Lately I've been thinking about the brevity of time and suspension of countless stories of individuals throughout history. I love that we have stories, we are stories. I love that there are people all around us whose lives and legacies I will never know, both past and present. 

It gives a healthy feeling of smallness.

 I catch eyes with strangers in the store or stand with them in line or pass them in the halls, but don't know what lives they lead. Past faces and laughter that inhabited the same places were once very vibrant and real. I get this sense of interconnectedness with the people around me and the stories of the past. We're all humans with more things in common than not. 
I know that some of these stories would break my heart. 
People who are hurting and broken and needy, desperate for a way out but not believing it exists. 
So much heart pain and soul pain. 

Whatever I do with the rest of my life, I want it to involve serving people and helping them find a way. There is always a way, The Way. There is an answer to everything, even though we may never find the answer in this life. 
My desire is to inspire gifted and innovative thinkers to use their talents to improve the lives of the millions of suffering and underprivileged around the world. I believe that it would be a powerful thing if artists, designers, architects, musicians, engineers, etc. used their skills to contribute to finding solutions for global needs - serving the poor, combating poverty and hunger, bringing innovative and simple medical insights to the unreached villages. 

We have been blessed to bless others.

 I've been having lots of good conversations about the kingdom, calling, and channeling vision over coffee lately. I just love connecting with people and being authentic and raw with each other, sharing our hearts and seeing what God is doing in each other's lives. In the midst of life at its messiest and busiest, it is so important to stay focused on what matters for eternity.

"He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?" - Micah 6:8