You can have it all

So you have faith huh? Is that it though? Is that all you need to guarantee your spot in heaven when your time comes? Faith is an excellent first step, but we've got many more on our journey. You see, we need to not only believe in Him but also align our lives to follow Him. You can have it all my friends as long as it's wholly directed down the proper path.


I ponder the passion of Christ quite often. From praying in the garden of Gethsemane, his betrayal by Judas, his own disciples denying him, his arrest, trial, beatings and finally death on the cross. I tend to get caught up on one of the aspects and find myself meditating on it for days on end. Lately, I've been contemplating Jesus' betrayal by Judas.


When the inevitable time comes in which we are to say goodbye I'll take the memory of you along with me. And when I feel like all the air has been taken from my breath, I'll find you in the deepest recesses of my heart waiting for this very moment to comfort me. The truth is I can't imagine a life without you, but I know it will someday be a reality. And as time passes and the memories of your face become more distant, I'll try and hold on tight knowing that it's fruitless for me to do so.


It should come as no surprise (if you read anything here) that at my very core I am a spiritual, God-loving human being. So then it should come as no surprise to you when I tell you that vast swaths of my day and night when I'm able to are spent in silence, in my chair having conversations with God. I've prayed for quite some time on how exactly to express what this is like and what it feels like and the word that keeps coming to mind is: home.

Well Met

People say the moment we die our entire life flashes before us in an instant. Then and there we are reminded of all that we have done and all that we have failed to do. Whether you were ready for it or not your death is assured and more often than not will come as a surprise. With that in mind, I'd like to ask you how ready are you to meet that end?


Today was one of those rare days in which you’re met with blessings around every corner. For me, at the end of these days when everything seems to fall into place perfectly, I often take the time to sit back and reflect and give thanks for all that this day has been. See the thing is some of you might not even know the effect you have on my life much like I do not see the impact I might have on yours. That’s a beautiful mystery that I ponder quite a bit. The idea of how we affect people daily has been a theme on this site quite a bit throughout the past year.

The Voyage

I get together with a dear friend each week for (at least) dinner and last night as we were eating the idea of knowing when you were going to die came up. Specifically two things, the first being if you could see when you were going to die would you want to know and secondly would anything in your life change by suddenly knowing that date.


Stop for a moment and think about the times you wanted to do something perfectly and failed at it. How frustrated did you get? What was the outcome? Did you settle for the imperfect thing? When did you realize that perfection is merely a notion in our minds and not the reality in which we live? Perhaps you haven't realized that yet.