It's amazing what can happen when you get in contact with an old friend. Recently, I got wind that a friend of mine had been sent to pastor a church in Bangkok, Thailand. Of course, human nature stepped-in with the curiosity factor and so I emailed that friend an inquiry. Lo-and-behold, she and her family truly were in Bangkok! I could hardly believe it! She responded with how fast it happened and all that was going on. Being someone who also feels the "call of God on our lives", I began to really take this all to heart. What am I personally doing, or not doing, to prepare for that myself? Am I bogged down with "other stuff" that is not necessarily bad, but takes my eyes off of "a heart for India AND BEYOND"? (The beyond part can be anywhere...including my own city of Denver/Lakewood, by the way.) I began to realize that some of my daily pursuits (online social networking, product reviews, giveaways, etc.) were not bad at all. But are they contributing to the overall higher calling of leading people to Jesus? Another moment of reckoning came last night, while I was in bed reading one of my favorite book series, "Anne of Green Gables". In this volume, Anne has come home from college, to discover that a dear school chum of hers is deathly sick. Anne has a realization that I will type out here, hopefully with the author's acceptance: "The little things of life, sweet and excellent in their place, must not be the things lived for; the highest must be sought and followed; the life of heaven must be begun here on earth." I realized that the one true thing that matters in this life is to strive for a better and closer relationship with our Savior and Heavenly Father, and to develop as many relationships with people as we can. Anne realized this and my friend Socorro is living it. Now, it's my turn. No more product reviews or giveaways (even though I only truly did one). No more silly social media stuff (although I'll stay "linked" for others to contact me occassionally). It's time to live the life of heaven here on earth.