January 4, 2011
When Exactly Are You Leaving?

Originally, we thought we'd be pulling out of Tucson around January 1st [1-1-11 - how cool would that have been?]. As it turns out, it's a little more work than we expected to sell everything we own, buy an RV, and get ready for a year of living on the road. Try it sometime - […]

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January 2, 2011
We Bought A Truck

It's a 2004 F-250 King Ranch. 4X4. Diesel. Crew Cab. This week, we need to: purchase and install a sliding 5th wheel hitch purchase and install suspension airbags purchase and install a brake controller complete a few other maintenance tasks Heigh-Ho. Off to work we go.

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December 30, 2010
1st Stop: San Antonio

Originally, we planned on heading up the West Coast first - through captivating California, awesome Oregon, and wondrous Washington. Upon further reflection and discussion, however, we decided to head the opposite way due to weather concerns. We didn't want to get stranded in our RV with icy rain pouring down. We'll be heading along the […]

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December 26, 2010
7 Ways To Support Give Every Day

Many would say that the adventure we're about to embark on is "Impossible!" "Crazy!" "Difficult!" "Unbelievable!" They are right. Selling everything to help others wasn't/isn't an easy thing. There are times of stress and worry as we consider our finances and our future. Ultimately, however, we have peace about the impossibilities, a peace that truly […]

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December 17, 2010
In Tucson, AZ: Project F.E.E.D.

This afternoon, our family of four participated in Project F.E.E.D. (Feed Everyone Every Day), a program of The Giving Tree in Tucson, AZ. The organization serves hot meals to anyone in need - every Thursday and Sunday from 4:30-5:30pm. If you want to volunteer, you just show up and start serving. No need to R.S.V.P. […]

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December 15, 2010
Stephanie's Biggest Fear - Well, Not Really

Stephanie and I have very similar tastes. We have a ton in common. We are both spontaneous. We like most of the same foods. A lot of our hobbies are the same. But, there are a few things we differ on. I love coffee; she will only drink it if she is "cold."  I use […]

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December 12, 2010
We Bought a 5th Wheel RV

Quick announcement:  We have an RV sitting in the driveway! The past weeks have been filled with craigslist and newspaper searches for a motorhome or 5th wheel. About a week ago, we decided to stop looking at motorhomes and narrow our search to only 5th wheel camper trailers. Two days ago, we finally found one that […]

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December 2, 2010
Quality vs. Quantity

A friend just emailed to ask if we made a mistake in the first bullet of our Give Every Day pledge: To spend intimate, quantity time with our family. He asked, "Did you mean to say quality?" It was a good question, so I thought I would elaborate in a post. The answer is that […]

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November 28, 2010
Mark Your Calendars for December 12th!

Vail Christian Church is hosting a send-off reception for our family on Sunday, December 12th, from 3:00-6:00PM in the Empire High School Library. All are welcome - whether or not you're associated with Vail Christian or any church. Light refreshments will be served and kids are welcome to attend. This is an informal event - […]

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November 18, 2010
Last Day of Work

Yesterday was my last day at the Vail Christian Church office (I have been the Connection Pastor there for the past 5 years). The staff and I went to lunch together at Nimbus Brewery, one of my favorite lunch spots. The whole day seemed odd. I worked on a few things for this coming Sunday […]

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November 14, 2010
We Rented Our House

About two weeks ago, we took our house off the market so that we could rent it. Our tenants moved in this weekend. They are a friendly family with three kids so we expect that they will fit right in with the rest of the neighborhood. This past week was jam-packed with moving out of our […]

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November 10, 2010
Live On The Tucson Morning Blend

Today, I was on a local news talk show called the Tucson Morning Blend. Thanks to KGUN9 for wanting to hear more about Give Every Day. You can watch the 4 1/2 minute broadcast here on the Morning Blend.

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November 4, 2010
Surprise!

Our search for an RV continues. We're open to Class A's, Class C's, or Fifth Wheels...preferably somewhere in the 30-36-foot range. If I could close my eyes, tap my sparkly red shoes together, and be in my dream RV...it would have: bunkbeds. a leather couch. at least one slide-out. a spacious shower or shower w/ […]

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November 3, 2010
Movin' on out

We put our house on-the-market in early August. The first month was slow (as in, two-people-came-to-see-our-house slow). The second and third months were a flurry of activity. As we approached November, we decided to put out a "For Rent" sign too - to keep our options open. Tim's phone was ringing constantly. People wanting to […]

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October 31, 2010
How to Successfully Sell on Craigslist - 7 Tips

Whether you are selling all of your belongings or just paring down your stuff, I highly recommend craigslist. I use craigslist occasionally for buying, but often for selling. In fact, when it comes to selling almost anything, craigslist is my first choice. I've sold couches, cars, cameras, and more. Quite a few people have told […]

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Our Pledge

We hereby pledge:

- To spend intimate, quantity time with our family.
- To actively help the poor, the sick, the lonely, and the helpless.
- To value, protect, and advocate for children.
- To de-emphasize the importance of “stuff” in our lives.
- To bring publicity to good causes and good people.
- To live with intentionality, as if this year was our very last.
- To observe the needs in our country/community – and then do something about them.
- To give – every day.

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