alternatively titled…Learn Every Day

Our goal when we are on-the-road in the coming year is to GIVE. As our pledge states, we want to use our strengths to "actively help the poor, the sick, the lonely, and the helpless." Our projects may take many different forms as we assist non-profits, churches, and schools across the USA. Through all of it, we KNOW that as we give, we will also be learning from incredible leaders, servants, … [Read more...]

*Update* (on everything)

A thousand thank you's to all of you who have left encouraging comments, sent enthusiastic e-mails, and bolstered us with positive words. Here's an update: Our House is FOR SALE and FOR RENT (as of this weekend). May the best buyer or renter "win"! Our house is a 3-bedroom, 2-bath - built in 2005. Gorgeous mountain views. Landscaped backyard. Spacious floor-plan that is perfect for … [Read more...]

We’re Making a List, Checkin’ it Twice…

We've started a master list . By state. It includes: Non-Profits that are making a difference. Churches that are doing big things. Brands that are promoting social good. Authors that are writing about important topics. Business leaders that are inspiring people. Entrepreneurs that are innovating. Bloggers that are changing the world. Places that are fun/interesting/wonderful … [Read more...]

Strengths & Skills (ours + yours)

What's the first thing you think of when you hear the phrase "give to others"? The most common response is to have an image of a soup kitchen come to mind...or perhaps the picture of a homeless man on the street corner, holding up a cardboard sign. While preparing soup, painting walls, and handing out lunches can be important and significant contributions to society (and we certainly plan on … [Read more...]

Choosing Our New “House”

Yesterday, we went and looked at RVs. We've also been googling and Craigslist-searching. We are thinking through sleeping arrangements, cooking, towing, storage, reliability, and more. Here are the three RV possibilities that are at the top of our list: Class C motorhome 30+ feet long. This option is leading in our minds right now, but we see advantages to all three. It sports two … [Read more...]

5 Reasons We Shouldn’t Do This Give-Every-Day Thing!

Stephanie and I have put together a checklist of things we must do to prepare before we leave Arizona. The list is just short of a million (almost). It's a bit daunting, to say the least. As I look it over, fear creeps in. We have made a decision to rip our family out of our happy life where we have most everything we want and need in order to do something extraordinary and new. I don't have any … [Read more...]

Give Every Day Buttons

For those of you who asked, Give Every Day buttons are now available. If you would like to help spread the word about Give Every Day, please grab one of these two images. If you prefer, you may use the code beneath each image. Both buttons come in 125x125, 150x150, 175x175 and 200x200. Thanks for your help! * A shout out to our friend Chris for drawing the RV. … [Read more...]

How To Get a Passport

At first glance, getting a passport may seem a bit overwhelming. For starters, if you ask most anyone how to get a passport they will either tell you they don't know or that they got theirs years ago and don't remember exactly what you need to do - other than fill out an application. This past week, Stephanie and I made it our goal to get the entire family passports. I already had mine. … [Read more...]

3 Reasons We’re NOT Starting A Non-Profit (or asking for your money)

The past few weeks have been a RUSH. We are scared out of our pants. We have waves of fear - and then joy - and then "We have way too much to do!" Overarching all of those feelings is overwhelming peace. Almost every day, Tim and I look at each other and say with amusement, "Want to sell everything we own, live in an RV, and travel the country helping people?"  "This is crazy!" "Is this … [Read more...]

The Plan: Sell Everything. Live in an RV. Give Every Day.

Our 3-year-old was talking to one of her friends on the phone this week: "Our plan is to sell our house, live in an RV, and help lots of people and all of the kids who don't have food." She said it so confidently, so excitedly. She said it with sparkling eyes, with adventure in her voice, with faith in her heart. Tim and I looked at each other, smiling, scared, "Are we really going to do … [Read more...]