Scripture Print Closeout

We wanted to let you all know that we are discontinuing the Scripture Prints. They just haven’t sold much, and we are ready to clear them out. Perhaps it is because they aren’t framed, or it might simply be that people aren’t interested. Whatever the case, we have some stock that we are going to clear out as we discontinue the Scripture Prints.

If you are interested, please see this link or click on an individual print below. This offer is only good while our supplies last.


PS – A Christmas blog post with pictures will be coming in the next few days.

“And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.” Deuteronomy 6:9

Blessed Christmas Everyone!

Our family wishes you a very blessed Christmas. Even if our circumstances, our health, or our finances aren’t all that we may desire, the fact that God came to redeem fallen man is something to celebrate. God did what we can’t do on our own. He paid the penalty for our sins, and those who have received His gift of salvation have something for which to praise Him.

Even though it’s unlikely that December 25th is the day Jesus was actually born, may we join our hearts in worship of God the Father, Who poured out His grace in sending us Jesus.

We love you all and are thankful for the opportunity to be a part of your lives.

The Maxwell Family

“And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world”
(1 John 4:14).

The Finished Products

We’d love to read your comments: which building is your favorite? There will be several shots of each.

Victorian Cottage.

Notice this house even has lighting. Yes, it's true. Real lights shining through noodle windows.

Those Rice Chex roof tiles are nice.

The fence is amazing.

Calvary Church.

This was no small church. Notice even the cross at the top.

The stained glass windows are very creative, and the icicles? Wow.

Gingerville Zoo. Quite a creative one. Notice the water is made of blue M&Ms.

Animals crackers make great animals. Nice cage too.

Gingerville Grocery Store. The gingerbread walls are sided with pretzel "logs." Notice the porch supports?

Nice red-hot Christmas lights.

What is a store without fruit?

Back door is for deliveries.

Mayor's House. Notice the snow blower out front?!

A bush made out of chow mein noodles.

I guess the mayor must have people over for s'mores and a bonfire.

JH Tower. Notice the Christmas lights going up it, as well as the flashing light on the top?

Lights here too.

“He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: . . .” (Ecclesiastes 3:11)

A City Under Construction

This morning started early as we had some preparations for a special breakfast. We wanted to express our gratitude to the linemen that repair downed electrical lines. Dad and John made the delivery of muffins and milk about 7.

Then, mid-afternoon, everyone met in the kitchen and construction was begun on our mini gingerbread city, aka Gingerville. We will be posting pictures later of the finished product and let you all decide which is your favorite.


“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men” (Luke 2:14).

Spreading Joy

Remember how I said now having the grandchildren added the cute factor to our Christmas caroling? Yes, that is true, but I had not taken into consideration that my two sweet little nieces are finishing out colds, and it would not be a good thing to have them outside much even on an unseasonably warm night. Abby and Nathan joined us for about fifteen minutes, but that was all they wanted her out. Anna also had a cold, so she drove the van from place to place and stayed in the van. She was sad to miss out, but after having a bad sinus infection a few weeks ago, she needed to be careful.

Sunday afternoon, we girls and Mom had a sweet time in the kitchen. Anna added finishing touches to her shortbread, Mom made fudge, and then we compiled boxes. Anna had carefully planned how much to put in each box of the different things made. We ended up having enough goodies for thirty-four boxes. The boxes contained: shortbread cookies, double-chocolate chip cookies, Andes mint cookies, Thin Mints, and Buckeyes.

About 5:15, we were ready to begin. The van had been loaded, we were lightly bundled, and our hearts were anxious to share with others. Sunday nights prove to be an effective time to catch people at home. House after house we shared through music, smiles, and a red-striped box.

I love to watch our listeners. Some of them get teary-eyed; some simply beam; some say they look forward to us coming each year; some ask the family how we are doing (or they say we are looking great), which affords opportunities to share about the new babies on the way; some ask if we are going on a trip soon; one had a present ready and waiting at the door for when we came; another quickly put together a container of goodies she planned to give us when we arrived.

It is such a delight to bring joy to others. We love our neighbors, and this yearly tradition has been one small way of showing our love. The evening was a real blessing for us as well.

Yes, it was a beautiful time!



Anna added the finishing touches to the shortbread cookies.

Mom made fudge.

Anna was the master planner. Her boxes were arranged beautifully!

John (with Dad in the background) carrying out loaded boxes.


Dad and Mom

Joseph made it all sound good.

John and me

Christopher and Anna Marie (and Junior)


“My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed” (Psalms 71:23).

“And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour” (Luke 1:47).