The First Class

ITonRamp’s first class started yesterday, and students are excited about it. Nathan has a great group, and we’re all thrilled to see how the Lord has led. It’s been wonderful to already hear great feedback from students. We look forward to see how the Lord will use ITonRamp.

Yesterday morning, Dad, Nathan, and Joseph had a special prayer time, as they lifted this up to the Lord. It was sweet to see.

Something for the class video conference
PowerPoint Presentation

Then, early yesterday afternoon, Dad and John left for Oklahoma for training. What sort of training? They are taking a three day class on air brakes for the bus. I don’t know how one can learn about brakes for three days, but apparently you can. The training will be today, Wednesday, and Thursday. We already miss them, but training is important, especially when it deals with brakes, and I also know they will enjoy their special father/son time. Talking about brakes, on mountain passes, we often see “run away truck ramps,” and I’m always grateful we’ve never had to experience what that feels like.

The rest of us have had plenty on our “to do” plate; we look forward to having a productive summer. My goal is to begin on my Winter Days outline next week!


“My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up” (Psalms 5:3).

15 thoughts on “The First Class”

  1. I like your new blog picture. You may also want to put (on the spot where you can leave comments) E-mail instead of Mail 🙂 I think that’s what you meant but it appears to only say mail. 🙂

  2. I hope they have a safe trip down here. It is hot, hot, hot here, but thankfully no wildfires like last time. Ya’ll did a great job on Nathan’s office, and I am sure he will get many productive hours of quiet use out of it.

    In Christ,

  3. YAY!!!!!!!! Winter Days already!!!!!!! Can’t wait to read it!!!!! Will pray for you Sarah. Though it will probably be hard to write about winter while we’re in the exhaust pipe of summer right now!!!!

    I like to see that Nathan, your dad, and Joseph prayed before starting the class!!!! But I’m afraid that for me, a class about air brakes would be way over my head!! Will pray for your dad and John.

    By the way, I like your new blog design and the new pictures!!!!!!! Your outfits are pretty too ( for you Maxwell ladies, that is)!!!

    God bless! Rebecca K.

  4. Another new book?! How exciting for Sarah. We will begin the first in the series in June. And one each season thereafter.
    Right now I am personally re-reading Hearts and making some very critical decisions about the future of our family.

    Thank you

  5. I must say that when I was reading the post and came to the line that said, “a three day class on air breaks” my first thought was along the lines of “3 days!! on breaks!” I laughed when I read the next part and found you agreed! I suppose I am along the same line of thought as you in my knowledge of mechanical things and what goes into them…..
    In some ways it seems like a long time, but it is amazing how much there is to cover. It isn’t exciting, but it is good.
    Steve and John

  6. Thank you for this update, sweet Sarah! I really enjoy keeping up with what all your family is working on and how you all are diligently serving the Lord. 🙂 It’s always fun to see the pictures that are posted too.
    Hugs from *very warm* Georgia, Patti M. 🙂

  7. Congratulations on the new class beginning. God is so good and you are so blessed.

    Safe travels for your dad and John. It sounds like a class John will gain a lot from, and you will all be in good hands when on the road.

    Blessings, Mrs. Mari

  8. Just droping a hello and was wondering how they are doing on there 3 day trip and how everyone is doing. I looked and listened to your cd and it was wonderfull,your voices were like it was a chior from Heaven and I hope the Lord Blesses you with more songs for a cd.
    Tell everyone hi for me and God BLess you all with his wonderfull works.
    Your friend always Mary Jane C.

  9. I hope everything continues to go well. Also, I like the new picture at the top of your blog. It is nice.

  10. Hi Sarah,
    God’s timing is always perfect! I mentioned in a recent email to you all that I am now serving as a nany to the cutest little 5 month old boys named Jameson (I call him Jay) and I love to sit in the rocker and read him his picture books all about animals. On Tuesday I brought over your Moody books and I started reading these books while rocking him. There are not pictures to look and I know he can’t really follow the story yet, but I love the way he looks at up at me and smiles while I am reading your wonderful story to him.

    Blessings, Mrs. Mari

  11. My husband says he knows how you can spend 3 days talking about air brakes. He works for our public transportation system on buses and he said they are very complex.

  12. Speaking of air brakes and other complex mechanical things my son once asked me why I couldn’t be a big rig driver like is daddy is. I said to him, “Son, can mama even park her car straight on the first try?” He grinned and said, “Nope!”

    I’ll stick to health records and be proud of my ability to read Dr’s handwriting. Best to leave the air brakes to the mechanics and the mechanically inclined.

    Blessings on your family.

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