kept beating myself up.

So, I took the next step in my daily routine. After I get my cup of coffee, I either settle down in my bed to read and journal or I start a sermon and put together a puzzle. Today, I was listening to a sermon series by John Piper on marriage. I found myself just humbled by the fact that there is such a wealth of sermons and resources online. I mean, there is SO much out there. And I thought, WOW, what a freedom of religion! I can sit in my home and listen to someone talk about Christ and my relationship with Him! There are places in the world today that is far from possible. Just humbled dude.

So what does freedom look like for you?

Only because I don’t really have a “freedom” picture, here is one of today’s coffee and a delicious truffle that one of Bret’s students made. 🙂 We can call that freedom to eat truffles.



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