New Beginnings For This Blog

At the beginning of 2015, I felt that God was telling me that there were some changes that needed to be made in my life.  I wasn’t happy with some things in my own life. And I realized that if I didn’t make some significant changes, I would only be teaching and passing on to my daughter the very things I didn’t want to pass on.  I spent a lot of time working through some tough things with God. For us, it was the start of something new.At the beginning of 2015, I felt that God was telling me that there were some changes that needed to be made in my life.  I wasn’t happy with some things in my own life. And I realized that if I didn’t make some significant changes, I would only be teaching and passing on to my daughter the very things I didn’t want to pass on.  I spent a lot of time working through some tough things with God. For us, it was the start of something new.

Something Eric said stuck with me as we talked about this new journey we were engaging on.  He said we were creating a legacy lifestyle that could be passed on.  And with that one phrase, an idea was planted.  I knew this was something that could become more than just a blog.

After many, many conversations, and much studying, reading and praying, Eric and I are getting ready to move forward with a new adventure.  Because Be The Proof has always been the ideal that I have striven to live my life by, we are going to keep that as the big idea behind what we are doing.  But we are adding a new component to everything.  We know that there are many things in our life that we want to work on as we learn what it means to look more like Christ. And we know that working on too many things at once means no effective change will actually happen, so we are going to focus on things one month at a time.  Each month we will have a new Legacy Living topic and we will be sharing blog posts about what we’re working on, what we’re learning and how to bring about family changes.

I (Eric) will be helping in coordinating themes, content, and what Amy would call “other business related type things” such as social media strategy for example. This will adjust from time to time as we see what works and what doesn’t, and best practices for the uses of the blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instragram to begin with. We would enjoy your interaction with our posts and pictures. The ‘success’ of Be The Proof isn’t on how well we do things, but rather how God uses us to help impact others for Him.

Here are our working purpose, vision, and mission statements as well as the values we want to center Be The Proof around. This month we will begin to delve into them and share more behind each piece in detail.

Purpose: Inspiring others to Be The Proof of God in this broken world

Vision: To provide the opportunity to change the way we live life in order to pass on a legacy worth living to the next generation.

Mission: to live out the teaching of the Bible in everyday life to those around us.

Values: Biblical Truth, Intentional Living, Leadership Lifestyle, and Authentic Conversations.

Eric has jokingly labeled himself as the CEO and CFO, while I (Amy) get the title of CIO.  I will continue to provide the majority of the content written here on the blog.

We recognize that this isn’t about us, but about the journey that God has us on.  Since Sarabeth is so little, we know that the things that we do now will impact the way that we raise Sarabeth and how we work to shape the environment that she grows up in.  As she grows older, the way we do things will most likely change a bit.

We’re very excited about where this is headed and we are continuing to seek out God and his leadership and guidance as we step forward in to this!

We’re glad you’re here to journey with us!

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