The purpose of this blog is to journal the adventures of Aaron, Jen, Alex, Jack, Max and Bella. We are thankful for the adventures that our parents and grandparents have taken, because those adventures have made us into the people that we are today. We believe that we owe future generations an adventure that will be worth telling and re-telling. What makes a story a “classic”? The book Swiss Family Robinson is a classic because the family had an adventure. They were shipwrecked and had to use their wits and resourcefulness to survive. Subsequently, they found themselves drawn closer together as a family.
Because we try to live our lives to be like Jesus, we looked in the Bible to see what kind of adventures God writes for his people. What we found was equally terrifying and exciting…and we wanted to be part of it! We have decided, as a family, that we will endeavor to never say “no” to God. We are not sure where this adventure is going to take us, if the Biblical accounts are any indicator it is going to be crazy, but we are excited to see what God will do with 6 people that are silly enough to believe him when he speaks.
The link below is to a downloadable .PDF of our story. It covers four years of saying “yes” to God, so it is lengthy. That is why we elected to provide it in .pdf, so you can save your place and read it over time. It is subtitled “From Hope to Faith”, because it details our family’s process of transitioning from hoping God will do good things, to faith (substance of things hoped for). We welcome you to see where saying “yes” to God can take a family:
“May the LORD bless you
and protect you.
May the LORD smile on you
and be gracious to you.
May the LORD show you his favor
and give you his peace.”