I wake up at 5 AM, 7 days a week. This is done with the good intentions to do either some reading or writing during the quiet waking hours of the day. I started this routine some time last year somewhat out of necessity, as I found it increasingly difficult to find time throughout the workday to accomplish either of my favorite pastimes. Working a “9–5” job and being a husband and doing ministry work creates for a very full calendar. But I wouldn’t trade those quiet mornings for anything.