Lee 's Story

So…this is me. Here I am, in this photograph, stripped bare and laughing. Even though my life in some ways seems to be bare, I am still able to laugh. Even though material richness seems to elude me, I am still surrounded by beauty. So much beauty – my wife, love, friendships, relationships…. How grateful I am for such things.

Jesus said that a person must lose their life in order to gain it. The words ring true to me.

I have come to learn that it's only when you strip life back to its bare basics – relationships, love, justice, passion, compassion, a real connection with the creator of this universe…- that contentment lies.

I don't claim to have all the answers and, like most people, I struggle with life and what I see happening in this world. But, I have lived long enough to know that the grass is not always greener on the other side.

It's the simple things, the beautiful things in life that we need to hold onto…