b"place on my shelf of favorites and one that I know I'll give as gifts again and again. -Edie Melson, Director of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers ConferenceIts a subject we love to avoid, but the reality is that death comes toeveryone.Perhapsweshould,instead,beveryintentional about living fully in Gods calling. Author Callie Daruk offers both practical and spiritual guidelines for this in her new 30-day devotional What Does God Want You to Do Before You Die? Its an important question worth our time praying over and pon-dering. And this gifted storyteller prods the reader to make posi-tive choices in difficult situations - to be proactive in living out our unique stories. As a young person who has lived through the fragility of life, Daruk vulnerably shares her own struggles in de-termining how to embrace both obedience and faith in the hard-est of circumstances. I suggest you savor each day slowly, and take time to work through your own answers to the application questions at the end of each devotion. The result may just be a courageous living in Gods purpose and power! -Lucinda Secrest McDowell, author Life-Giving Choices and Soul StrongI firmly believe that everything happens for a reason and that, ifwerepayingattention,someofthesmallestmomentscan create the largest ripples of impact in our lives, in the lives of others, and in our world. One such moment happened in March 2019 when my friend Ben Nemtin was the guest speaker at our cityCURRENTeventsinNashville,Tennessee.AuthorCallie Daruk, as youll read throughout this book, was an attendee; and she not only personally took Bens story and words to heart, but she now has reframed the context and refocused the lens to give themadifferentsignificanceandlevelofRESPONSIBILITY."