Tuesday, December 31, 2013

I Met My Goal Of Blogging Over 100 Times In 2013!

YAY!!!  Cue the windows winning solitaire fireworks!  

I set a goal in the beginning of 2013 to blog over 100 times in 2013 and I did it!  

I didn't reach all of my goals for 2013, but I definitely feel like I made progress.  2014 is going to be an even better year.  

I've got a blog surprise for you in the New Year, be looking for it!  

Have an amazing and productive 2014!!  

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!  Here's a video from Mighty Mo Coffee, which one of my friends just started up.  I love how worshipful it gets when the singer starts singing "oh night divine."  

Thank you Jesus for coming to the earth as fragile baby, to save us from and pay for the sins of the world.  That our lives would be lived in honor of You.  

Merry Christmas :)  

Are you having an awesome Christmas?  What's the highlight?  Let us know in the comments.  

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Have You Taken This Not So Friendly Personality Test

I just took a personality test that I remember taking back in 2008... but my results were different this time, but still spot on... 

Monday, December 16, 2013

It's Not What You Say It's How You Say It

It's not what you say, it's how you say it...

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Most Popular Posts of 2013

Here's 2013's most popular posts.

4.  Click Here To See A Tour Of Our House In Honolulu... (not where we currently live)
5.  Check Out Our 5 Bedroom 3 Bathroom Home  (where we lived when we FIRST got here in March)
8.  We Moved Again Click Here To See Our New Home 
(This is where we currently live, but the photos are before we moved in and decorated)

Engage:  Did you have a favorite blog post from 2013?  (It doesn't have to be from this blog)  What was it?  Let us know in the comments.  

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Saturday Morning Quick Update

Hey everyone, Christmas break is here!  The campus is clearing out, we've sent our Fall schools overseas.  And the majority of our staff have returned home for the holidays.  

I'm up on a saturday morning early, about to work on some photo edits and hopefully get our new photography webpage up today.  

My parents come on Tuesday to visit for a few weeks to celebrate Christmas!  

How is your Saturday going?  Ready for the Holidays?  

Friday, December 13, 2013

What's Your Neutral?

What's your neutral?  Can you change your life by simply changing what your normal, natural response is to things?

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Technology Is Horrible Click Here To Find Out Why I Want To Be Amish

Lately I've been thinking about... technology, and entertainment...

Monday, December 9, 2013

How Do Things Go From Epic To Cheesy? Click Here And Tell Us Why

Have you ever watched a movie that you thought was great and then watched it again years later and laughed at how cheesy it was?...

Friday, December 6, 2013

Want To Improve Your Writing? Follow This One Step

In first grade I wrote a book.  It was bound by wall paper covered cardboard and was titled "The Boy Who Was Never Scared."  I got a lot of praise from it and that's when I decided I wanted to be an author. 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

December Garden Update! [VIDEO]

IMG 2799 from Jim and Jess Baker on Vimeo.

Hey everyone!  Here's my December garden update video!  I shot it on my new ipod touch, let me know if you think the video quality is better.  And I apologize for blanking out on some of it, I shot this before I had any coffee.  :)  I'm including below what I forgot.  

0:57 - The One Straw Revolution - Masanobu Fukuoka
(I came outside yesterday to do Laundry after doing this video and saw a bird hovering near some of the greens, so I think he was eating some of those pests!)
1:27 - I tried again to get some seeds out of there later in the day and it did work!  I threw them in one of the grow beds to see if they will grow! 
3:45 - Dahlia
4:04 - My moringa is now completely gone, just a stem :(  
4:16 - Tumeric

Questions?  Comments?  Comment and let us know!  

- Farmer Jim 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Monday, December 2, 2013


Wow... can you believe it's December already?  

How are you going to finish out 2013 STRONG?  

What tangible goals can you set to make sure you end 2013 well and start 2014 on the right foot?  

Share with us in the comments!  

Friday, November 29, 2013

Black Friday! Buy This, Seriously, You'll Thank Me.

If you buy one thing this holiday season, I encourage you to buy this.

What is it?  It's an amazing blender.  Yes it's pricey, but Jess and I don't regret this investment in our health at all.

We use this most mornings to make green smoothies.  There is no other way I would get so many fruits and vegetables in my system.  We mix greens, bananas, berries, sometimes apples, and sometimes other things like chia seeds, or coconut milk in there and blend it up and it's actually really tasty.  The sweetness of the fruits completely covers up any taste of the greens.  

The vitamix is easy to use, it's the most powerful tool I own, (my drill runs off triple a batteries) and it's easy to clean, which means you're actually going to use it.

When we bought it, it had a 30 day money back guarantee, which I told Jess we would absolutely send it back if we weren't using it every day because it's to expensive to just be a counter decoration.  

It also comes with a 7 year warranty.  We've had ours over a year, and had no problems with it, we've even travelled with it.

If you buy today from the link above we get 4-6% of the sale, and it cost you nothing extra.

If you're doing other shopping online and want to help us out.  Please at no extra cost to you, click below on our Amazon Affiliate link and shop as normal!  We will get 4-6% of everything you buy and it will cost you nothing extra.

Engage:  Did you stay up all night and face the crowds?  Did you get anything awesome?  Let us know in the comments.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving Blog Friends :)  

Since we live in Hawaii Jess and I are going to make it tradition to hop in the ocean every Thanksgiving.  

Before we were dating we were both in Kona together and went to the beach on Thanksgiving and Jess got such a kick out of it because I'm sure it was snowing in Ohio.  

We're thankful for your readership!  

What are you thankful for this year?  Leave us a comment and let us know, or share with us a unique or your favorite Thanksgiving dish!  

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Here's A Sure Way To Fail At Your Goals

Jess and I recently rearranged our living room.  What does this have to do with failing your goals?...

Monday, November 25, 2013

Leadership Tip: Vision Leaks

I hung out with Jeremy Bardwell only a couple of times, but I remember him teaching me so much in the short time we spent together...

Friday, November 22, 2013

It's my birthday :)

It's my birthday :)  

Thanks for spending time reading things on this blog.  I appreciate it.  

I'm encouraging my friends on facebook to comment and share a favorite memory of time we've spent together.  Feel free to join in! 


Thursday, November 21, 2013

2013 Holiday Camera Buying Guide

Hey everyone, we just posted some camera recommendations on our photography blog for people that might be buying a camera for a loved one or for themselves this holiday season.  

Click here to check out our Holiday 2013 Camera Recommendations!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Question: Productivity and Environment?

Are you more productive in certain environments?  How do you create that productive environment?  And how do you maintain productive in a less than desirable environment?  

Please comment and let us know!  

Monday, November 18, 2013

Church Goals

Kris Vallaton recently posted this on his facebook page.  I'm not 100% clear on their time line for this, if this is called Vision 2022, because they want everyone to be doing these things by 2022 or what but nonetheless... I found these to be really solid, tangible, specific, good goals, and I wanted to share them with you.  

Monday, November 11, 2013

YWAM Offerings

This morning after worship, we had a time of giving.  

Friday, November 8, 2013

Didn't end up preaching last night... Resurrection and Clean Water

RK - photo by Yela Minor
I didn't end up preaching last night...

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

November Garden Update [video]

IMG 2654 from Jim and Jess Baker on Vimeo.

I'm Thinking About Writing A Letter To My 18 Year Old Self...

I've been thinking recently about writing a blog post, that is essentially a letter to my 18 year old self...

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

e-mails not sending! sorry!

Hey everyone, it's been brought to my attention that since the 24th of October my e-mails have not been sending.  I think this has to do with the upgrade to Mavericks (new Mac OS).  So if you're waiting on a response from me, I apologize, I probably responded and it never got sent.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Worms: Amazing Return On Investment

Me with a handful of composting worms.  

This evening we finished harvesting the rest of our compost and worms... I was amazed at the process...

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


I've been thinking a lot lately about how my life feels cluttered.  

Not just with things, but with things as well.  

What can I say no to?  What can I get rid of in my life that is burdening me?  

How can I make life simpler?  

I've been spending a lot more time in my "garden" and a lot less time in front of my computer.  That's a dang good thing.  

What is excess in my life?  That I think I need, but don't need at all.  

Do you feel burdened with physical or mental clutter?  How have you taken or do you want to take steps to simplify or minimize?  

Monday, October 14, 2013

MONDAY!!! Time if flying. Quick Update

Hola e'rybody.

I'm sitting at the manoa starbucks drinking a decaf coffee.  I'm working on editing a wedding.

I spent literally the whole day today working on my aquaponics.  I got something done today that I've been wanting to do for a while.  I'll hopefully post about it soon.

Jess is having surgery on Wednesday for her meniscus.  Prayers appreciated.

Sorry that the blog has been neglected.

jim baker

Friday, October 4, 2013

Rock Slings! David and Goliath Style

Photo taken from sellers website

So one of the School Of Biblical Studies speakers that comes and  teaches on Joshua is named Col. Hansen.  And he always brings artifacts with him.  And one of the things he brings is a rock sling...

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Aquaponics Update! [VIDEO]

IMG 2562 from Jim and Jess Baker on Vimeo.

Here's what the left bed (the first one I show you in the video) looked like a month ago.  

Engage:  What should I grow next?  Let us know in the comments.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

I'm still here... [quick update]

i'm still here.

i haven't made the time to devote to blogging like i'd like to, sorry.  got lots of thoughts going around in my head, just no time to get them out.

i might have talked about it before, but we're in the transition of a new quarter.  it's here, but I don't think I've caught up.

i trained a new receptionist and then she felt called to do the school of missions and evangelism.  she was doing a great job and will be missed, but we're here to raise up missionaries, not receptionists.  :)

constantly in transition.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Friday Evangelism Stories

I so wanted to snap a photo of today's events, but that would be a pretty great way to make the people we're ministering to feel used.  So there is no photo...  If you want some nice photos to look at, I just posted a wedding that I shot on our photography blog.  

Monday, September 16, 2013


Check out YWAM's recent video entitled "I AM A MISSIONARY."  

I'm so privileged to be a part of this organization.  

Engage:  What did you think?  Let us know in the comments

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Do You Feel Caught Up? Quick Update

A photo of me teaching on Support Raising in our Staff Conference

Do you feel caught up?  Not like... caught up in a artistic, lyrical sense... but in a practical business sense.  

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Back From Washington State | YWAM, CPC and The Evangelical Covenant Church

Spencer and Madison's Wedding!  

Aloha everyone, I have returned from Washington state where I had quite the epic journey...

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Shut Up Strengths Finder | Work On Your Weaknesses

I bought into the marketing of two popular books, but after a few years of life experience, searching out that ideal I've realized something...  

Monday, August 26, 2013

Uh Old Testament You Make No Sense - Lets Read Through The Old Testament Together!

A depiction of Moses by José de Ribera(1638)  Taken from Wikipedia

Remember how we recently read through the New Testament together?  Who wants to read through the Old Testament with me? 

Friday, August 23, 2013

Thoughts On Our 4 Year Wedding Anniversary

August 23 2009 :)

Today Jess and I celebrate 4 years of marriage!  Here are some thoughts on this anniversary...

Monday, August 19, 2013

AQUAPONICS! My garden MIGHT be cooler than your garden...

The aquaponics system!  

Saturday I finally set up my aquaponics system!  What's aquaponics?  Great question...

Friday, August 16, 2013

Happy Aloha Friday! - Sign Up For Our Newsletters Here!

Hannah, Jess, Di, Ray and Me

Who are these people and why is their photo on your blog?  

Happy Aloha Friday!  

Monday, August 12, 2013

Crazy Fun Busy Weekend!

Quick update.  

It's been a whirlwind weekend.  

Friday I did photography for a wedding.  

Saturday Jess and I showed two Australians around the island.  It rained most of that morning :( but they were such a sweet couple, we are really blessed to have met them!  

Sunday our friend Hannah from Maryland flew in to visit us!  

Tomorrow I'm going to show Hannah around the island and Ray and Diane (The Australians) are going to join us too!  

What'd you do this weekend?  Let us know in the comments!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Honest Thoughts On Street Evangelism

Kona 2008

When I was in Kona a few weeks ago, I visited the prayer room at the YWAM campus for a short time.  Before that I had a couple of conversations with Dan Baumann and through those talks and time in the prayer room, it led me to want to start an optional time of prayer and worship here on the YWAM Honolulu base....

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

How To Help The Police At The Scene Of A Crime

A Car Accident I saw in Maryland in 2008.  

Do you know how to be a good witness.  You thought I was talking about a witness for Jesus didn't you?  I think I'll talk about that on Friday.  But since I wrote a post about the domestic dispute I observed, and realized I was a bad witness, here's some tips from a friend of mine that is a police officer on how to be a good witness...

Monday, August 5, 2013

Only In Hawaii...

Here's the blog post I was going to write when I wrote Tropical Storms and Domestic Disputes.  Tropical Storm Flossie was no big deal at all by the way.  Anyway... onto the story.  

Jess and I were walking home from Safeway on a dark path, I was using my small keychain flashlight...

Thursday, August 1, 2013

New Month What Are You Recommitting To?

Aloha August!  

It's a new month what are you recommitting to?  Or what goals are you setting?  

Let us know in the comments!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Tropical Storms and Domestic Disputes

Flossie looks pretty intimidating but they say it should slow down

It's been an interesting weekend.  Tropical storm Flossie is on it's way and  I broke up a domestic dispute on our street this morning before going to church.  I guess I can't just leave it at that....  

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Where Does Motivation Come From?

I've got a question for you, and I want you to answer it if you know.  

"Where does motivation come from?"  

My biggest struggle in life has always been I KNOW what I need to do, I just don't WANT to do it.  Actually, I'm not even sure if that's true, because I do WANT to do some of the things I need to do, I just don't want to enough to push through whatever I'm sensing is hard.  

Things are much easier when you have the momentum of motivation.  It requires real discipline (which isn't fun, and doesn't come easy to me) to do the things that you don't want to do.  

I have seasons of being super motivated, where I'm disciplined, and then I swing the exact opposite extreme.  Where I lack all motivation and therefore lack discipline.  

I realize that self discipline is pushing through and being consistent when there is no motivation.  So how do you achieve that?  

Engage:  What do you value, but struggle to stay consistent and disciplined in?  What are some of your secrets to pushing through? 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Happy Wednesday!

Hello everyone.  

I apologize for not keeping up with blogging.  I've got lots of things to write about I just haven't taken the time to do so.  

Sometimes I get really burnt out on social media and need a break.  Last week was rough, I think I was trying to cut out to many things out of my diet in attempt to eat healthy that it really shocked my system and I had a hard time doing much of anything with a good attitude.  

So here's to hoping that I can get back into a good blogging schedule soon.  I still owe you guys a tour of our new house.  

Thank you to all of you that faithfully read this blog, I appreciate it!  

I'd love to hear from you!!  Feel free to shoot me an e-mail and lets catch up.  jimjessbaker (at) gmail (dot) com 

- Jim Baker

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Yet Another "Quick" Update

A photo of the worship team I'm in leading worship in Korean and English for Aloha Day.

Sorry for the lack of blog posting.  Things have been busy...

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Quick Update: Back In Honolulu After A Weekend Trip To The Big Island

Jess's dessert.  Hualalai Pie from Hugo's on the rocks.  

Aloha everyone.  We have returned to Honolulu after a weekend on the Big Island.  

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Quick Update: Busy Day With Lots Of Visitors!

227/365 - Jess working hard on some decorations for the SBS classroom

Today is a busy Sunday!   

Monday, June 17, 2013

Blogging and Social Media Milestones | 3500 tweets and 32,000 pageviews

Over the weekend I tweeted my 3500th tweet!  

And my pageviews for the blog went over 32,000!

Thanks everyone for journeying with us digitally! 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Fathers Day Dad!

Happy Fathers Day Dad!  Thanks for being a great Dad!  

Friday, June 14, 2013

Quick Update | No Bible This Friday, Buying a Car

Hey everyone, sorry about another week with no Bible post.  Are you still reading along with me?  Last week I was super inconsistent with my reading.  This week has been better but not great.  Anyway, in a half hour I'm headed off to go search the sea of used car lots to find the new BAKERmobile.  Please pray that God would lead us to a reliable vehicle.  :)  Love you guys, thanks for reading!  Leave us a comment and say hi :)  

Oh and if you haven't seen it yet... go check out our most recent photo session.  Jared and Mahea's Engagement Photos.  Jared is the one that is actually taking me car shopping in a minute.  

Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

What a 911 Operator Wants You To Know

Touch Tone Rotary

Here's some tips from a friend of mine who is a 911 operator for a  metropolitan area in the Southwest of the US.  

Monday, June 10, 2013

Lessons Learned From Calling 911 | An Elderly Lady Falls Down The Stairs

Dry Dock Waterfront Grill | Longboat Key Florida | With Jess' dad and step mom

When we were on the mainland we celebrated Jess' birthday with her dad and step mom.  As we were waiting outside of a restaurant for a table to open up we were taking our 365 (the above photo) when suddenly an elderly lady fell down a whole flight of stairs.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Jess Completed Her First Week Of Teaching!

Jess teaching the book of Ephesians!

My wife is a rockstar :)  She's finished up her first week of teaching...

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Miracle Futon!

hello futon.  (I feel like a bad photographer for posting such a low quality photo)

So we had been praying for, and asking people to donate towards a new futon for our new place so that when we had visitors they would have a place to stay...

Friday, May 31, 2013

BIBLE! | Acts, Romans and 1 Corinthians

I read this quote last night in Eugene Peterson's "The Pastor"

Are you still reading along with me?  Here's my thoughts on the three books we've read in the past two weeks...

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Quick Update | Back in Honolulu

Anna Swink, Jess and me at the Kalalau Valley.  

Greetings.  Here's a quick update to let you know we're back in Honolulu...

Friday, May 24, 2013

We MOVED Again! Click HERE to see our NEW Home.

Here are some photos of our new place.

We moved again!  Check out some of the pics of our new place! 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Derailed By First World Problems

a photo of a watch.  i used to wear a watch, i don't anymore

Funny that Monday's post was about productivity.  Tuesday morning was NOT productive... I woke up yesterday morning without my alarm going off...

Monday, May 20, 2013

5 Tips To Help You Be More Productive

Here's a few things that are helping me in the journey to being more productive.  

Friday, May 17, 2013

Thoughts on Luke and John

Are you still hanging in there reading through the New Testament with us?  

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

I Have Bloggers Block

Sorry about no posts recently... I have bloggers block.  I think this is the first time I've had it.  

I've got stuff to write about, I've got like 80+ different drafts, all in various stages, some are just an idea jotted down, and some are full on posts.  

But I keep sitting down to write things and I can't bring myself to hit publish.  


Engage:  How do you push through whatever "block" you are having?  Let us know in the comments.  

Friday, May 10, 2013

More Thoughts On The Bible | Last Half Of Matthew and All Of Mark

A photo I took last year of our SBS students in lecture 

Alright so Friday is our day to talk about the bible reading from the past week! 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Monday, May 6, 2013

Check Out These Two Blog Posts!

In the past couple of weeks 2 different people have written blog posts, not exactly in response to a blog post written here, but because of a blog post written here...

Friday, May 3, 2013

How To Make Sense Of The Bible

A cropped version of yesterdays 365.  

Do you have a hard time reading the bible?  Does it make sense to you?  ... 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Click Here To See A Tour Of Our House In Honolulu [VIDEO]

As promised, here's a video tour of our house... ***(Update 12/14/13 - we don't live in this house anymore, but have yet to do a video update of our new digs.  We will make sure to do so in 2014!)***

Monday, April 29, 2013

Want To Read Through The New Testament With Me?

A photo I took of a book written in 1899.  

I stink at consistent bible reading... yup... I said it...

Friday, April 26, 2013


April 23rd's 365.  

So on November 1st of last year Jess and I set out to take a photo a day of ourselves for a whole year.  Lately we've been really stinking at it...

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

What's Heroic Overseas But Foolish Here In The USA?

A child in Kenya eats peanut butter most likely for the first time.  From our Kenya Trip 2010.

Yesterday (well today actually, but I'm posting this tomorrow for the East coast) I celebrated my "Airplane Day." This is the day that my parents got me in an airport when I was 5 months old after I had flown from South Korea to NY. 

To celebrate Jess and I borrowed someone's car and ate Korean food for lunch.  I'm grateful for a biological mother who chose to carry me for 9 months and then give me up, and I'm thankful for a family that wanted to adopt.  

Here's a thought I had recently along these lines... 

Monday, April 22, 2013

Do You Like When I Link To Other Peoples Blogs That I've Found Useful? Or Is It Annoying?

When I think of sharing I think of toddlers inability to share.  Photo taken in my 2008 School of Photography.  

I need honest feedback.  For a while I was sharing links to blogs that I found useful or thought provoking every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday on Facebook and Twitter.  I stopped while we were on the mainland.  I've always wondered if I'm overwhelming my facebook/twitter friends and followers with too much information.  

Obviously this isn't a very scientific test... if you took the time to read this that means I probably haven't annoyed you to the point where you've unfollowed me on facebook.  But it doesn't hurt to ask.  Although, it might.  :)  

Engage:  Do you enjoy the other blogs that I've linked to in the past on facebook and twitter?  Should I continue or not?  How do you decide if you're posting too much on social media?  Let us know in the comments. 

Friday, April 19, 2013

Social Media Sensitivity? | What was your response to the Boston Marathon Bombing?

Jess finishing the marathon she ran in 2011.

I pulled my scheduled facebook post and tweet that pointed to this blog post Monday evening....

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Check out our 5 bedroom 3 bathroom home in Honolulu!

 This is the view of our room our main door the evening we moved in.  A bare cfl bulb from the middle of the ceiling illuminated everything.  

"We volunteer with missions organizations because of the housing!" said no one ever...

Monday, April 15, 2013

Hey Bakers... what does Monday in Paradise look like?

This is the view from Ko-Olina which is a resort that I stayed at in 2009 when I vacationed here.  We don't live at a resort.  :)  

I know I said the next post would be about our living situation, I haven't gotten a chance to write that blog yet, but it's coming soon I promise...

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Getting Settled in Paradise

Jess cleaning her office

We landed on Thursday in Honolulu and we could not have planned our time better...  

Monday, April 8, 2013

Hey Bakers... How were your flights? | And 2 travel tips.

Jess and I with her Mom and Step Dad Greg in Pittsburgh.

We landed on Thursday in Honolulu.  Jess' mom and step dad Greg took us to Pittsburgh Wednesday night before we flew out... 

Friday, April 5, 2013

Aloha! Quick Update From Hawaii!

Aloha!  We have arrived!  We're getting settled in, we rented a car... I drove last night to a whole foods in a prius and I feel like my life is complete.

Incase you have no clue what I'm talking about enjoy the video above.

I'll be updating more next week!  

Love you guys! 
Jim and Jess Baker :) 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Goodbye Mainland, Hello Hawaii

Jess saying goodbye to her car.  We left it in NY to be sold.  

It seems like just a few weeks ago I wrote the post the other way... 

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Details You Want To Know | Hawaii 2013


So if you missed our announcement we're moving back to Hawaii on April 4th to continue working with YWAM Honolulu.  

I've tried to anticipate some questions you might have, so here's my attempt at that...

March 2013 General Update - BIG NEWS!

Chattanooga Tennessee, Ringling Brothers Circus with Tiffany Henley.  

We have returned to Boardman, Ohio after our 3 month, 6000+ mile, mainland road trip...

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Another Quick Update From The Road

Hello everyone!  

We're packing up and about to leave Atlanta, and we're headed to Chattanooga TN to meet up with our good friend Tiffany Henley.  We will be going to the circus to celebrate Jess' birthday!  I've never been to a circus.  Her birthday was the 10th, if you didn't wish her a happy birthday and would like to you can do so in the comments!  

We had a great time in Atlanta spending time with Jess' sister, brother in law and niece.  On the way to Atlanta we got to connect with a few people on the road too, we had breakfast with Sharon Dixon and lunch with Tyler who is a family friend of Jess'.  

Before that we had a great time with Jess' dad and step mom in Sarasota Florida.  And a great time with my grandparents in Lake Worth Florida.  

Tonite we're headed to Clarksville TN to connect with Jimmie Turner and his family, hoping also to see Tony Corbett while I'm in town and then Monday we're headed to Louisville KY to see our good friends the Krebs.  

back to packing!  pray for safe travel for us!  

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Two Things That Have Blessed Me Recently

I've been blessed by these two things recently.  The above worship song, and the quote below.  I hope they bless you too!

"If you cry out to God, asking Him to restore the passion that you lost, He will answer -- every single time."  - Ps Steven Furtick

Engage:  What is God speaking to you through these two things?  Let us know in the comments.

Monday, March 4, 2013

The Bible - Did You Watch It?

The Bible Trailer

Last night we watched the two hour premiere of "The Bible"  on the History Channel.  

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Quick Update From The Road - Goodbye SC/Hello FL

Hey everyone, quick update. 

We've greatly enjoyed our time with my parents in South Carolina.  It's been a very refreshing time.   

We're headed to Florida in a few minutes we're going to be visiting my grandparents, and then Jess' dad.  

I'll try to get back into the swing of blogging, we'll see how it goes :)  

Leave a comment and say hello!  

Monday, February 11, 2013

Family Time! Blog Break And My Love Hate Relationship With Social Media


Sorry about the lack of posts so far in February.  We've been busy travelling over 3000 miles so far.  

Monday, February 4, 2013


I found this photo on cnn.com and thought it was funny.  
Greetings from Liberty South Carolina.  We didn't end up watching the game last night...

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Quick Update From The Road

Greenville NC, My cousin Kimberlee and her family.

Greetings from Greenville North Carolina.  It's sunny and 73 here today!