OMTL Day 1: Living the Dash


The pastor of my church, Kerry Shook, and his wife Chris have written a book called One Month to Live: Thirty Days to a No-Regrets Life. I got it yesterday and am beginning my 30 day journey.

One of the disciplines of this study is to journal. So I’ve decided I’ll blog. At least as long as the day’s topic isn’t too personal. Every day has two sections with questions to make you think and to journal about. Today’s reading was an introduction and only had one of the sections, the “Make It Last For Life” section. Here’s my thoughts on the questions.

List 5 things you’d change about your life if you knew you only had 30 days to live.

  1. I would get more focused and do what needed to be done as soon as I could. There is no time for putting things off.
  2. I’d blog more
  3. I’d make sure my family could go on without me. That’s things like having a will and life insurance. As well as telling them the things I need to say before I die.
  4. I’d exercise not for the vanity of losing weight, but for the much needed boost in energy that regular exercise gives you.
  5. I’d create stuff that would be left behind and had real meaning.

Describe how you would like your life to be different at the end of reading this book.

I’d like my thoughts to be deeper, my relationships stronger, and my legacy larger. I’d like to know my creator, redeemer and friend better. I’d like to be on the path to not regretting anything else for the rest of my life.

Tell at least on other person that your reading this book. Ask them to circle the calendar day one month from now and to ask you how your life has changed.

My 20 some readers, consider yourself asked.

If anyone wants to do the challenge you can order the book off Amazon or find it at your local bookstore.