Mission Statement

The purpose of this website is to help the reader find hope, healing, and encouragement through self-acceptance and a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Hello There,

Thank you for taking the time to stop by my website. I consider it an honor that you took the time to take a look into my world.

My world is far from perfect. Just like you, I face challenges daily. Some of these challenges are the fault of no one other, than myself. Others are due to circumstances that are beyond my control. At times, I step out of an adventure, victorious. At other times, I come through beaten, bruised, and with one heck of a story to tell.

The posts you find here will tell my story. It is my hope and prayer that you will find hope in them. And if not, I pray that you will at least laugh along with me as I share some of the funnier ones.

An old friend of mine once told me that God never wastes a hurt. It is my prayer that not one of my hurts will be wasted. Instead, I pray that they shine light into whatever challenges that you may be facing today.


John Eli Garay


John Garay has spent over 15 years mentoring and coaching individuals in life skills, career transitions, and through organizational change. He has worked in behavioral health, pastoral care, and higher-education. He has found that he is most satisfied in life when he is helping people recognize their potential and assisting them to reach their goals.

He currently lives in Chandler, Arizona with his wife, mini-schnauzer and an antique piano whom he calls, “Betty.”


Bachelor of Science in Family and Child Science
New Mexico State University

Master of Business Administration/Human Resources
University of Phoenix

Certificate of Excellence in Transformational Life Coaching
Southwest Institute of the Healing Arts

Competent Communicator
Toastmasters International

Advanced Leader Bronze
Toastmasters International