Treasure Your Day

You know, I love my family. I love the way my parents have raised us. I love to have brothers and sisters that are my best friends. I love having seven editors who will critique my Moody books and make them the best (logically and sensibly) that we can. I love to share the Lord Jesus across the country alongside my family.

Being a team means we work together. During a book project or a conference, the Maxwell team really shines. I remember the Spokane conference last October, our team was down to six, and that was hard. But, the Lord gave grace, and it made me appreciate even more those team members that weren’t feeling well! Right now, we have multiple writing projects going. Some are shouldering more responsibility than normal, and they’re doing so above and beyond. Maybe I’ll do a blog post on that when I get a few pictures of them in action.

I know there are many young moms out there who only have little children and long for the day that those children are older and can help more. Then, I think about those at our nursing home, who reminisce about the days gone by. Life passes quickly. Moms, don’t be discouraged. Keep loving those little ones, training them, treasuring them, and protecting their hearts. Persevere! May we never take for granted each day the Lord Jesus gives us.

Okay, so where am I going with this one. My incredible brothers offered to make breakfast for us today. They made Chocolate Chip Muffins (FYI: the recipe is in Winter with the Moodys) and bacon. And, guess what else? They cleaned up too!

Teamwork = a wonderful thing.


John made the choc. chip muffins.
Do you know there is an art to cooking bacon?
Preparing them.
Jesse set the table.
The final product

“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” (Psalms 133:1).

20 thoughts on “Treasure Your Day”

  1. How kind and sweet! You are indeed blessed!

    Yes, let’s be thankful for everyday God gives us!

    God bless! Rebecca K.

    Two months from yesterday and today!!!!! Looking forward
    to it and praying about it!!! Hope lots of people can make it!

  2. It’s so good the boys are comfortable in the kitchen–they will be more than able to asist, when need be, in their own homes someday. The muffins look delicious and I will guess that tasted delicious too 🙂

    –Mrs. Mari

  3. What a lovely & very encouraging post Sarah! We have 6 children 10 & under & it is a season of much sowing. Your families tools have really really helped us all use our time more purposefully & we reaping good fruit from the changes we have implemented with the LORD’s guidance & conviction. So we just want to say ‘Thank you!’.

  4. Sarah- I just wanted you to know what a blessing your post was to me! I have felt very discouraged lately and know that I am not appreciating each day and treating it as a gift. I LOVE being a stay at home mom,but I often let myself get overwhelmed with life. Thank you for the reminder to enjoy and cherish each day and the many blessings (children and all other blessings) that the Lord has given to me!! Thank you!

  5. i love it when the kids cook a meal for me. they are both to the age where I am seeing what your dear momma calls “the fruitful years.”

  6. Your brothers making breakfast? That is so neat! Family is a wonderful thing :). You are truly blessed to still have some siblings at home. Both of my brothers are out on their own, so I’m the only child left at home.

    It sure looks like you guys had loads of fun, and I’m sure breakfast tasted great! 🙂

    God Bless,

    Ashley R

  7. Thank you so much for this post. I am a stay at home, homeschooling mom of 4 little ones and that could indeed get overwhelming. It is always good to have that little reminder that time with them now is precious and that each day is a gift from the Father.

    May God continue to bless you and your family richly,


  8. Sarah,

    I just love the way your family has stayed together, lived together, schooled together and worked together. You are a very blessed family. I have read Keeping Your Children’s Hearts twice now. My child went to christian school last year for Kindergarten. What I found out was that it wasn’t all that “christian” SO after reading the book for the second time I have decided to do some homeschooling this year and am looking so forward to it. I want nothing more that to keep my child’s heart. I have 4 adult children and can see where I lost their hearts. Very sad to think about but God gave me another chance to do the right thing and I am so thankful for all of you all’s information that has helped me come to this decision. I just ordered Managers of Their School and can’t wait to delve into it and learn from it.

    Thank you for all you do.
    Bless you!!

  9. What a blessing to see u all working together so wonderfully, God bless u all! Especially the guys for offering to do kitchen work:)

  10. We have had flu in our household lately, and it certainly builds an extra appreciation for what each individual normally does!

    I have brothers who do things in the kitchen too – baking or helping with meals – and it IS so nice!

  11. The muffins look lovely! But did you really eat them with bacon?! 🙂
    They were great together.

  12. Sarah…such true words. Time with our children, when they are small, goes by faster than realized! Probably because we are sleep deprived and so very busy. All young Mom’s listen carefully to Sarah’s advice and try to be patient and realize one day those small, busy, never wanting to sleep children grow too fast into young people busy with many other interests (albeit maybe sleeping into the noon hour!). Children are a blessing.

    The muffins looked great!

  13. Kudos to wonderful brothers! I never had a brother…only girls in my family…but I have wonderful brother-in-laws! 🙂 Thanks so much for your encouraging words to us moms! We have children ages 12 to 19months, so I am still enjoying the toddler/preschool years, but I’m also watching my oldest grow into a wonderful young woman. And seeing my other school age children learn everyday! To me that is rewarding and worth the effort! 🙂

  14. Way to go, guys! Many a wife appreciates a husband who can lend a hand in the kitchen:) Such a blessing to see a family who truly loves each other and works together. Thank you for all the encouragement through your many books and this blog! We will be starting the newest Moody book tonight for our read aloud and I can’t wait to see what Terri has in store for us this fall!

  15. Thank you so much for this post. Yesterday was a tough “Training Boot Camp” sort of day. With 3 children age 4 and under and another baby due in November, I am often overwhelmed by the continuous training, cleaning, cooking, etc.. (I have “toilet paper all over the bathroom” moments regularly! 🙂 Sarah, I love your reflections on your family. Please keep posting, they give a mom like me such hope and grace for the moments right now. We love your family and we are praying for your fall training sessions. Hope to see you in Orlando!!

  16. The muffins looked delicious. I have lent my friend’s children all the Moody books. Is there any chance you can give us the recipe?I’m sorry that it took this long to answer.
    I kept forgetting to check. The recipe is in Winter with the Moodys. 🙂

  17. At first I thought the bacon was going INTO the chocolate chip muffins!

    This blog post needs a recipe! 😉
    I’m sorry that it took this long to answer. I kept forgetting to check. The recipe is in Winter with the Moodys. 🙂

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