New Product!

Over the years, and especially more recently, people have asked whether there is a companion software for Managers of Their Homes. Soon after the book was released, we considered creating the software, but there were quite a number of hurdles. However, over time, as we have prayed, the LORD has given ideas and ways to overcome these hurdles, and make it a powerful yet simple software. Now, after approximately ten months of development (and years of thought), we are making ScheduleBreeze available to those that have purchased Managers of Their Homes. We are very excited about how the LORD has blessed this software.

If you are a registered owner of a copy of Managers of Their Homes, all you have to do to purchase it is to go to ScheduleBreeze. If you have a username on MOTHBoard, enter that in, and you can proceed to try out ScheduleBreeze (for two weeks) or purchase it. A trial has a number of limitations, but it allows you to see how each step of the system works. If you own Managers of Their Homes, but haven’t registered, this is a great time to register. When we receive your registration, you can then go to, create a username, and then access ScheduleBreeze. ScheduleBreeze is an Internet-based software and is only $15.00 a year (which equates to $1.25 a month). Go to for more information or to purchase.

“The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do [his commandments]: his praise endureth for ever.” Psalms 111:10

Our Dad

I can honestly think of no better dad then my own, and I don’t just say that to say it. Without a shadow of a doubt, he would give his life for any one of us. His life is a daily sacrifice, as evidenced by the choices he makes. Dad continues to go strong utilizing every minute the Lord has given him.

He’s had to make hard decisions over the years. I am grateful beyond words for his courage to make this decisions. Just the other day, a mom was sharing with me the detrimental effects that a worldly avenue had on their son, and it saddened me greatly. Oh, how grateful I am for my parents’ wisdom in protecting my heart and the hearts of my brothers and sisters. Each one of my siblings would affirm what I am saying, and it’s not because I have been isolated and don’t know any better. No, I wasn’t isolated, only protected.

Dad wants God’s best for each of our lives. I have seen my daddy many times on his knees, crying out to the Lord for wisdom and guidance as he leads this family. For each of my brothers’ courtships, Dad has been there when they have needed his advice or counsel. If we are struggling in an area, he willingly sets aside whatever project he is working on to listen and encourage.

With the Moody books, he and Mom are my biggest support team. Dad has given my brothers the vision of purchasing their homes debt-free, and Nathan and Christopher are profoundly grateful for his guidance. The other brothers are working toward that goal now too. My sister-in-laws could also tell you how grateful they are for the leadership Dad gave to their husbands. Dad has felt strongly the Lord’s direction on, and we have been thrilled to see the positive feedback from those participating in the first course. Leading our family is very challenging, and I’m so grateful that my Dad is seeking to follow the Lord Jesus in all we do.

Dad serving in the Air Force (Thailand).

A little known fact: Dad is an incredible photographer. The one below depicts a man, watching, waiting and hoping he will receive some mail from the States. It can be very lonely when serving overseas. It was probably his one bright spot to his day.

If you click into the picture, you’ll see this little guy’s name badge, Pepsi Boy. He sold soda to the soldiers to help support his family.

Another little known fact is Dad used to run marathons. He also loved to fly, but he gave it all up to spend time with his family and focus on the priorities the Lord gave him. As he says now, one day, he will fly again.

With us three “older” ones in the mid 80’s.
June 1990 with Joseph, our first reversal baby.
Daddy’s heart is to share as long as God gives us a message and people to share with.

Uriah, the faithful warrior over many miles

So, yes, my dad is amazing and mirrors to me what a true soldier of the Lord Jesus is.


“Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier” (2 Timothy 2:3-4).

Did We Forget Father’s Day?

No we didn’t! Suddenly, yesterday, I realized that we never posted. Here’s the reason why. For several reasons, we celebrated Father’s Day a week early. I thought to myself that I would do my Father’s Day post ON Father’s Day, and so I went merrily along. It never occurred to me on Father’s Day about my post, until the day after. So, watch for in the next few days, a belated, but well-worth it, post :-). I have ideas.


“By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, and honour, and life” (Proverbs 22:4).

The Clock Is Ticking

As the children grow older and then marry, we realize that our days of holding Maxwell family conferences are limited. It takes a lot of manpower to put on a family conference, and we don’t presume that our children will always be available to travel and help. Also, there is the issue of maintaining the bus and how long that is available to us is not a given. We aren’t at the point of not traveling yet, it may be years in the future, but this is a good time to mention we likely won’t be hosting them for years and years.

We have held so many conferences over the last ten years, and we have photos on our digital picture frame reminding us of the cities where we have been and the people we have met. All of that is to say that we really don’t know when our last season of travel will be. So I want to share that if you have wanted to host a Maxwell family conference, weekend or single evening, you ought to consider it soon. We are heading east this fall, and the weekends are just about scheduled, but there are a lot of single evenings available.

We don’t charge anything to come, and in return we ask that you find a facility that will allow the conference to be held and publicize by email to the homeschool groups in your area. We have an information e-mail we send out when anyone inquires that goes into those details.

If the Lord has enabled us to cover all of the cities where there is interest, then Amen! If not, I would encourage you to contact us. We love being home, but if the Lord has hearts for us to speak to on the road, then that is our desire.


“So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also” (Romans 1:15).

Maxwell Photo Shoot

We needed an updated family photo, so, upon careful selection of outfits and coordinating colors, and with a tight schedule, we chose a week ago Sunday evening for the photo. We knew it was going to be hot: lower 90’s with humidity, but it needed to be done right away, so we went for it. We asked Christopher to do the photo shoot, and Anna Marie was his wonderful help-meet. She assisted him with the light set up, shielding the camera from the sun, and also took “behind the scenes” photos with my camera (thank you, Anna Marie–I love having those kinds of pictures!).

The location was a beautiful, old chapel in town. Here are the “behind the scenes” photos first. You can click into any picture to make it bigger.

Again, thank you Christopher (and Anna Marie for your help and support).


After Christopher took a number, he would show them to us, so we could see if the posing was correct and how we liked it.

So you’ve seen how the set up was, now see the difference the lighting makes for the real thing. It’s hard to believe these pictures were taken at the same time as the ones above, but yes, it’s true.



The Girls
The Guys

And here’s my favorite family photo.

This one is my personal favorite.

“The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage” (Psalms 16:6).

What Do You Think Grandad?

It couldn’t have been a more beautiful morning in Kansas. Grandad and I had just finished a walk together, and we were sitting in a couple of lawn chairs out in front of their house. In making conversation, I shared how there were a couple of people who reacted to our including the mention of aborted babies in our Memorial Day post. I asked Grandad what he thought about it.

Grandad is a eighty-year-old, decorated, retired Army officer, and he was wounded in Vietnam. I had asked him a few minutes earlier if he would like me to put the U.S. Flag out. He said yes, and that he missed having it out every day. He loves his country and served his country with all he had. With that background, he looked at me, gave me a thumbs up and said, “Great idea! It was good to mention them.”

We believe God has called Titus2 to “equip, exhort and encourage” believers in the Lord Jesus Christ to a walk that is pleasing to our Lord. As we endeavor to do that, we have seen that there are those who disagree with what we share. While our flesh would have everyone like us, we know what we share will not make everyone happy. As a result, we have at times received negative and even harsh criticism from those who disagree with us. It is especially troublesome to those who disagree with us and want to express their views on our blog that we choose not to approve their posts.

We feel that the Lord will hold us accountable for what is shared via our website. This is a blog and not a public forum. The purpose is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and be salt and light to a lost and dying world. Our heart’s desire is to please Him. Will we make mistakes in the process? I’m sure, but the only way to make a mistake is to do something. We believe it’s worth the risk.


“No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier”
(2 Timothy 2:4).