Give us this day our daily bread

Those that know me know that I work with Cru and that a part of that assignment includes that I have to raise the funds necessary to participate with this mission. That includes my salary, benefits and ministry expenses. Our president does the same as well as looks for funds for our global expenses and operations and a friend shared this video with me of him talking about some of this experience. I was encouraged by it and many of you ask me what raising support is like, so I thought this video would give you a peak at what it can be like. Is is just 3:08 minutes long. Enjoy.


Focus | Energy

Focus

Focus

Energy

Energy

I want to share how it feels when you extend your ministry through, at least, me. Most everyone reading this post knows that, for us to work full-time with Cru, we need friends and funds to support our lives and mission. Our friends--we also call them partners because they are extending their ministry through ours--encourage us emotionally through their friendship. Spiritually, their prayers embrace us, moving God in concert with His plans to expand His kingdom in our lives and through our lives. They financially give to provide our salary, benefits, and ministry expenses. When that all comes together, what I feel is focus and energy. I want to give my best and feel free to focus on helping to fulfill the Great Commission. I was reminded of that as new friends joined us this week, and all week I have felt focused and energized. 

Birthdays

Our Madison turned 19. We were spoiled to be able to celebrate her January 8th birthday before sending her back to Palm Beach Atlantic University for her second semester.  

Madison begins our 2015 birthday celebrations. 

Madison begins our 2015 birthday celebrations. 

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Only one week after Madison's 19th birthday, Cole turned 14. Our boy is becoming a man. 

Cole's 14th celebration included a truckload of friends, volleyball, soccer, tetherball, burgers and dogs, s'mores around the firepit, and (drum roll) a viewing of Guardians of the Galaxy to top it all off. 

Cole's 14th celebration included a truckload of friends, volleyball, soccer, tetherball, burgers and dogs, s'mores around the firepit, and (drum roll) a viewing of Guardians of the Galaxy to top it all off. 

...and this man, he takes tetherball very seriously. 

Tetherball champion.

Tetherball champion.

On February 12th, our Kamise turned 11. 

For her, a birthday is only complete with a big slice of peanut butter ice cream pie.

For her, a birthday is only complete with a big slice of peanut butter ice cream pie.

Her new boots inspired her to get her groove on. Her friend party is around the corner and will test mom's sanity throwing abilities with 14 3rd graders on the invite list.

Her new boots inspired her to get her groove on. Her friend party is around the corner and will test mom's sanity throwing abilities with 14 3rd graders on the invite list.