10 Family Resolutions for Living on Mission

"I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it’s very difficult to find anyone." -- Gandalf to Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit

We've recently plunged ourselves into an adventure. It's not one of our making, but rather, God's arranging. Admittedly, we were a bit reluctant to go. We are leaving behind the comfort and security of a steady paycheck, stable church, and people we know and love, to start a new church in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Along with twelve other families, we are going on an adventure. Husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, kids, students, dogs, a hamster, and a few fish – all of us are stepping into an adventure with a mission!

As we were boxing up books, cleaning out closets, emptying drawers, and packing up vehicles, I came across a list. Scribbled on a piece of paper, were my list of resolutions from several years ago – dreams about learning a new language, reading the entire Bible, finishing my master's degree, drinking less coffee, not getting so upset over football, and getting in shape. Some of those I've accomplished, and some, well, there is always next year!

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