The intent of this book is to serve three goals. The first being to act as an opportunity for the world to see Mr. Matthews as a man who has lived a full life that has had great experiences, adventure, and opportunities while also allowing the readers to understand how having faith through life’s storms is critical. If only a single reader can walk away with a better understanding that God will never put more on us than we can bear, then the purpose of the book was met. The second goal was to let others know that the rules of the game of life change upon whom the rules best serve, and no matter what, you must be accountable for your actions and be prepared to handle the consequences of your actions. While others may conspire to bring you down, you have the ability to make decisions to not allow them to do so. The last goal was to have true reconciliation by telling my story to ensure that those only knew my name would now know my story, and I’m sure that by now, most of them would see they would have quit long ago had they walked in my shoes for just a short time.