Friday, May 29, 2015

New Life - Goodbye Washington

This is not how I would have imagined leaving our home in Olympia.  Today we sign the final documents and move out this Sunday.  It's been a mixture of emotions.  It's sad to say goodbye to friends and a little scary to move to an unknown part of the country yet the energy of excitement from my wife and four kids as we pack and clean is pure joy.  The enemy wants me to feel like I have failed them by moving them out of their home.  But a friend of mine told me this week that our name, "Himes", means "Home".  The truth is our family together is home, wherever that may be.  

This morning I was asked what we prefer for our accommodations while working on the movie Nouvelle Vie in Indiana, a hotel with a pool or a house near the lake.  We unanimously chose the house near the lake!  Jesus pointed out to me that it's no coincidence that our first project after our move is called Nouvelle Vie, which is french for, New Life.  We have been preparing for this New Life that's been a promise in our hearts for decades, to make "Movies With Life", which is the tag line and vision of our company Highwater Entertainment.  

April and I ran our first 5k last Saturday from our house to Meconis Subs! #WillRunForFood =)  We have been training for 8 weeks and for the first time in my life I ran for 30 minutes straight, hey I am a big guy.  =)  The training is complete, physically, mentally and spiritually and it's time step into this New Life.  Next week I will be blogging from a new state!  Stay tuned!  Join the prayer team for Perfect Swing Movie and receive a weekly email with prayer points!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Friends for Life

Between packing up our house we are trying to make every opportunity to see our friends one last time before we hit the road.  Last Sunday the Gray's hosted a Send-Off Bbq for us!  We talked with friends for hours and the kids ran all over the place.  We truly felt blessed!  We received generous gifts and words of encouragement and confirmation that God is truly blessing our journey. We have made friends here in Olympia that we truly consider our friends for life and this is only the beginning of our friendship.  These friends have believed in us when we've been at rock bottom and have picked us up and cheered us on.  When we've had nothing but our dreams and our smiling faces they've welcomed us and encouraged us.  They trained us up in ministry, business, parenting, our marriage and our identity in Christ!  We've had the opportunity to bless and be blessed through our church, life group, RTF ministry, soccer, AWANA, and other homeschool families.  One more week until the moving van arrives.  Please reach out if we haven't connected yet!  All who want to carry boxes and lift heavy appliances are welcome to join us May 31st.  Lunch will be provided just let us know you are coming!  If you feel called to give toward our moving and travel expenses my paypal email is  If you would like to join the Perfect Swing Movie Prayer Team, and receive weekly prayer points click here or subscribe on the right. Love you all!  We will be back in Olympia to screen our movie, let's pack the house, so all may hear and believe in Jesus!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Conquest begins May 31, 2015

The main theme of Perfect Swing is about how to receive your inheritance.  There are three life stages that you must go through.

1.  The Wilderness - 2.  The Conquest - 3.  The Promise Land

  The Himes family is crossing over the Jordan and leaving the Wilderness and beginning our Conquest May 31, 2015!

  The Wilderness may be the least popular but vital in the journey to your Promise Land!  Our family has been blessed these last 12 years in Olympia, WA.  Serving on staff at Church of Living Water as the Media Director and learning to trust God for our daily provision these last 7 years freelancing in the Christian Movie Industry, producing Behind the Scenes.  We have received a lot of healing from fear of abandonment that God has forgotten about the dreams He gave us.  I even came to a point of completely giving up on my dreams to make movies and God sent people to restore us and build as back up.  The Wilderness has been a stripping away of fear and building up our faith on a solid foundation.  In the Wilderness we have developed movies, written business plans, written screenplays, built relationships within the movie industry and established Perfect Swing Movie LLC to receive investments.  The preparation for our Conquest is complete and it's time to make Perfect Swing!

  Before the Israelites could posses their Promise Land they had to conquer it first.  Our Promise Land is the establishment of our company Highwater Entertainment to create movies with life to impact audiences and empower artists by partnering with Jesus!  So our Conquest is to empower artists in the movie industry by employing them to work on Perfect Swing so we can impact our audience with our finished film!  

During the Conquest you are constantly on the move, for us that means we will be without our own home.  

And Jesus said to them, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” - Matthew 8:20

During Jesus' ministry that's how he lived and the Israelites weren't allowed to build their own homes until their conquest was complete.  I asked my girls if they were worried about not having a house for awhile, they responded boldly, "Not at all, we are excited for our adventure!"  As I have conquered fear in my life through my relationship with Jesus it effects my children in powerful ways!  

  Pray for us as we begin our epic conquest!  All of our stuff is going into storage and all that we will have will be in our Chevy Tahoe.  We will be traveling to Portland, Redding and La Verne to be with friends and family and than we will be traveling from Southern California across country to Winona Lake Indiana to produce Behind the Scenes for the feature Nouvelle Vie and begin to recruit and get to know more cast and crew for Perfect Swing.  At the end of July we will be heading to Dallas Texas to join our producer for Perfect Swing, Chad Gundersen.  Pray for our funding to be available to us at the perfect time.  Once the funds are released we can start pre-production!  This conquest would be a lot easier to start with the funds in the bank, but that wouldn't make it a conquest would it!  We are trusting for Jesus to lead us every step of the way and to provide everything we need, when we need it.  He didn't abandon us in the Wilderness so we know He will be with us in the Conquest.  It's time to march around cities until the walls fall and slay some giants!  

The journey begins May 31, 2015!  Follow the adventure right here! Who's with us?