I am so grateful for the parents God has given to me. Every night, NO matter how busy we are, we have family Bible time! There have been so many times that they could just have said, â€œWeâ€™re too busy tonight. Weâ€™ll just skip Bible time.â€ But through their faithfulness to Bible time, they just prove even more to me how important that time is! It is such a special time that we have together as a family. We can enjoy some rest from our dayâ€™s activities while we learn from Godâ€™s Word!
These days before a trip have been very busy, and many things go unexpectedly wrong. We have experienced some sorrows, but the Lord gives us comfort. We have faced seemingly insurmountable obstacles, but the Lord gives solutions. Sarah has spent hours over the last weeks on support calls for computer issues. She has been very determined to find out how to fix her problems and has not given up until she has found the solution! The bus work has provided its own list of challenges.
We are so grateful for your prayers and request that you keep lifting up our trip and the preparations for it! I have been reminded at times lately of the verse.
â€œAnd we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.â€ Romans 8:28
Truly, everything we do will work together for good! I love how the Lord brings Scripture to mind just when we need it.
I was gone quite a bit today between an “unexpected” dentist visit and some errands with Mom. While we were gone, the guys installed the carpet in the main area and the kitchen flooring. Uriah is looking so much like a home! Lord willing, we leave a week from tomorrow. It’s hard to imagine leaving in a week–but the Lord always gives us the grace to push through and get things done!
Sarah for the rest of the family
“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him” (Psalms 28:7).
It’s a beautiful, snowy, Christmas morning here in Kansas! Dad took us out for dinner Wednesday night. We listened to the 12 Voices of Christmas CD set on the drive there and back. It’s actually a free download from Back to the Bible. We’ve been blessed by listening to the 12 Voices almost every Christmas.
We had our family Christmas celebration yesterday, and today will be a quiet, but busy family day. We will be going to the nursing home to sing and chat with our friends at 1:30.
Our hearts are full of gratitude for the gift of Jesus. What a special time to ponder this great gift!
Love, The Maxwells
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6).
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