Day #4: Give with Kiva

The wind chill outside is -1 degrees fahrenheit here in Fort Stockton, TX (we made it out of Walmart!). It is COLD. We are stuck indoors. Stephanie and I didn't want the weather to keep us from doing something so we made our way to Kiva.com, a microfinance website. We had a gift card and we decided to lend to 5 entrepreneurs from Cambodia, Peru, Kenya, and the Philippines who need small loads … [Read more...]

Day #3: Give to a grocery store cashier

She was young, her dark hair in a ponytail, a gentle smile on her lips. She reached down instinctively to her small, but obviously burgeoning belly. "When are you due?" I asked as I put a few breakfast items on the Walmart checkout counter. "Next month," she glowed, reaching out to give my one-and-a-half year old a little caress on the cheeks. Tim was at the mechanic's. I walked back to the 5th … [Read more...]

Day #2: Give Thanks

We're (still) at Walmart. Our 5th wheel is here, but our truck is not. A tow truck came and pulled it away to a local Ford dealer. A friend of a friend of a friend works there. We're hoping the mechanic can look at it first thing in the morning. Meanwhile, here at the 5th wheel... We're trying to conserve our battery (and our water). Today, we ate peanut butter & jelly sandwiches for … [Read more...]

Day #1: Give Anyway

Hi from the Walmart parking lot in El Paso, Texas. (We're stranded here). (For real). This is how it went down: We left Tucson late this morning, with tearful goodbyes and a huge bag of snacks. Our plan was to drive to a campground in El Paso and stay the night on our way to San Antonio. We had the BEST drive ever. There wasn't one complaint or tear or whine from anyone the ENTIRE 5+ … [Read more...]

Do Small Things.

Sometimes a twinge of fear comes up out of nowhere. We'll wonder, "What do we REALLY have to give? Will we be able to do big things with two small children by our side?" But then we are reminded... We don't need to do BIG things. We need to "do small things with great love." * quote by Mother Teresa … [Read more...]

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 surpasses understanding. We are choosing … [Read more...]

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. In fact, people are encouraged to bring a main dish, side dish, or dessert to … [Read more...]

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. … [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...]