Work After Retirement

I found only one reference to retirement in scripture, and that was in Numbers about Levites’ requirement to be involved in active service and it applied to men age fifty years and upward: they should come to duty in service of tent meetings. And at the age of fifty years they should withdraw from the service of tent meeting. to serve in less important jobs such as guards. Hope I understood this passage correctly, but you may want to read it in your Bible. If so, read Numbers 8: 23-26. It is a bit difficult to understand retirement being set at fifty years of age when many men lived to be old during Old Testament times. However, this requirement …

Calling the Working

        For a decade I worked for a local Ford dealership, and for the most part I enjoyed my job. I was able to start a department and do things in the booming Internet age that had never been done in the dealership before. Still, in the midst of my working days, something nagged at me — a longing for something more. Perhaps your work completely fulfills you. After all, God created us to work, even before the Fall. But perhaps, something else nags deeper. Is it a hidden passion? A dream you’ve never realized?  I’ve felt those …

No Brakes No Steering

  Danny decided our car needed washing, so we pulled in to one of the newest ones while we were in a nearby town. This one was different than any I’ve ever seen. You pull up, choose your wash, pay the money and then you put your car in neutral, take your hands off the steering wheel and remove your foot from the brake. It then compels you forward and take you through the entire wash by itself. It sure felt weird neither to steer nor to put on the brakes. But when we were through we drove out the …