The site is live…. it has been for a few weeks now actually. I am excited about this yet I also have my reservations. Something I see in my life is that I have big dreams and also a desire for excellence. A pattern I have been noticing is that I would rather do nothing than to do something half way or not up to my expectations. Like having the idea to make a little movie or 5 minute thought on video. I want the thing to be beyond professional quality. I want to to be big screen quality!! Yet I am coming to the realization that you simply have to start somewhere. My mantra this last year has simply been that: START SOMEWHERE – DO SOMETHING!! We often have big dreams and goals – it would be much easier to simply sit on these ideas than actually move forward. But a car stuck in park in the garage is never really going to go anywhere. A famous quote many of us have heard: “A journey of a 1000 miles, starts with 1 step.”
HERE I AM! This is my attempt to start somewhere with this whole web-site thing. This is my first step! I hope to do much more with this in the future; like selling photography, loading video documentaries from the road and inspiring many with the JOURNEY I am on. My hope is that this will be a great venue to communicate and share my insights with the world.
We all have something to say and add to this crazy discussion we call life. As one who follows Jesus, I do not claim to have all the answers by any means, but I do feel that I have something to say. Whether your life is one of the “adventure” of traveling, or the adventure of a “normal” job, or that of raising a family, or whatever – I know that Jesus is one who brings richness to any journey whatever it may look like. I am a fan of taking risks and not settling for the “norm” in life. I have deliberately chosen a path of TRAVEL. A path of life outside the box. I often view life as an experiment. Asking questions of what can I do? Where can I go? What if…?
Ultimately one of my biggest goals in life is to be an old man with heaps of stories!! I envision myself sitting on a porch one day with grandkids on hand telling the stories of a life lived well. A life lived without reservation and fear of the unknown. One that embraces joy and pain all in one.
No one said this life was going to be easy. I think that is a common misunderstanding of life in Christ. Jesus simply said COME FOLLOW. Often it was accompanied with a great challenge. Go sell everything and come… leave your family and come… or be willing to be homeless and come follow me. He challenged people right where they were at, often with the most difficult thing for them to let go of. It almost seems funny in a way. He calls us to LET GO; yet so often in letting go He is ready to give us the very thing that we let go of. Or even give us something better than that thing… it is still so hard to LET GO! Through my JOURNEY He is constantly asking me to do so. To repeatedly LET GO, let go, let go and simply TRUST HIM.
I will keep stumbling forward. I will keep holding onto the HOPE that somehow gripped my heart. I cannot let go of this HOPE. I cannot run from this Jesus. I will keep running my race the best that I can…. continuing to learn how to simply REST in the FATHER and the LOVE that I do not fully understand.
May you be encouraged in some way by this site. My HOPE is that it will grow and become more than it is today. Bare with me as we work out the kinks. Any suggestions / feedback is appreciated.
MUCH LOVE ! ! !