Joseph and Elissa’s Open House

Since Joseph and Elissa got married out of state, they wanted to have an open house for friends and neighbors after they got settled in.

Saturday was the day, and what an awesome time we had! We loved seeing many friends and neighbors. There were also light refreshments for those who wanted them.

Joseph and Elissa have made such a cozy, inviting home.



Jesse was the door guy.DSC_4196DSC_4205DSC_4207DSC_4225

Aren’t they adorable?!DSC_4233DSC_4235DSC_4262


“Use hospitality one to
another without grudging.”
1 Peter 4:9

Exciting Times with the Moodys

Exciting Times with the Moodys
Book 9 in the Moody Family Series

After months of writing, editing, praying, revising and re-writing, my dream has become a reality, and you can order Exciting Times with the Moodys

Read the book description here.

Don’t miss my post below announcing a special Christmas Moody story also available.

With orders of $35 or more, you’ll receive free economy shipping in the United States. My parents’ new book, Buying a House Debt-Free, would make an amazing Christmas gift to any family raising a son.




“Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God,
the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy
with them that love him and keep his commandments
to a thousand generations.”
Deuteronomy 7:9

Christmas Comes to Sunflower

Christmas Comes to Sunflower
A Heart Warming Short Story of Christmas
with the Moody Family


With this special story, you’ll find yourself identifying with the characters and longing to fulfill Joey’s wish for Christmas. Christmas Comes to Sunflower is set in the same timeframe as Winter Days and can be read together, per a special Reading Guide in the bookSo grab a copy, a cup of hot chocolate, and curl up next to the fire and enjoy this delightful Christmas story!



“But whoso hath this world’s good,
and seeth his brother have need,
and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him,
how dwelleth the love of God in him?”
1 John 3:17

Would You Like to Impact a Life for Eternity? | Operation Christmas Child

(Sarah’s announcement will be coming this morning still ;).)

While we were in Boone, North Carolina on this past trip, we had the opportunity to learn more about Operation Christmas Child (OCC), a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse.

Do you realize that a shoebox filled with gifts for a child could impact him for eternity? When your box is given to a child, he is also receiving a special booklet in his language with the Gospel message. As I listened to our tour guide share about OCC, I was overwhelmed with the amazing answer to prayer even a shoebox can be.

Take this story for example:
A volunteer was handing out shoeboxes, and one shoebox in particular was very heavy. He gave it to a little boy, but when the time came to open it, the volunteer couldn’t see from his viewpoint what was in it. The volunteer was so curious–after all, what could be that heavy? The boy seemed delighted, though, and finally the man was able to get to the boy and ask what was in the box? Tools, the boy told him. Just what he had prayed for!

Think of that. Out of the hundreds of thousands of shoeboxes distributed, and from that same number of children all over the world, this little boy got the items he’d prayed for! Wow!

We’d like to take a moment to encourage you to get involved. Pray about it, and see what your family can do for God’s Kingdom to bless other children. Compiling a shoebox is easy. If you want to make your money stretch further, you can buy some items online in bulk such as cute pencils, erasers, bouncy balls, note pads, etc. Be creative! After Mary heard the story about tools, she wanted to go that route, so last week, she bought tools. The OCC tour guide encouraged buying practical things, too, that could help a child earn money such as fishing equipment (hooks, line, and more) and for girls sewing items. In addition, PRAY, while you shop for your gifts. You can also include a letter to the child with your address .

Go to OCC for more information, because there are certain “dos” and “don’ts”–but two things I can encourage you with, don’t procrastinate and do join the Maxwells in this exciting challenge. There are over 4,000 locations nationwide where you can drop your boxes off between November 17-24th.

Serving Jesus,


Vote Today!

Don’t forget to vote today! We the people elect those in authority. People died for our freedom to vote, and may we take that ever so seriously!

So, hop in your vehicle and enjoy some autumn weather and vote. Please vote pro-life: we did!



“Honour all men.
Love the brotherhood.
Fear God.
Honour the king.”
1 Peter 2:17