Friends in Jesus

It was a joy to see our friends again, the E. family. We pulled in Sunday night and spent the day Monday with them. Mrs. E. made a delicious Chicken Quinoa soup for lunch. Mom headed up taking care of the laundry, which was great to put through. Having been away for a week and a half, we were ready to get several loads in. Our time with the Es was a special blessing. Thank you, E family, for your hospitality and love.

We head for Pennsylvania this morning.

Only for Jesus,

The guys did a workout together.

Anna and Mary played some rousing games of hide n’ seek with the younger ones.

The family has two bee hives, so Dad suited up to do hive maintenance with the other dad.

Laundry time.

“For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now.”
Philippians 1:5 


Sitting in the Passenger Seat

During our trip, Joseph had the opportunity to accompany someone in law enforcement on part of his night duty. Although it was a relatively quiet evening in the drama department, Joseph still had his share of excitement. In addition, he enjoyed the fellowship with his brother in Christ. We are so grateful to those who give of themselves to protect our freedom and the lives of citizens.

“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.”
1 Timothy 2:1-2 

An Opportunity

This evening, in Mt. Airy at Temple Baptist (the location of Monday’s conference), the younger five will be sharing through music (two songs) during the Wednesday evening service. So, right now, the Maxwell team is setting up instruments and sound equipment and practicing.

Tomorrow, we’ll move on to Pennsylvania, where we’ll be doing a conference outside of Pittsburgh. We still have a few blog posts to catch you up on some things.

Only for Jesus,

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

Stop #5: Simpsonville, South Carolina

Our Sunday went very well. It was exciting to be apart of this church’s Homecoming Day as they celebrated 15 years as a church body. That morning Dad asked us if we could do a special at church with Jesse joining in with the keyboard. It was Jesse’s first time playing the keyboard on the road, and it was exciting to hear what a great job he did! The Lord so blessed since it was a last minute decision, but with His grace we had a little practice time, and it all came together smoothly.

The morning started out with Sunday School. Dad spoke to the men, Mom to the ladies, and Joseph to the young people. Following that, was the morning church service. Dad preached the message, and I never tire of hearing him preach! He always does a fantastic job and is so convicting.

After the morning service, there was a delicious fellowship meal. The afternoon service entailed our family’s music and then Dad preached another outstanding message. Also, a special thanks to Isaac for taking pictures during music!


“Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;) Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.”
2 Corinthians 9:10-11

Mommy Checklist

A family offered to let us borrow their vehicle while we’re parked here in Mt. Airy. Today, as we used it for the first time, we noticed a mommy checklist. Talk about cute!
“And whoso shall receive one such
little child in my name receiveth me.”

Matthew 18:5 

Stop #4: Greenville, South Carolina

It has been another wonderful weekend. I was overwhelmed this past weekend with God’s goodness. He does more than we can even think or imagine. Isaiah 55:9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

Greenville was no exception to being an awesome conference. A number of families had attended previous conferences, but there were many new faces. The young people were an especially engaging group, and it was such a joy to be able to share with them. The moms and dads were also very interested in the sessions.

The conference wrapped up with our best panel discussion so far! There were many questions, but Dad did a great job categorizing them to help us get through every one. We have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to formulate a quick answer and articulate it to the audience.

Our ultimate desire is for the Lord Jesus to bring lasting fruit in lives. This is what we pray for. We are grateful for each person who attends a conference.

Again, we express our thanks to the Greenville coordinator and his family for all their work.

We have some posts to catch up on, so watch for a post from Anna.


This little girl was showing me how old she was. In case you’re wondering, she’s trying to show two fingers.

Raising Courtship-Minded Children has been a popular session.

The panel discussion.

“Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.”
James 5:7