Project Time

We’re enjoying autumn unfold here in Kansas. Slowly, but surely, green leaves are fading into hues of yellow, brown, and red. The crisp air is refreshing. Rainy days are cozy and perfect for a nice cup of tea and working on a project.

Speaking of projects, many of us tackled organizing tasks yesterday. Some of those included cleaning closets, organizing drawers, and sorting clothes. With the weather turning cold, Dad cleaned out the chimney in preparation for firing up the wood-burning stove. Joseph enjoyed catching up on odds and ends at his house.

I hope your weekend was productive. Sundays are a special day to us as we worship with fellow believers, spend extra time together as a family (including our weekly Sunday evening prayer time!), and rest for the week ahead.

Joyfully His,

Friday, the guys loaded up our “lemonade stand” (i.e. the wood bin), because we’ll be firing up the wood stove.



Dad cleaned the chimney.




Jesse began preparations to remove a huge stump in our front yard.



Joshua and Anna Marie stopped in, and Joshua stayed to play for awhile.

“And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water,
that bringeth forth his fruit in his season;
his leaf also shall not wither;
and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.”
Psalms 1:3

11 thoughts on “Project Time”

  1. I notice some of the Maxwell men have been growing beards lately. Why is that?
    We grew them over vacation in Colorado and we liked them. They may “go away” as sudden as they came, but they are there for now. 🙂

  2. Joshua is so cute! Love the photo of him reading with Grandpa — that is precious. I always dread cleaning out clothes so I end up not doing it until it becomes critical, which makes it even worse (I have growing children, so it really needs to be done every few months, especially with changing seasons). I did, however, just clean out my 4-filtered furnace, so I can check that one off the list. Thanks for a glimpse into your winterizing projects!

  3. Hello!
    Thanks for your inspiring blog and family! I was wondering what you do to make your time together in the Word more special on Sunday. You, like my family, spent time in the Word everyday. Yet unlike my family, you have a special time on Sundays. What can my husband and I do to make the holy day special for our kids?
    We love our Sundays. We first worship together with others at church. Then we have family lunch with Nathan’s & Christopher’s families, and others on occasion. Dad has meetings with each of us. We take naps. Often, we will go for a family walk in the neighborhood, which can be quite a few of us at times. Sunday evening Bible time is a bit longer. We finish with our weekly prayer time. It is a special time of prayer where we have quite a list of prayer items. We have seen God answer so many of the items on the list. Sundays are wonderful!

  4. Organizing is always good. Looks as if you must be switching your cold and warm weather clothes. Thankfully our closets are big enough that we don’t have to do that because the times I have were really a chore. I suppose with all adults in the house it’s not too bad because each person does their own.
    We have had some rain and cool weather already this year and have enjoyed it. Love when we have cool weather for Fall Festivals.
    I found some shoes you girls might be interested in. I’ve noticed, I believe, that you all wear clogs. has some for wet weather. Check it out if you haven’t already. I love my pair.
    Jesse looks to have a big chore ahead of him.
    Thanks for the pics. Always love seeing your family and hearing about your projects.

    In Christ,
    Thank you!

  5. Even though I love all the seasons the Lord created, Autumn is my very favorite. 🙂 I’m glad you all are enjoying a pleasant season as you tackle projects.
    Thank you for sharing these photos. That one of Mr. Maxwell reading to Joshua is so sweet, and the last one of Joshua grinning and showing his teeth is precious! 🙂
    Love, Mrs. Patti

  6. What’s different about sunday evening Bible time? I thought your family had Bible time every night.
    See other comment. Yes, we do have Bible time every day.

  7. Thanks for the pics! I always love seeing into other peoples’ lives. We, too, have been making our Sundays more memorable and we love it. BTW, we think all of you men look really nice in your beards–very manly and handsome! We agreed that we liked you better with them (not that our opinion matters really, but just thought I’d share:-)). Blessings on your week!
    Thank you. We don’t know how long they will stay. Christopher’s went away today. Will it stay gone? Who knows?

  8. Thank you for sharing your lives with your blog updates. They’re always so inspirational! How is Anna Marie feeling? When is new baby arriving?
    Thank you. Anna Marie is wonderfully radiant! February seems to be the target.

    God bless.

  9. That’s amazing how y’all did projects on the same week we did projects! Mom decided we would go through the house and get rid of things we do not use. I really like going through and organizing like y’all.

    In a Moody book, I read about their Sunday’s schedule. It’s neat how your Sunday is like the Moodys!

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