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Friday, July 18, 2014

Currently ~ You Make Me Brave

Amazed at how God is in the details. He has been drawing me in to His word more & the scriptures have begun to come alive. Things that I have read hundreds of times I see in a whole new way & have so much more meaning. Nehemiah, Ruth, Ester, Romans all filling my mind and my heart. Oh My Heart! God has healed it, grown it & stretched it. Praying that God continues to remind me that HE is the One who sustains me, He continues to take away the fear that can keep me from taking the next right step. He's Totally Awesome like that. So thankful that I have a copy of God's word. Here's where you can help get a bible into the hands of men, women & children in Iran

So thankful for Godly men & women who speak truth through their books and how God uses them in such a mighty way. If you're looking for a new summer read here's a few 'MUST READS"


appreciating ~ cooler days

watching ~ Parenthood episodes 'til 1:00am. Why do I do that to myself!

reading ~ The Locust Effect by Gary A. Haugen

laughing ~ at with Tate as usual

eating ~ too much Chick-fil-a & Sweet Tea

attempting ~ to keep children outside playing

dreaming ~ of everything being packed & sitting on an airplane

planning ~ a big summer birthday party

wondering ~ what Lacey's doing in South Africa right now

brainstorming ~ smart ways to pack

wearing ~ Sole Hope "Nyaba" Sandals Check 'em out! You need these!

preparing ~ to look like a circus as we check 10 people and our stuff in at the airport

continuing ~ our fundraising partner challenge

making ~ summer memories

remembering ~ all that God has done for our family

getting ~ ready for a date night with the hubs

loving ~  sweet notes from people who are praying for us

wishing ~ i had a maid

listening ~ to Bethel Music's "You Make Me Brave"

enjoying ~ spending time with good friends

hoping ~ to check a few more things off the TO DO list

missing ~ Lacey's Craziness in my house

praying ~  for PEACE In Israel, South Sudan & Ukraine

knowing ~ 66 days is gonna fly by

Thank You Wynne for telling me about this song. Oh how it speaks to my heart.

You Make Me Brave

I stand before You now
The greatness of Your renown
I've heard of the majesty and wonder of You
King of Heaven, in humility, I bow

As Your love, in wave after wave
Crashes over me, crashes over me
For You are for us, You are not against us
Champion of Heaven,
You made a way for all to enter in

I've heard You calling my name
I've heard the song of love that You sing
So I will let you draw me out beyond the shore
Into Your grace

You make me brave
You make me brave
You call me out beyond the shore into the waves

You make me brave
You make me brave
No fear can hinder now the Love that made a way

You make me brave
You make me brave
You call me out beyond the shore into the waves

You make me brave
You make me brave
No fear can hinder now the promises You've made

"What sets lion chasers apart isn’t the outcome. It’s the courage to chase God-sized dreams.” ~Mark Batterson

Monday, July 7, 2014

Seventy-Seven ~ UPDATE

We are 77 58 50 46 40 days away from our departure!!
The shelves & the walls are getting bare, things are being given away, sold & stored and our To Do list is getting a tiny bit smaller. We are so thankful to all of you for your encouraging words, your support & most of all your prayers.

We are hitting it hard these last 2 months fundraising for Discipleship Training with YWAM + our monthly support once YWAM is complete. We started a fundraiser HERE and we were blessed to get 18 monthly partners at $25+/month. 

**We now have 24 36 monthly partners!!! 
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!**

So today with 77 58 50 46 40 days left we are looking for 77 "64" more people to partner with us!

Please consider partnering with us!

You can click HERE to become a $25/month partner or make a one-time donation

Thank you for being a part of Our Story... God's Story. We are following where He leads, knowing that His plan will be more incredible than anything we could imagine.

Here's a little piece of our story...

You can read more about God's plan for our family HERE

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"Lion Chasers are humble enough to let God call the shots and brave enough to follow where He leads." ~Mark Baterson {In A Pit With A Lion On A Snowy Day}

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Ordinary Super Hero's

Honored to be the guest family over @

Making Super Hero's

Head on over and check it out!
Thanks DeLenn for loving our family. We are blessed to know you!
You can check out our most recent faith journey update 

So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples. ~John 13:34-35

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Making Memories ~ #harpervacay2k14

We headed to South Padre Island for a fun-filled week with a stop at the San Antonio Zoo on the way. Everyone had a great time with the whole Harper crew, 24 peeps + one on the way:) I'm pretty sure most of our kids turned into fish while we were there. So thankful for Sid's mom who makes this beach vacation happen and for my brother's and sister in-laws for planning the fun stuff & helping with our big 'ole crew.

The best thing about 
Memories making them