Except the Lord Build the House

Two Years Ago (almost to the day)

Joseph and Dad measuring for the house! (Remember you can click on each picture we post to enlarge it.)
Joseph and Dad measuring for the house! (Remember you can click on each picture we post to enlarge it.)
Wow, what a difference two years has made!
Wow, what a difference two years has made!

One Year Ago

Right before our conference in Perryton, Texas last February, the project was spackling (or another word for knock-down or texture) the walls upstairs. It was a hot, tiring job!
Right before our conference in Perryton, Texas last February, the project was spraying the texture on the walls upstairs. It was a messy, tiring job!
Jesse and John mixing up the goo!
Jesse and John mixing up the goo!

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Now, the house is almost done! We are possibly a month away from moving in :-). Here are some recent pictures.

John and Joseph recently got cell phones, and it is amazing how often we need to call each other. We do not have a land-line phone at the new house yet.
It's amazing how often we need to call each other!
Dad has spent countless hours painting--and he still has more to go. Everyone chose their own room colors, and some had multiple to add variety, so it became quite complex :-) .
Dad has spent countless hours painting--and he still has more to go. Everyone chose their own room colors, and some had multiple to add variety, so it became quite complex ๐Ÿ™‚ .
The girls cleaned for awhile at the house today.
The girls cleaned for awhile at the house today.
Mom and we girls brought fabric over to the new house, and starting setting up our little sewing area. A bonus in the new house is a sewing area for us girls!
Mom and we girls brought fabric over to the new house, and starting setting up our little sewing area. A bonus in the new house is a sewing area!
Joseph is more of our master craftsmen with an eye for detail and creativity. He designed our fireplace, and he has spent many hours diligently working on it!
Joseph isร‚ our master craftsman with an eye for detail and creativity. He designed our fireplace mantle, and he has spent many hours diligently working on it!

“Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain” (Psalms 127:1).

11 thoughts on “Except the Lord Build the House”

  1. That is so exciting! We broke ground for our new house June of 08 and we are about 2-3 months away from moving in. It has been a long process, but God has been so good. We have learned a lot! We are now planning the flooring and deciding on the kitchen. The house has all been painted. What a learning experience this has been! ๐Ÿ™‚ God is faithful!

  2. Sarah I love it when you share pictures of the house! If possible I think a picture tour would be great after you are all moved in and settled. What a blessing to have a new home for you all! We here understand the work in building a home – we are slowly remodeling ours. Hopefully we’ll finish one of these days.

    Thanks again for sharing the pictures (I love that color green by the way!).

    Janelle

  3. Dear Maxwells,
    Thank you for the photo timeline–I’d been wondering how things were shaping up. You must be so excited, and with good reason. Your new home is a testament to faith, hard work, and family. Take care, and may you continue to be a beacon of the Lord.
    Blessings,
    Karen

  4. Wow! I can’t believe it’s been a year already! I bet you are all excited to move in! =:) I can’t wait to see the pictures of the completed house!

    Blessings!
    ~Miss Rachel~

  5. For some reason, I was thinking about your house today, trying to remember how long you have been working on it. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the update.

  6. Congratulation…I am so excited for all of you.

    Looking forward to see the sewing room.

    Thanks for the updates….I love to see the progress.

  7. How exciting! We just helped our son build a house and understand all the hard work that goes into it. What a blessing! I’m sure it will be used greatly not only for a home but for ministry as well. God bless you all – we enjoy your blog.

  8. Wow!! Congratulations!!! That is wonderful news, that you may be moving into your new house soon. It certainly is encouraging to know that seemingly impossible tasks (like building a house) can be done together as a family. The Lord is so good!!!
    Blessings!

  9. Thank you for sharing these updates on your house. How exciting!! I’m praying the Lord’s blessings on you all as you complete this BIG project.
    Sending hugs from Georgia, Patti ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. We have enjoyed the pictures; they’re a real encouragement as we work on our own house!

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