Channels Only: Live on the Mountain

We are excited to share with you a very special video that Joseph recorded for Elissa, August 21st, while we were in Colorado. It had been on his heart to sing her favorite song, and after summiting Mount Huron, he hurried back to the perfect location. The video is informal, and the background music was just practice music and spliced in. Joseph sent Elissa the music from Colorado. She was delighted! We’ll be sharing the behind-the-scenes pictures in a separate post.

May we each be a channel for Jesus. I hope this ministers to your heart today!

“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live;
yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life
which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith
of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”
Galatians 2:20

iPhone Issentials: A 2 Week Course

Our next iPhone Issentials course begins Tuesday, the 17th.

It was money well-spent. A great investment of time and money. I felt like I learned a lot. Holly

It seems to me that it’s the type of course that most people would benefit from. Whatever level you’re at, it could teach you some things that you didn’t know. Dean

As a busy homeschooling mom, I found this very affordable and quick 2-week course a perfect introduction to understanding my iPhone better. I came away with a handful of tips and shortcuts plus suggestions on useful apps, many that I have implemented and continue to use.  Even more importantly though, Nathan addressed security and safety features and settings on the iPhone, leaving me better equipped to help manage iPhone technology in our home.  I highly recommend it for all moms of iPhone-using families. Suzanne

Nathan’s iPhone course is for anyone who has an iPhone and would like to be a more effective user. One benefit to ITonRamp is that the whole family can watch a course and only pay one user fee. Because there is no mentorship or course books involved with this course, it’s only $20 for two webinars. You can even watch the webinar later if you’re not available at the live broadcast.

So, still, you might be thinking, what will I really learn? Okay. I’ve had an iPhone for quite a few years, and I learned a lot last fall watching Nathan’s webinars. A $20 course could save you much heartache. For example, take backing up your iPhone. Do you? How often? I learned that lesson the hard way while doing a software update; my phone crashed; I didn’t have a recent backup; and I lost data and pictures.

Nathan takes you step-by-step through important security features, parental security, and much more. Jump in!


“Only fear the LORD, and serve him in truth with all
your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you.”
1 Samuel 12:24

Mr. Drew

Andrew is now 7 months old and growing so much! He loves his big sisters–in fact, if they leave the room he’s in, it gets cloudy very quickly. We are so blessed that he’s such a healthy baby!



“Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD:
and the fruit of the womb is his reward.”
Psalms 127:3

One Perk to Living in Kansas

You can go from winter one Saturday to “spring” the next and still be in February. Yesterday we took advantage of the weather and enjoyed working outside. Saturdays are perfect project days. Items accomplished among the family yesterday: vehicle washing and detailing, cutting up a tree, stacking and hauling wood, cleaning in the basement, organizing, computer work, and a bike ride.


“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily,
as to the Lord, and not unto men.”
Colossians 3:23

A Maxwell Guy Work Party

A week ago Thursday, the guys had a sheetrock party in Joseph’s basement. Here’s how it went: (a) Joseph invited his brothers and Dad; (b) they accepted his invitation; (c) they showed up at varying intervals based on their work commitments on the specified evening; (d) the work commenced; (e) fellowship ensued; (f) pizza arrived; (g) and the job was finished.

Over the past seven years, the guys have done a lot of sheet-rocking between our house, Joseph’s, and Nathan’s. Many hands make the project go quickly! I stopped in for pictures and enjoyed seeing them all working together. I’m amazed at the guys’ perseverance as they hit hard issues, step back, re-evaluate, and keep going.

I hope this is a little encouragement for you to tackle a work project with your family. Happy February 1st!



The little girls stopped in with Melanie, and they enjoyed some Oreos and the opportunity to write on the sheetrock.

“And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own
business, and to work with your own hands,
as we commanded you.”
1 Thessalonians 4:11

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