One Perk to Living in Kansas

You can go from winter one Saturday to “spring” the next and still be in February. Yesterday we took advantage of the weather and enjoyed working outside. Saturdays are perfect project days. Items accomplished among the family yesterday: vehicle washing and detailing, cutting up a tree, stacking and hauling wood, cleaning in the basement, organizing, computer work, and a bike ride.


“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily,
as to the Lord, and not unto men.”
Colossians 3:23

A Maxwell Guy Work Party

A week ago Thursday, the guys had a sheetrock party in Joseph’s basement. Here’s how it went: (a) Joseph invited his brothers and Dad; (b) they accepted his invitation; (c) they showed up at varying intervals based on their work commitments on the specified evening; (d) the work commenced; (e) fellowship ensued; (f) pizza arrived; (g) and the job was finished.

Over the past seven years, the guys have done a lot of sheet-rocking between our house, Joseph’s, and Nathan’s. Many hands make the project go quickly! I stopped in for pictures and enjoyed seeing them all working together. I’m amazed at the guys’ perseverance as they hit hard issues, step back, re-evaluate, and keep going.

I hope this is a little encouragement for you to tackle a work project with your family. Happy February 1st!



The little girls stopped in with Melanie, and they enjoyed some Oreos and the opportunity to write on the sheetrock.

“And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own
business, and to work with your own hands,
as we commanded you.”
1 Thessalonians 4:11