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Be Grateful

Be Grateful

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There are 22 days left before the Daley’s will be packed and on the road in a 36-foot travel trailer with our 4 kids and hit the road on an epic business and personal adventure around the outer edge of the US.

Numbers 6:24-26 says,

“The Lord bless you and keep you;
 the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”

This prayer has been prayed over us and our children many times by our family, our friends, and our church. Be Grateful is one of our values that seems the most aspirational. It seems so many days we need the reminder to be grateful. In our fast paced world, it is easy to get really bent out of shape because of traffic, forgetting that we are in a car and not walking as much of the world still does. We get so frustrated when things don’t happen in our timing, when really we have so much to be grateful for. I sometimes feel like the children of Israel complaining about the bread that just fell from heaven. This value was birthed out of that tension.

As we live into that value, we cannot help but be grateful for our family. When we told them years ago about our dream for this adventure, I am sure even though their faces said, “that is great,” inside they were probably worried. Regardless, they have been VERY supportive of our 7 month journey. They are excited about our endeavor, and us pulling up to their houses like cousin Eddie. They bought specific Christmas presents we needed and wanted for our trip such as fun science experiment kits, riding toys, blankets, and even a metal detector. They have bought journals for each of us and scratch off maps as we ride in to every state. They are giving us money towards Disney World and computers for the kid’s school. We are SO GRATEFUL for the Daley’s and Marlowe’s. Thank you!

Over the years our family has embraced our dreams and ideas. This started the first year of our marriage when we told them we were planning to pack up our Toyota Camry with all our possessions and leave South Carolina to help start a church in Seattle. It continued through many crazy dreams including 3 years ago when Greg transitioned from a stable city job to join Xcelerate Business Solutions. It was a leap of large faith that God blessed, and we have never looked back.

Thank you to our parents, grandparents, sisters, brother-in-laws, aunts, uncles, and cousins. We are excited to see you soon!

Team Daley Values                                 

  • Be Kind

  • Be Truthful

  • Be Grateful

  • Make It Better

  • Work Hard, Play Hard

Team Xcelerate Values

  • Virtual, but together

  • Trustified (Yes, we made this one up)

  • Thrive, not Survive

  • Healthy Life Rhythms

  • Share the Wealth

  • Grow, Replicate, Empower, Repeat

 

The Earth Below My Feet

The Earth Below My Feet

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Have you ever prepared to do something that you knew was the right thing, but it seemed crazy? Almost everyday we are asking, “are we crazy?”

In these times we keep our eyes on the why. What is God’s purpose that will prevail according to Proverbs 19:21?

As a family we love most of the words to Mumford and Sons songs. I say most because there are some songs, we need to skip over 😊. We can relate with their passion, their deep sense of words, and their inquisitive wonder. A song that has felt like a theme song for the trip has been “Below My Feet”. In this song Mumford writes,

Keep the earth below my feet

From my sweat, my blood runs weak

Let me learn from where I have been

Keep my eyes to serve, my hands to learn

Keep my eyes to serve, my hands to learn

This song reminds me that we are going to be very close to the ground we came from. The Daley family as a unit will be touching more ground than we ever have in one season. We will be close to the dirt, the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean, the mountains, camper hookups, the elements, firepits, waterfalls, hiking trails, relationships, clients, and so much more. 

We will also be in contact with less people we know. We are in a sense removing ourselves from our current community where we are known. It feels humbling and modest. It fills us with trepidation! Yet, three years ago God planted this idea in Greg’s mind, and I can’t ignore the excitement we had and the drive that has pushed us to follow through. Without a shadow of a doubt, I know part of God’s purpose that will prevail is the Daley’s contribution to the world around us. How will God keep our eyes serving? How will God keep our hands learning? How can we serve and learn with you?

I’m excited to find out.

What is God doing? Pray for continued Clarity of Vision, the state of being able to see where to serve and where to learn……to be continued.