Family on Fire – that’s us!
And by on fire, I mean, alight, aflame, absolutely engulfed with God and all that He wants to do in and through us.
Our family is on a mighty adventure, and these are our stories as we follow where we are being led…
Kirk and I met in 2003, and I knew on our first date that he was going to be my best friend for life. We got married in 2005 and when it came time for babies, we decided to knock out 2 in 1 year, followed by a loooong, well-deserved break.
River and Danger came with us as we left San Diego to start ministry in Houston. We launched this blog as FourLampstands, our hearts desiring to follow the call in Matthew – “Let your light shine before others, that they may…glorify your Father in heaven.” We used this as a record of our journey into ministry, a diary of our hopes and disappointments and miracles. Soon, Ember had joined us and we changed to FiveLampstands. When Galilee came along as a fun surprise, well, we decided we needed a more permanent name – Family on Fire. A family united in seeking God with our whole heart and fanning the flames he has put within us. Those flames, those tiny suns inside us, are community, doing life together, being messy and real, sacrifically serving each other, loving and knowing one another, hosting and celebrating and mourning and teasing and walking together. In short, FAMILY. It’s what we are all about. It’s what we seek daily to cultivate in our own lives, with those in our church, in our neighborhood and with all of you.
So, as you read, know it’s a little messy and a little raw. It’s a little veiled too. I haven’t quite figured out how to properly share the places where our lives intersect others, so bear with me as I walk that out. Follow us as we seek out the Lord and what His plans are for us. Psalm 40:5 says, ” Your plans for us are too numerous to list.” We look forward to every day with Him, leaning in to all He wants to do. So, walk along with our family – you are undoubtedly a crucial part of our story. As it says in Hebrews, “We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.” Do life with us, we need you all.
See you soon,
Family on mission is how we stop thinking of discipleship as a task that we do, and start living out discipleship as a way that we are.Mike Breen, Family on a Mission