Friday, January 30, 2015

Life on the Road

Life on the road is an experience difficult to describe -- but what exactly do we do all day?! Well for starters, no day is exactly the same. It truly is a life of variety. Flexibility is vital! As to the practical side of things... imagine everyday life - cooking, cleaning, school, eating, sleeping - then put it in a 45 foot vehicle and send it down the road!

It is more practical -- and economical -- for us to make our own meals rather than frequenting restaurants. Cooking in our tiny, moving kitchen has made for some humorous stories over the years! Our drivers do a very good job, but every once in a while there is a sudden red light, or a sharp corner. And before you know it, what was once a meal in preparation is now scattered on the floor! Thanks to rubber sticky mats and lots of experience, we don't have to many of those experiences any more.

If we don't have far to travel during the day, we will typically pull out our instruments and practice... practice... practice...

Because our days at home are usually filled with work, home projects, and local ministry, we try to work up our new music during free afternoons on the road. So yes, right now we are adding new music to our repertoire!

As we travel, so does our school! Long hours on the road calls for bringing out the books and studying.

In 45 feet, spending everyday with your best friends, experiencing life together, I can truly say that together is my favorite place to be!

"Behold, how good and how pleasant it is
For brethren to dwell together in unity!"
Psalms 133:1


Jessica said...

I think some of the best memories are done traveling with family! We also had a few spills in the car. :)

Caravan Sonnet said...

What lovely pictures!! Thank you for sharing this side of your life with us! :) One of my favorite parts of the cruise was hearing about these stories you shared in that session! Praying for y'all as you continue to minister and live life together!
Rebecca :)

Lexi said...

That's so sweet! Love this post and the pictures! I'm sure at sometimes it can be challenging in the bus because of all the emotions but I'm sure you all know how to deal with them. I'm glad that your family travels and encourages people with your songs! You all are truly a blessing from God not only in my life but in many other lives to! Praying for you all!
In Christ,

Rebekah @ Heritage of Grace said...

I love road travel, and it was so interesting to read this post about your road routine! My family and I have traveled often together doing ministry too, and it's very true- flexibility (and longsuffering) is key to enjoying yourself and keeping a good atmosphere in the family. Singing in the car was definitely a favorite way to pass the time!

Anonymous said...

Oh yes I know what you mean by a sudden red light etc. and seconds later, food is spread all over the floor :) memories :)

Anonymous said...

When will your new cd be out?

Anonymous said...

You need to do another post...:)