A Mom and Her Family – Giving Every Day
It’s not often you hear of people — especially people living “the American dream”— who suddenly decide to sell their house, sell their cars, leave their jobs, and set out to travel the US in an RV for one purpose…
to Give Every Day.
That’s exactly what my friend Stephanie over at Metropolitan Mama is doing.
She and her husband Tim, along with their one and three year old daughters, are setting out on the adventure of their lifetime.
Their story is inspiring and radical (it’s even been in the press), and I just had to share it with you…
As Stephanie tells it, “Tim and I stay up late and talk about how the world is hurting – how people are poor, sick, lonely, uncertain, hungry, helpless, and hopeless. We know – without a shadow of a doubt – that we can’t just sit here. We won’t.”
Thus, their plan was born: Sell everything. Live in an RV. Give Every Day
Stephanie and Tim have put their house on the market, have worked through countless details, have overcome the Five Reasons Why They Shouldn’t do this Give Every Day Thing, and are in the process of setting out on their journey to help others.
I love how Tim sums it up:
“What we keep coming back to is this: When Stephanie and I talk to each other and to God about what we are planning – we are at peace. When we really evaluate our goals and dreams – when we consider the brevity of life – this plan represents exactly who we want to be and what we want to do. It models the things we want to teach our children. We may have 5 reasons Give Every Day is a bad idea but, we also have at least 100 reasons why we need to do it.”
Talk about inspiring. :)
Click on over to their new blog to read more about their Give Every Day plans. And don’t forget to subscribe while you’re there so you can stay updated on their journey. (You can even invite them to your city!)
What about you? Have you ever felt a tug on your heart–or your life–like this and followed it? Have you known someone who has? What was the impact?
(I’ve followed the tug on my heart before–on a smaller scale–and it turned out to be an amazing thing. I’ll share that story soon!)
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