What do 7 kids+2 adults+1 dog+1 cat+1boat=?
An Incredible Adventure!!!
Many friends have requested a blog so I took the leap and here is where it begins. The adventure, however, began several months ago and has been more work than fun. We’ve bought the charts, the guidebooks, safety gear, etc. We’ve outfitted the boat and completed many projects with a few still in progress. We’ve cancelled the phones, water, electricity, insurance, etc. We’ve almost liquidated everything we own and have one week till we blast off from Blanco, Texas to Kemah where the boat is berthed. Then we have a week or two more of outfitting, more like fitting in, everything 9 people and 2 pets need to live aboard a 41 foot sailboat.
I’ve realized one thing in particular thus far in this process of fulfilling a life dream: Most people never do their dream because of this first step, dealing with EVERYTHING! I would encourage everyone to look past the obstacles to the goal and go for it! Remember with God all things are possible and follow up with Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose.” Mark awoke one morning and said he felt God said it was time to go sailing, all I had to say was ok and we tested the word by moving forward in faith. Since then God’s worked out the details rapidly from the acquisition of the boat, to the financial provision, to the capacity/ability to do everything necessary and the rest is and will continue to be an adventure of epic proportions! This is so much bigger than us and we look forward to seeing where God takes us and what his plans are that we have yet to know. The boat’s name is “Invincible” and we are trusting God that this is his invincible adventure for us, just as his son Jesus is Invincible for us.