first trip, first stop
Mar
05

first trip, first stop

I love road trips so much :)  I think its the time.  There are other much faster, more convenient ways to travel for sure, but sometimes it’s nice to sit and enjoy the ride.  And for me, the ride includes some very enjoyable company!  I’m glad that our little crew does well in the car, because our trip consisted of almost 40 hours of it!  Here’s to many more!

Our first tour for Wit & Folly was three weeks long and included several stops to see some very sweet and hospitable people!  First we drove from Colorado, through Oklahoma, and down to Iowa Park, Texas.  We like to drive at night because it’s easier on the kiddos (and therefore, easier for us :)  And I love to be on the road when the sun comes up!

It’s funny, when we lived in Texas, we got very little snow and cold weather.  But in the last couple of years, they’ve gotten a ton of it (for them anyways :)  Once we crossed the state line, everything was covered in icicles!  I actually asked Branden to pull over so I could take some pics.  I usually prefer to take pictures of people, but sometimes I can’t help but stop and capture the intricate details Jesus makes.

Every little twig and branch was covered in ice!

Our first stop was to stay with some very dear friends of ours.  We actually got to see them twice, sort of the bookends of our trip, which was awesome!  They’re the kind of friends that you talk to about everything, and somehow share life with even though they’re hundreds of miles away :)  We miss them so much, maybe even more now that we’ve been reminded of how easy it is to be around them.  I am so happy that this ministry means that we get to spend time with people we love along the way!

And they have boys too, which made for days even more full of sparring, video games, and funny kid conversations :)

So that was the first stop on our trip!  Already super blessed :)  I’ll post on more of the trip soon!

it’s about people, people.
Feb
06

it’s about people, people.

It’s been cold here.  Real cold.  Like twenty below, don’t go outside, leave the faucets dripping kind of cold.  We like Colorado a lot, and all four of its glorious seasons, we really do.  But man it’s been cold!

Okay, I’m done whining :) I’m thankful for a warm home and three sweet fellas that make our time indoors (and out!) enjoyable!

We’re about to head out of town – our first real trip for Wit & Folly Productions!  Woohoo!  We’re excited, and nervous, but mostly excited.  In the last few weeks, inquiries for Wit & Folly have started trickling in.  It’s awesome and still I find myself constantly thinking through logistics, crunching numbers, trying to organize dates and schedules in my head.  It’s easy for me to get distracted.  Anyone else in that boat?

In my time with the Lord, He’s been so gracious to show me where my focus needs to be, where His heart is.  It’s about people.  Always has been, always will be.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s not bad to think about numbers or figure out schedules, but why am I doing it?  For me, talking about numbers quickly turns to finances.  Thinking (or for me, worrying) about finances becomes this filter with which I look at things, ministry opportunities, our time, decisions.  Money equals groceries and gas in the car and bills being paid.  Sure, I want to do ministry and serve, but when it comes down to it, what makes my decisions?  Do I trust that the Lord has got us covered?  And when I don’t know all the answers, am I tempted to make things happen for myself?

So the Lord is teaching me, constantly, His heart is people.  People, people, people.  A couple years ago, when I was wrestling with the decision to pull back from doing photography full time, I remember the Lord telling me to focus on my family, on ministry, that something had to give.  And I argued  shared with the Lord that doing photography was my way of helping out with our finances.  He asked me, when He was living on the earth, what decisions did He make according to money?

(long silence while I realize how foolish my thinking was :(

It’s about Jesus, and His love for people.  It’s about people, people.

I want to be like Jesus :)  I want to see everything – people, situations, opportunities, the way He does.  I want Jesus to by my lens.

And my sweet Shepherd, instead of rebuking me, encourages – these things that I’m so easily distracted by, so worried about – He always has and always will take care of.  It’s silly for me to worry, crazy even, in light of all God has done.  I need to focus.

Maybe you don’t worry about the numbers.  Maybe your focus is on a certain relationship, what others think about you, even work or a hobby you want to have enough time for.  Do they become a distraction?  God wants us to be stayed on Him, and the things that are close to His heart.

And you know what?  There’s lots to rejoice in!  How He’s taken us step by step, showing Himself faithful, leading us – leading us in this new ministry!  He’s opened doors and blown us away over and over with things that we wouldn’t have been able to do for ourselves.  I can say this with certainty, just like this song I love, He’s never failed, and He won’t start now.  The future is hopeful, because He is our hope.

If you remember, would you pray for us?  For safe travels and that the boys (and Branden and I!) do well on the road.  For all the things that go into traveling and going from place to place?  And would you pray that our hearts would be still, steady, abiding in Jesus.  That we would see the people He places in front of us, with His eyes, His heart.  That we wouldn’t get distracted.  These are the things I’m praying :)

I’m trying to think of a fun way to document this trip!  Maybe a picture a day, or some video if I can figure that out :)  Hopefully I can think of something creative and share our adventure with you!  Anyways, thanks so much friends, for praying and reading this blog and loving on us, it means a lot :)  See you on the road!

updates!!
Nov
05

updates!!

Hello All!  Sorry for the lack of posting around here.  Last week was busy getting ready for our show on the 31st, then I was without my computer for a few days.  Needless to say, I wasn’t great at keeping up with the blog :/

Anyways, I wanted to share some updates with you :)  The show on the 25th went great!!  Thanks so much for praying for us!  It was the first time we had done the new school show we had written (yay!)  The students really seemed to enjoy it and we even had a time of q & a with them afterwards which was really cool!  We are waiting for some video from that show and will post clips here when they’re ready to view.

We also got to do shows for the harvest festival at our church last Thursday!  That was a lot of fun – families, lots of candy, and some really great costumes :)  We talked about sin and how God feels when we make poor choices.

We also launched the new website that day – woo hoo!!  I shared it on Facebook, but if you haven’t gotten a chance to check it out, please stop by and take a look!  We’re (officially!!) at www.witandfolly.com!  There’s still a few things we’re working on for it, but it is up and running!!  So excited!

It’s November already (which of course means that Christmas is just around the corner!!)  I love this time of the year so much :)  These next couple of months we’ll be working on a few projects, including writing and building a new show that we hope to share in churches next year!  We’re also continuing to pray about some practical needs for Wit & Folly (like a sound system!)  Please pray with us (I know a lot of you have, which has been such an incredible blessing!) for open doors as we continue to walk in this new venture with the Lord!  He has a good plan and we want to stay in step with Him – not running ahead or falling behind or even just getting distracted.  We want to be found faithful!

If you’re not yet following Wit & Folly on Facebook and you’d like to (we’d love to have you :), you can join the fun here!  Also, our new puppet business cards arrived today!  I’m so happy with how these turned out!

Kind of business in the front, party in the back :)  Okay, that was a bad joke, but seriously, they’re so cool!!  One side has our logo and all our contact info, and the other side turns into a puppet when you put your fingers through the holes :)

In other blogging news, there are still a few things that I haven’t gotten to post about from the summer and of course there’s new stuff happening everyday!  So please come back and visit soon!  Y’all are a blessing, seriously :)

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