Tag Archives | Bimini

If You Knew You Were Going to Die Tomorrow

As the sun disappeared into the vast horizon, the night sky began to illuminate with countless stars, more than I could have possibly imagined. It left me in complete wonder. The gentle sway of the boat coupled with the warm salt breeze put my mind at ease. With each breath, my anxieties faded into the darkness of the night sea. The struggles of the week and the realities waiting back home were out of sight. All I could see were the […]

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What I Learned From an 18-Year Old Version of Myself

Known for its rich history, the Bahamian island of Bimini has been a temporary home to such great influencers as Earnest Hemingway, Jimmy Buffett, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legends of the Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth still linger in the salty Bahamian breeze as the culture speaks of its past. It was a mission trip with Young Life to this beautiful island that changed my life. I now know that this trip was the beginning of the story I am penning […]

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Baseball and Bimini: Making Right Decisions

Baseball was a way of life. Between my brother and I playing, Mom running the concession stand, and Dad coaching and umpiring, Winter Park Optimist was our second home. I can still hear the cheers from the sidelines, smell the freshly cut grass, and taste the sweat mixed with red clay. For the first eighteen years of my life, baseball was my identity. It was what I loved. You see, my dad was a great athlete growing up, but through a rare […]

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