“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

– Albert Einstein


In October 2015, I traveled to Japan to backpack the Japanese Alps and visit family. Within 24 hours of my arrival, my Ojiichan (grandfather) was diagnosed with inoperable cancer and given 6 months to live. Seemingly in perfect health, cancer could not have chosen a more blameless victim. Instead of my expedition, I spent my time at home with my Ojiichan in what I knew would be the last days we would ever have. We had fourteen days to say goodbye; fourteen days to live the only way my Ojjichan ever knew how – fully alive, fully present, fully in the gift. I tracked those fourteen days via social media in what I labeled the #14gifts – the simple lessons learned from a magical human who lay dying, yet stood fully alive. Of course, those gifts grow abundantly more than those two weeks gave me and far beyond his lifetime. This blog is my dedication to ever increasingly grow those gifts and live boldly in all that he continues to give this world.

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By grace, through faith. 

Eph. 2:8,9



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The B-Word

I don’t remember a time in my life that I didn’t feel a great sense of intensity. Maybe some people are just born with it or maybe it’s just a matter of perception where every decision is weighed with the gravity of the universe in its balance. I have been careless, yes, but even then …


Nearly three years ago I had a powerful experience that completely altered the direction of my life. In the practice of astral travel (something I had learned to do as a disassociation from my own troubling reality), I experienced something foreign to me and learned that it was the Holy Spirit of the Bible. I …

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