Vaporizer Followup

Thank you to everyone who commented on my vaporizer questions. I enjoyed seeing that I’m not the only one that has struggled with picking the perfect unit.

I found your answers informative and helpful. One thing I learned is that using purified water is a good thing.

I have ordered a Crane Drop Shape Cool Mist Humidifier. It seemed to have the best mix of features for the price.

My favorite recommendation was the “Heaven Fresh HF 707 Digital Ultrasonic Cool & Warm Mist HUMIDIFIER” — it looks like an amazing unit – but was more than I was wanting to spend. In hind site, since this Crane is now the fourth humidifier we’ve bought, I’ve already spent the equivalent of the Heaven Fresh.

Again – thank you for the help.

In Christ,

“Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety” (Proverbs 11:14).

Happy 10th Anniversary, Nathan and Melanie!

Ten years ago.
Fast forward many years.

Nathan and Melanie, Happy 10th Anniversary!

We love you all so much and delight to see the Lord Jesus working in your lives. It is hard to believe it has been 10 years since that exciting day when you became Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Maxwell. These past years have held many joys, and intense sorrow, when you lost your first-born little girl. Through it all, our Lord Jesus has been faithful to uphold you, gird you, and carry you along. We delight in your family!

Dad (Steve), Mom (Teri), Sarah, Joseph, John, Anna, Jesse, and Mary

“Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh” (Genesis 2:24).


Thank you!

I want to express my gratefulness to each and every person who commented on the birthday blog post. Wow! You all were so kind to take the time to post and share. My family made Thursday an extremely special day. There were balloons, countless “happy birthdays,” special meals, shopping trips with the girls, nieces play time, and wrapping up the day with a special family party. I love my family so much; the Lord truly has bonded us into an incredible team.

I am also grateful for those of you who pray for me. It is such a blessing to know you are upholding me to our Heavenly Father. I know without a shadow of a doubt that if the Lord wants me married, it is an easy thing with Him. But, that appears to not be His plan at this very moment, so I joyfully go with His plan and know that when it is His timing, it will happen. I rest contentedly and happily in what the Lord has given me.


Joseph made an amazing card for me out of cherry wood and custom designs. It is currently on my desk.

 “Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time” (Colossians 4:5).

Happy Birthday Sarah!!!

Happy birthday, Sarah. We are greatly blessed as we think about all the ways you serve and bless this family and others. Eleven years ago, when the Managers of Their Homes book came out, you immediately took responsibility for packing and shipping each order. Now you effectively and efficiently manage all of our book titles, including their initial printings and reprints. You process orders, make sure we have the right boxes and other shipping supplies, handle the taxes and filing, answer the phone and e-mails, take photos, keep up the blog, and coordinate our speaking trips. Somehow in the midst of all of that, you find time to write your own books – books that have blessed, encouraged, and mentored thousands of children.

Not only are you the backbone of Titus2, you help with meals and cleaning here at home. You clean for Nathan and Melanie when Melanie is pregnant and unable to do so herself because of her difficult pregnancies. You make lunch for Gigi and Grandad one day a week and eat with them plus help with cleaning their house.

We love your heart for the Lord Jesus, your sweet spirit, and your great desire to fully serve and obey Him. We delight in the time we have had with you as a beautiful young woman who has chosen to continue to live in our home when you could have moved on to live any life that you desired.

While we are prepared to take over all that you do should the Lord bring a man into your life to be your husband, we are grateful for all you have given to our family and invested in so many others around the world. We are blessed to have you as a daughter and sister.

Your Family

“Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.” Proverbs 31:10 

Sweet Sarah

“She Maketh Herself…”

Anna, Sarah, Liz, and Mary

We enjoyed sewing time with Liz! I (Sarah) haven’t sewed for a long time, and it was a joy to get back into it. This particular fabric was purchased from Hobby Lobby. For those of you who have wanted to learn how to sew, take heart. It isn’t hard; it’s only a matter of following directions, staying patient, and having a seam ripper handy :-).


“She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands” (Proverbs 31:13).

It’s John’s 21st Birthday!

Our incredible, wonderful John turns 21 today. Happy Birthday, John! Where did all of those years go?! You were the mischievous little Maxwell boy, who was going to let his children climb the bathroom shelves and eat Rolaids whenever they wanted to. Oh, but things have changed, and no longer is that the thought. 🙂

We love you so much and delight to see you serving the Lord. You bring an extra spark of life to wherever you are–truly, your contagious personality brings a smile to people who cross your path.

Happy 21st Birthday, John! We are excited.

“But if any man love God, the same is known of him” (1 Corinthians 8:3).