We’ve been “teamwylie” from the very beginning of our family (2,307 days ago today… if you’re Jon OR on Sept. 17, 2005 if you’re anyone else).  It began because Jon called everyone “team.” The term was truly utilitarian, as it could be used in a singular or plural sense and encompassed either gender.   But it got us thinking as we were approaching our wedding that truly at the heart of it we were a team. We were in this for the long haul; we would take care of each other, compensate for one another’s weaknesses, celebrate our victories and help each other up after defeats.  As our team has doubled in size in the last almost 7 years the name has stuck.

The thing we’ve learned about being a team, if we stick with the analogy, is that every team needs a vision, a goal, a prize to work towards… maybe it’s simply to have a winning season, or perhaps a National Championship title, regardless, the goal is what unifies every team.

So, what was our goal going to be, what is our prize? What is it that we long to work towards together?

The glory of the Father.

“Yes, Lord, walking in the way of your law we wait for you; for your name and renown are the desire of our hearts.” Is. 26:8

And what do we do together to work towards this prize?

We walk.

“Yes, Lord, walking in the way of your law we wait for you; for your name and renown are the desire of our hearts.” Is. 26:8

It’s certainly not glamorous, but it’s what we are called to do

“Therefore, be imitators of the Father, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as the Son also loved you, and gave Himself up for us…” Eph. 5:1-2a

“…walk in the manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called” Eph. 4:1

The thing about walking is that it takes you places. And that’s how we’ve gotten to the point where we’re preparing to go to China (not literally walking to China… flying… but you get the point!) As He wills, we plan to arrive in August 2012.

This blog is our attempt to share teamwylie’s walk as we long for the Father’s glory to be made known in all the world.

2 Responses to About

  1. Rick Kern says:

    Dear Wylies,

    I would like to request permission to use one of your photographs in a book I am publishing. Could you please send me your email address so I can send a formal request?

    Thank you.

    Rick Kern
    Professor of French
    UC Berkeley

  2. Rebecca Atkinson says:

    Hey Wylie! How are things going?!? I need an email address for you– it is for graduate student awards of people you worked with.

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