::: Cay to Life ::: [Key] to Life

We have changed our blog name twice before in an attempt to find what fits…this is it.

Why Cay to Life?

“Cay is most often applied to Caribbean islands, the preferred pronunciation is ‘key’ Cay comes from the Spanish word, cayo, which means key. Its first use to refer to an island occurred in 1707.

Key also may refer to a naturally occurring low island, either a sandbar or a coral reef.”


If you’ve followed along with us for very long, you’ve noticed a few different name changes.  First we were “McKelveys on the Move,” but that didn’t feel quite right; then we were “Sailing Outside the Wake,” and that seemed too long.  Clearly,  we have been trying to find our “identity” when it comes to our mission and our blog.

While we have always known we wanted the glory of our time as liveaboards, and wherever that may lead, to be focused on God and how we glorify and praise Him for the direction in our lives; however, we struggled to come up with a name to reflect our thoughts and purpose.  Of course we wanted the name to be sailing related but we also wanted it to convey how deeply we love The Lord and how much we want to be a light to others for Him.  The other day, while I was at work, I received a text from TJ, “Cay to Life.”  Intrigued, I asked him what it was about and he said the name that fits us and our blog.

Cay to Life.

The “Key to Life” is Jesus and living a life fully surrendered to God.

Finally, a name that fit us and our mission!

Welcome, to Cay to Life, where you’ll learn about us, our travels, but most importantly- our mission to spread the love of Christ through service to others.

Te Whakapono,
The McKelveys

“All things are possible for those who believe.”
-Mark 9:23

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