“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” ~Ernest Hemingway

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A dear friend lost her father yesterday. He was such a vibrant man. Death doesn’t suit him.

Certainly death doesn’t suit anyone, but there are certain people you just think will always be around. I miss my friend Carol Anne. Her birthday was on Sunday and even ten months later I still expect her to walk through the door.

If death does anything, it puts the breaks on pettiness.

What am I really doing with my life?

As we depart asking the “Who” question and move into asking “What”, I find myself a bit impatient. I simply have to clean my house today and pay bills before they become overdue, but worldly demands shout insignificance as I pause to write the “What” blog.

What are your goals?

What are your dreams?

What are your aspirations?

The answers will be as wide as my readership, but I hope we all have one answer in common. I pray the “What” at the end of our journeys include Jesus.

If Jesus is not in the answer, than “What” are you journeying toward?

If Jesus is in your answer, but He is not part of your goals, dreams, and aspirations in a tangible, daily way, than why are you journeying in that direction?

Will the “What” in your everyday decisions be on the other side of death? We’re all headed there. We will all lose our vibrancy one day. And the day will always come too soon.

This post is written in loving memory of Bob Senatore–a man who had the right “What” at the end of his journey. The “What” of his life was Jesus and he left a legacy in his service for our Lord. Thank you for that, Bob. You will be dearly missed…

 

 

 

 

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