General Happenings

Okay, it’s been awhile since we’ve done a “normal” post, but it’s not because we haven’t been doing anything. Quite on the contrary. Things have been very busy with Mom’s new book, other projects, preparing the bus to be road-worthy, Titus2 projects, school, work, Corners, etc.

So, here’s our plan. We leave for St. Louis Friday morning, and we’ll be doing set up, music practice, and conference prep in the afternoon. The conference will be Friday evening and Saturday. Saturday night we’ll head back home. We will have a week, then, before we hit the road for four weeks. You can see our schedule for the stops we have right now.


This was when we opened up the first box of Sweet Journey--exciting!
Bus work!

When doing some routine bus maintenance, John discovered a fan has gone out–this is at least the third time. But, it was a huge blessing we were home and not on the road. So, we had to get it replaced.


Jon D., from Idaho, had business in a nearby state, so he flew into Kansas City and stayed the weekend with us. We really enjoyed having him.

Jon and John

John has been upgrading the lights.

John's had practice with replacing this part.

The guys were troubleshooting the LEDs. Would you believe that we got a set that was defective?


Joseph's photography

I love the colors in this one.

Anna took this photo last week.

“The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.” Psalms 145:8

7 thoughts on “General Happenings”

  1. Thanks for the update! Two days! YAY!!!! Praying! Enjoy getting ready! And enjoy your time at home! Beautiful picture of you, Sarah! Great job, Anna!

    God bless! Rebecca K.

    Can’t wait to be listening to your music cd
    in the car!

  2. I just ordered Sweet Journey and can’t wait to dive in. Thanks for all you do, Maxwells! We’ll be praying as the road trip approaches.

  3. Even though my baby is a senior in high school and is in public school, I still enjoy reading your encouraging posts. It is very unique and inspiring how you work together as a family and make sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ central in your lives.

    I have to wonder if I would of had your resources that encourage a lifestyle and not just cover curriculum topics, if I would of stuck with homeschooling. Even the 7 years we did home school, have impacted my children for life and I am not talking scholastically but just the way they think. For instance, they all three believe in courtship dating which really goes a against the grain of their peers. They consider us, the parents, their main confidants. The most important thing is they are discerning and don’t take everything they hear or see as gospel but run it through the sieve of the Bible.

    For all the benefits their have been pitfalls because of our decision to put them in public school. I can’t do anything about it now but it does prompt me to say thanks Maxwells for resourcing home schooling families with the encouragement they need to stay on the road. We have a couple of home schooling families in our community that live much like you do (yes they are very much encouraged by you as well). They have adult kids and they work really well as a family, as a team. They minister together. I think that is the best fruit of the investment of home schooling. I will miss that because my kids can be pretty independent and are more comfortable with same aged peers. However, it is interesting that they want to home school their children some day. So they see it too.

    I am looking forward to reading Teri’s new book. Keep on keeping on and I will pray for you as you get ready for your next trip—especially your bus.


  4. What a wonderful visit from Jon D. Good to see Uriah getting ready for your next trip aboard. Praying for safe travels and a wonderful weekend in St. Louis.

    I love Joseph’s photography. Wonderful shots. He is inspiring me to get out our new camera and head out exploring pictures to capture.

    Beautiful picture of Sarah!

    Blessings, Mrs. Mari

  5. What kind of sewing project is Mary working on?

    Love the spider web pictures. Pretty cool.

    Great picture Anna of Sarah!

    Greetings from NJ.
    She was making Sarah a skirt.

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