b'10WALT SHELTONsome minor changes to the texts since original publication. These chapters are partially autobiographic, drawing on ex-perience and seeking to apply lessons learned to our common experience. What good is faith without practical application and day-to-day translation in our lives?Ourlifeexperiencesareimportantingredientstoouron-going,changing,andhopefully,progressingfaithjourneys. Intentional, habitual implementation is what makes faith, or any belief system, truly authentic. Life is at its core a disci-pline. If we do not intentionally practice it each day, then we miss out on a more meaningful existence here on earth.Recurrent themes and some favorite passages (and pet peeves) are conveyed throughout the book. Similarly, there are mul-tiple references to certain learning and spiritually formative experiences in my life, such as my parents divorce, my cor-respondence and friendship with a few prisoners, my love of dogs, and certain influential people, including other authors. Repetition of some biblical texts and references is intentional and without any effort to graft in other citations for variety. Cherry-picking and echoing especially meaningful words and teachings, such as the Sermon on the Mount, as well as the importance of social justice, are vital for keeping what is most important accessible each day.While the minimal word count from each of the Statesmans shortarticleswasachallenge,ithelpedmesimplifymy thoughts into short in-a-nutshell-like pieces. My hope is that readers benefit from this approach. Brevity allows readers to read,thinkabout,andpotentiallyrespondtothethoughts in each segment. I also hope this gives way to discussions of intra-faith, interfaith, and qualitative life considerations and issues.'