Big Prairie, Ohio

Big Prairie, Ohio 1

We arrived in Big Prairie, Ohio yesterday. We will be here a couple more days and then head to Cincinnati. As we head west, we are looking forward to more familiar territory.

Here is a quick update about Give Every Day.

  • The past 6 months have reminded us that giving happens first and foremost through relationships - with our family and local community (more on this later).
  • As we travel through the central states, we will be going at a faster pace. This is due to campground availability, weather, and the sparsity of organizations, businesses, and people compared to the coasts.
  • Next week our truck will be in the shop for a few days getting engine work done and Stephanie will be going to her final dentist appointment for her root canal/crown.
  • This past week, giving in our family looked like: writing thank you cards, reading book to our girls, praying for our friends, giving encouraging comments to some neighbors, and donating clothes + books.
  • While I am not going to be writing every day like we did for the first 150 days, we will continue to give daily as a family. Upcoming posts will be more reflective about what we have learned. I will also be spotlighting businesses and  non-profits when we discover ones that stand-out in their mission or strategies.
2011 has been a year of intense change and growth for us. As we process the many things we are learning, we are excited to share our thoughts with you.

2 comments on “Big Prairie, Ohio”

  1. I am excited that you will be freed up to write longer posts about what you are learning and pondering!

Our family spent 2011 traveling the USA in an RV, striving to intentionally "give every day" for the glory of God. We interviewed CEOs of nonprofits and served alongside over 40 organizations and churches.

Our Pledge

We hereby pledge:

- To spend intimate, quantity time with our family.
- To actively help the poor, the sick, the lonely, and the helpless.
- To value, protect, and advocate for children.
- To de-emphasize the importance of “stuff” in our lives.
- To bring publicity to good causes and good people.
- To live with intentionality, as if this year was our very last.
- To observe the needs in our country/community – and then do something about them.
- To give – every day.

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