Saturday, January 24, 2015


We are taking a few days to make the interior of our tiny house a bit more homey... so we repurposed a king size mattress and snagged the foam out of it for a new to us couch... made with fabric I bought and tucked away about 2 years ago. We added some clearance paint to the mix and some Ikea curtain rods and a bit of spray paint ..and voila! Ok so only like half a wall is done and the couch cusion... but it's definately a work in progress. The color pallete is beachy...or maybe a little more southwest .... but its BOLD. With rich teal, deep blues, and oranges and coppers and some deeper red hues. Its certainly fun to redecorate! Time consuming but fun. Looking forward to a full transformation.... but being realistic...we are taking it one wall at a time.

Cut stacked and glued 3 sections of 3 inch foam together and stitched up a heavy duty (toddler friendly) slipcover
The 13 year old dr who fan 
is building his own bedroom ....that he has to share with a 5 yr old brother
Vaccuum andcleanup bef
before We bring in the cushion
The serger kept jammingso here Is Frank to the rescue
Add some bright orange to the mix with a 15 yr old painter...
The 1st wall is complete. 
Who knew it was so complicated to paint a camper

Thursday, January 15, 2015


It's been 2 weeks. I told myself I wouldn't let posts go so long this year.  I have gotten behind reading my Bible. Life happens. It's cerainly a good thing God doesn't judge me based on my performance. 

Sometimes as life on the road happens and ministry or sick kids or swimming in the pool define what I do or do not do...I am glad that the God I love doesn't define my faith by what I do...or forget to do.

But doors have opened. Always different than we expect or anticipate. Around campfires, shared meals and swimming.

But if you're like me you may have set new years goals. What does that look like in your world today?

And often we dont see how we impact anything....

Today January is half over  ...our oldest daughter ( who doesn't travel with us) turns 20 in just 2 days.

I can't believe we have been on the road for over a year and a half...

That our youngest is rapidly approaching another birthday.

Time has almost sped up being on the road.

Making time with friends that much sweeter

Being blessed meeting SO many new people.

I am waiting with wrapt anticipation what God has in store for us in 2015

But we will chose to live in each moment.....take lots of pictures and make tons more memories...

Bring it.

But don't blink.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Come to the drum circle

I think we get life messed up.
Especially as believers.
What's right?
What's wrong?
Why do we get to decide.

Recently I saw a thread on facebook take a dive because a few Christians cast judgement on a group of athests.
Anyone that was a christian soon became a target by a select group of the free thinkers...
Free thinkers unless they are talking about Christians. ..that is.
And it breaks my heart.
So much hate and division.

Tonight we drove down to Siesta Key.
We were told today about this amazing drum circle that meets on the beach.
We could hear the deep djembe beats as we parked.

And we walked to the beach it was clear there was far more than a drum circle.
A street preacher and banners engaged a small crowd.
The crowd taunted him.
Police were standing by....
Finally a girl pepper sprayed the street preacher...

And I wonder... we are such a tangled mess...
Like a mess of yarn.
We mean well but often cannot see beyond our own vision.
Everyone thinks they are right.
But what IS the right way to share Christ's love?
In anger? Judgement?  Preaching to a hostile crowd?

Do we even know HOW to LOVE like Jesus loved anymore?
To live in love without being angry ..hostile ...or even confrontational. ..
Maybe its taking a moment one on one.
Learning a name and genuinely coming to care for someone personally. 

What do you think?