Most know that the Maxwells enjoy working out, and we have our own home gym, which is awesome. One essential part of some workouts are pull-ups. And seeing as I have strong brothers, and sometimes three of them will be on the bar at once, well, you need a really strong bar. Our pull-up bar was in need of repair, so the guys put their minds together and came up with a brilliant way to craft a strong bar.
We had beautiful weather here in Kansas, and our vehicles were beyond need of washing, so the girls took time to clean them. The result? Sparkling vehicles!
“A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.” Proverbs 24:5
You are the spark that makes so much happen in Titus2. If we were to summarize your character in four words, it might be:
You are always looking out for our best interests, and you invest yourself for us and for the Lord. You don’t let the little things slip by uncared for, and you push through the hard things, never giving up.
We love you, and we want today to be a special day for you as we celebrate your birthday.
“Strength and honour are her clothing; and she
shall rejoice in time to come.” Proverbs 31:25
In the past 5 months, we’ve added something to the end of our evening family Bible time which has become very special. We share praises. Yes, simply put, something we saw the Lord do in our life or those around us that day. It’s been an awesome way of verbalizing what God is doing! Last night, we were reading in Mark, and this verse struck me.
“… Go home to thy friends, and tell them how
great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath
had compassion on thee.” Mark 5:19
We are excited to have a prayer and fasting day set aside for Tuesday, January 24th. We would love to have you join us: see the sign ups below for ladies and men. We will be crying out to the Lord for the specific requests you give to us. In the past, we ladies fasted for 36 hours. This time we are going to try ending the fast in the evening so that we are fasting through breakfast and lunch but not dinner. I have found that to work well for me personally, and I think it might for you as well. Here’s the sign up for the ladies.
When we fast, we fast from food and caloric drinks unless you are pregnant, nursing, or have a health problem that prevents you from fasting. Then you can figure out other fasting options that would work for you.
Steve and the men are planning a 36 hour fast. That means eating dinner on the 23rd and not eating again until breakfast on the 25th. The men’s sign up is here.
“That they may see, and know, and consider,
and understand together, that the hand of the
Lord hath done this, and the Holy One of
Israel hath created it.” Isaiah 41:20
Anna and Mary watched Nathan and Melanie’s kids this weekend so they could have time away before Baby arrives. We had a glazing of ice overnight on Friday, so what could be better than ice sledding? The aunts and uncles had a great time too. There were many races, and it wasn’t who could go the fastest but the farthest.
Love Tina’s delighted look!
Even Uncle John joined in.
Jesse clearly was the winner on that one.
“Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.” Psalm 37:5