“Surfing in Heaven” is an upcoming book (2022) that is my story as a surfer finding work/life balance in Silicon Valley by learning to put Heaven first.
- Surfing in Heaven is both a metaphor and vision for how I invest my time and energy each day. Jesus said it well when he spoke about storing up treasures in heaven rather than in what we have here on earth (1). By starting each day with my eternal future in mind, I am able to navigate the many challenges I encounter. As the waves keep coming with increasingly shortened intervals, I have gained a radically new perspective. Heaven is a game-changer. It is like going back to the 60s and surfing without a leash. My life is untethered from earthly expectations. I have peace of mind about laying the groundwork each day for my life to come in Heaven.
Following is an outline of the book —
Prologue – Waxing Up:
This life on earth is a time of preparation (to wax up) for the ride of our life in Heaven.
1st Wave – Longboards to Shortboards
The rapid transition in surfing from longboards in the 1950s to the shortboard revolution of the late-1960s.
1. Malibu and the Greatest Generation
2. Crown of the Sea
3. San Onofre Surfing Club
4. Mexican Miracle
5. Leisure Society
2nd Wave – Eight Feet, Cold, and Glassy
Riding high on the technology wave in Silicon Valley while discovering the best wave (and rides!) of my life at Steamer Lane.
6. Riding the Wave in Silicon Valley
7. Circle of Life
8. The Spirit of Char
9. Peace of Mind
6th Wave – Rock Dance
Learning to surf without a leash.
19. Surfing Without a Leash
20. “We don’t do email …”
21. Marathon Faith
22. “A Lotta Shit …”
23. STOP and Smell The Roses
7th Wave – The Green Room
My vision of surfing in heaven. It will be better than we can imagine!
24. Surfing in Heaven
8th Wave – Kicking Out
Knowing my future is secure in heaven as I prepare to kick out.
25. The Future is Secure
26. Kicking Out
Epilog: Tasting Heaven
- Matthew 6:19-21 (TLB):
“Don’t store up treasures here on earth where they can erode away or may be stolen. Store them in heaven where they will never lose their value and are safe from thieves. If your profits are in heaven, your heart will be there too.”