In another “life” (indulge me)…I would…

Work for National Geographic as e a travel photographer and writer, able to drop and go at a moment’s notice and embrace the beauty, sorrow, and wonder of this world that God has so majestically hand-crafted.

Live in a loft apartment in Boston and live the “city life”. I would bring my non-existent iPad to the local Starbucks and “work” while enjoying my COC (coffee of choice).

Live on the beach in the Caribbean performing some inane job, like hair braiding, henna tattooing, or some other meaningless task. But I would be one of the locals. I would only wear flip flops. Or be bare foot.

Backpack the world on foot (with the exception of Antarctica or anywhere else cold on a continual basis. I despise winter).  (Maybe this is the same as my traveling photographer life?)

Begin surfing at a very young age and be good enough to enter professional competitions.

Take ballet lessons. (What?! I know…)

Be a nature expert in the Amazon and hang out with the tribes….though I would probably stay clothed. Maybe not. It would depend on whether or not this particular life included post childbirth body.

Serve as a missionary nurse to third world countries and administer the gift of compassion that God has bestowed upon me to the hurting and ill.

Meet my sponsored Compassion child, Dallana.

Be an astronaut and explore the mystery of the heavens from above our atmosphere.

I acknowledge that a lot of my “would be’s” are totally pointless and selfish.  These other “lives” aren’t to say that I am not content with the one I have now.  I am grateful for my God, my family, my friends, and the opportunities and experiences He has allowed into my life. He gave us imaginations for a reason. There is a longing for something inside of all of us, for something more, something different, something better. It’s gotta be heaven.

Despite the abundance of lie we have on this Earth with Christ as our Living God, we know deep down inside of us that it will not be completely filled until we see Him and are with Him for eternity.

From the lyrics of Matt Redman (and others who have sang this song of Praise:

“Take the world, but give me Jesus
You’re the treasure in this life
Take the world, but give me Jesus
Is my cry”






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