It’s Been a Sweet Journey

Last December, some friends of ours asked if Mom would consider leading a mother/daughter Bible study. As Mom developed the material for the Bible study and started leading it, the Lord also began making it evident to Dad and Mom that this was to be Mom’s next book, which was eventually titled Sweet Journey.

As a surprise and to express their gratefulness to Mom for all she invested in the Bible study, Mrs. C. and her girls made a beautiful quilt. Each of us in the Bible study wrote out a Scripture verse on muslin fabric that was meaningful to us or that we had memorized during the study, on squares, that were placed throughout the quilt. Those squares were then stitched into the quilt. The center blocks were Titus 2:3, 4, and 5. In addition, several of Mom’s favorite verses were also written out and placed into the quilt.

It was with great excitement the gift was given to Mom before Bible study one Wednesday in September. Mom was surprised, thrilled, and overwhelmed at the labor of love expressed by the quilt.

Each one of us in the Bible study has been blessed by Sweet Journey. The Lord has used this study in our lives to change us and draw us closer to Him. The testimonies we are receiving from those who are reading the book bring us to near tears as ladies share what the Lord is doing in their lives.

My mom has walked an amazing path, from being a depressed mom with three children who could hardly wait for us all to be in school and who certainly wasn’t considering having more than three, to being a joyful mom of eight children. By the time she finishes homeschooling, she will have homeschooled for thirty years. In the education arena, she would have received a nice retirement!

The Lord has used Mom to share with ladies across the world. She has been there in the trenches, and she knows what it’s like.


“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12).

Winter Days is Here

With great excitement we share that Winter Days with the Moodys, book #7 in the series, is available! This is, I believe, the first book to be released at the “right” season. In fact, the book begins soon after Thanksgiving, so it truly is exactly “on time.” Each book is an incredible process, and I felt the Lord’s Hand every step of the way. I am grateful to each of my family members for their support and encouragement as they too have heavily invested in the book.

Winter Days with the Moodys

Here’s what one mom recently shared after reading a “pre-release” version of Winter Days.

My daughter’s whole attitude changes while reading these books. She learns from the attitudes and experiences of the Moody children, and she imitates the godly character traits that she sees in them. I have watched my daughter’s actions and reactions change in ways that honor God, and it is a result of the good influence of the Moody family.

As a mother, I am very challenged by the parenting skills of Mr. and Mrs. Moody. I find that God uses the Moody parents to shine light on areas in my own parenting that need to be reshaped by His hand.

Finally, my children are able to read books about a family whose lifestyle and values are like ours. The Moody family is very similar to our own homeschooling, “larger-than-typical” family. The Moody series is the only fictional work I have found which parallels the real blessings, challenges, and experiences that our family faces.

In our family, we have tried to implement many of the tools provided by Titus 2. The Moody books refer to ChorePacks and scheduling in a very positive light which encourages my children to embrace the implementation of these in our home. As a mom, the Moody books have really helped me to see how the Titus 2 resources “play out” in a “real” family setting. — Kelly


“I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye” (Psalms 32:8).

Be Ye Thankful

The Maxwells are grateful to the Lord Jesus Christ for the following, and so very much more!

Dad’s Gratitude List

    • My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
    • My wife, and wonderful children, daughters-in-law and grandchildren
    • God’s Word
    • Brothers and Sisters in Christ
    • Daily provision of food and a place to live
    • Opportunities to share Christ
    • Local assembly
    • Health
    • Wonderful neighbors
    • A country where we still have freedom of worship
    • Transportation
Dad and Mom

Mom’s Gratitude List

  • Jesus Christ and His Word
  • Family with special joy over two daughters-in-law’s pregnancies
  • Thirty seven years of marriage to a man who is the spiritual leader of our family
  • Children who love and follow Jesus
  • Our ministry
  • Brothers and sisters in Christ
  • God’s provision
  • Our health
  • Morning walks
  • Nursing home church
  • Uriah

Sarah’s Gratitude List

  • Jesus, who bought me with His precious blood and saved me. He owns me, and I delight to be His!
  • My precious family
  • Word of God and ability to read it, allow it to penetrate my life, and memorize
  • Traveling together as a family, sharing with others and seeing dramatic results
  • Those who pray for us and stand behind us by encouraging us in the Lord
  • Health, which many don’t have. Ability to exercise.
  • Ability and the opportunity to write to bless others
  • Our house and all my needs taken care of
  • Opportunity to bring joy to the elderly at our church
  • Many things to fill my time. Opportunities to learn more and minister.
  • Our blog readers

Joseph’s Gratitude List

  • Jesus (His grace, His patience, His gentleness)
  • Dad and Mom
  • My Family
  • Our Titus2 ministry
  • Evening Bible time
  • My Bible
  • My health
  • A roof over my head
  • Our church
  • My job

John’s Gratitude List

  • Salvation through Jesus
  • My family
  • The Bible
  • Our church
  • My work
  • Health
  • Our house
  • The ministry
  • Transportation
  • The ability to workout

Anna’s Gratitude List

  • Jesus dying on the cross for my sins
  • The Word of God
  • A loving home
  • Every breath that the Lord gives me
  • For my parents leading me in His ways
  • For each on of my brothers and sisters
  • For parents that were willing to sacrifice and teach me at home
  • For my sweet little nieces
  • For parents who have instilled in me life skills
  • Every morning that the sun rises
  • Titus2 and ITonRamp
  • Every opportunity to serve
  • Freedom to worship the Lord
  • Our house that the Lord has blessed us with a couple of years ago
  • Our Home Sweet Home on the road – our bus

Jesse’s Gratitude List

  • Jesus, who bought me with His precious blood
  • A loving family
  • Health
  • Work
  • School
  • God’s daily provision of food
  • Our church
  • God’s protecting hand on us
  • Brothers and Sisters in Christ
  • Our House
  • Outreach that we are able to do
  • Financial Provision
  • Music
  • A country that we are free to worship God in

Mary’s Gratitude List

  • Jesus, who is my Lord and Savior
  • My wonderful family
  • My dad and mom who are so godly, loving, and caring
  • Susannah Joy and my two other nieces
  • The Bible
  • The prayer Jesus answers
  • The opportunity to minister to others around the country
  • Our house
  • The bus

“Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name” (Psalms 100:4).

Congratulations, Anna!

Anna has been taking the A+ course through She began in September and worked ahead so she could take her test in early December versus late December. She has been faithfully studying and applying herself to learn all that the A+ course has encompassed. Because of her diligence, she was able to take her tests Friday, and SHE PASSED both tests (a total of 3 hours) with wonderful grades. Some might think since she is the instructor’s sister she only passed because she was given special coaching. I can assure you that’s not the case; Anna learned through her books and watching the webinars. She was not given any special help. Over the course of the last few months, Anna has learned a ton of new skills, and she has been putting them to use. We had a special family party last night, celebrating Anna’s completion of the course and passing of her tests.

Congratulations, Anna, for a job well done. We love you!

Dessert was a special ice cream cake.

Anna and her A+ Teacher

“Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also” (2 Corinthians 8:7-8).

Dinner by a Duo

For those who have personally attended the Dwelling Together in Unity session, you’ll know what this post is about. For the rest of you, John and Anna made a delicious meal together and easily agreed on the menu. Maybe this will inspire some brothers and sisters to team up and bless Mom by cooking up dinner.

Mixing up cookies.

Making the Stromboli dough. John would have been there helping, but he was coming home from needing to run to Kansas City for something.

Preparing the cookies to bake.

Loading up on the filling.


John made the salad in just 10 minutes. Wow. I think I need to learn something from him.


Finished product.


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