003: Dan & Crystal Kemp

Dan & Crystal Kemp –  At just 24 years old, Dan & Crystal are raising three young boys, working full time, going to school full time, and doing everything they can to do God’s will in their lives.

In this episode, we spoke with Dan & Crystal about their story, about being unconventional and going against the normal protocol of life, how they manage their crazy schedule, the definition of passion, finding peace, raising kids, and thinking about where their journey might be leading them (maybe Africa as missionaries?).

Overall, it is a bit overwhelming to think about all the responsibilities that this young couple is managing, and yet they are still focused on the betterment of the world around them.  Count me as inspired.

Here is the MLK quote we used:

“The trouble isn’t so much that we don’t know enough, but it’s as if we aren’t good enough. The trouble isn’t so much that our scientific genius lags behind, but our moral genius lags behind. (Well) The great problem facing modern man is that, that the means by which we live (Help him God) have outdistanced the spiritual ends for which we live. (That’s right) So we find ourselves caught in a messed-up world. (Well) The problem is with man himself and man’s soul. We haven’t learned how to be just and honest and kind and true and loving. And that is the basis of our problem. The real problem is that through our scientific genius we’ve made of the world a neighborhood, but through our moral and spiritual genius we’ve failed to make of it a brotherhood.”


After the show, I came up with my official definition of passion:
Passion is a desire so intense, that if unfulfilled, will prevent us from achieving our greatest purposes in life.