If you know our family personally, you know that we’re always up for an adventure.
Most of the time flying by the seat of our pants with 2 small children in tow. The past four years have been a whirl wind of adventure/change/adjustment. From marriage to children, career moves and masters degree, to 2nd baby, moving across the state and..
(no this is NOT a pregnancy announcement)
This past year where my husband got to serve as a lead communicator for a ministry he had always dreamed of working for. He had the opportunity to speak to thousands and watch hundreds chose to walk with Jesus in faith. A dream job that came with lots of sacrifice.
I watched him fight for a ministry, for the name of Jesus from sun up until 2am most days. He traveled as much as 20 days out of a month, while working 15 hour days and completing personal seminary assignments along the way. Not to mention being a husband, and dad to two small children, 2 and under at the time. A difficult, taxing season that we have all learned from.
In June we began a new chapter.
The last 2.5 months have been filled with prayer, an enormous amount of trust in the Lord, and so much love from family and friends. We’ve had the opportunity to re-evaluate what we truly value. Re evaluate what ‘things’ are actual needs and not wants. The opportunity of being pushed into the uncomfortable, and see that the only comfort is in HIM alone.
We’ve had the opportunity to truly visit the question, “What are you living for?” “And Why?”
In case no one has told you lately, life as we know it is fragile. F R A G I L E.
I’m constantly learning this as I watch marriages fail, babies die without explanation, freak, 1 in a million accidents and the death of dear loved ones. Not just on the news or in my facebook feed of such-and such’s 3rd cousin once removed but of people I KNOW.
It has to be so much more than, “to be happy”. If adults are anything like my small children that I can tell you right now we are all riding the ‘happy’ roller coaster that can come to a screeching halt because your mom gave you milk in the blue cup instead of the orange cup that you said you didn’t like 2 seconds before she poured it. It’s impossible.
Life is far too fleeting to depend on the ‘happy’ roller coaster or the status quo.
So we have chosen to push through the difficulty and pursue the things that really matter to our family.
We have the answer to those questions is 2 simple things: furthering the Kingdom of God and doing it together.
In this season we are furthering the Kingdom through a teaching ministry. My husband will serve as communicator at churches (weekend retreats, D Nows, youth, men, children, Sunday morning, training, etc.), non profits, and schools. If you are in need of a motivational/ faith based speaker for an upcoming event, we’d love to be considered. (destination isn’t really an obstacle)
For more information check out his website: www.thebeardedevangelist.com
In this season we have chosen to minister TOGETHER as a family.
We’ve chosen to live simply, get creative and make a few sacrifices along the way.
It means that the only car in our name is a 14 year old dodge pick up truck that we bought dirt cheap from a friend 2 years ago.
It means that it’s a great idea to take a 3 year old and a 1 year old on a 795 mile road trip.
It means experience over stuff.
It means eating breakfast together nearly every day.
It means that eating at Whataburger is a luxury, not to be taken lightly.
It means that each time you visit this blog, use my affiliate links or make an essential oils purchase under my team that you are supporting our ministry.
It means getting the privilege to be a part of a greater whole doing part time work at a church SE of Dallas.
It means that instead of waiting for that adventure to come to us, we are going out to find it.
And so much more.
If you’d like more information about our ministry, how to help or are just curious send me an email: email@example.com.
In the mean time I encourage you to ask yourself “What are you living for?” “And Why?”