Then and Now

My parents have been writing encouragement for other parents for over 20 years. It all started when we led the local homeschool group, and Dad and Mom each wrote something in the newsletter, called the Mom’s and Dad’s Corner. We had a fair number of military families, so when they moved to other bases, they asked to stay on our list so they could still receive the Corners. We then began to e-mail them out. I remember when our list was 100 subscribers. Wow, has it grown! Mom still writes a monthly Mom’s Corner, and Dad a short, weekly e-mail for guys called Seriously. If you’re not on the list, I strongly encourage you to join (we’re double opt in: so after you submit your address, you’ll need to check your e-mail and click on the link to confirm it).

Recently, I added in over 150 Corners to the site, bringing the totals to over 450 articles. Many of those brought back memories. There is such a wealth of information available to help you as a parent, as a Christian, as a husband, as a wife, and yes, even as a single young person.

Check this one out: The Retraining Parade.

So here they are: the younger five, many years ago.


As a parent, you may wonder if your child will ever grow up, if they’ll ever be responsible, and if all the work you put into them will pay off. I’m here to tell you it does. See the below picture. They are all adults, mature, and living for Jesus. (The photo was taken in Colorado last year after their last concert before Joseph got married.)DSC_6705

“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in
due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” 
Galatians 6:9

5 thoughts on “Then and Now”

  1. Awww, I enjoy seeing photos of the Maxwell kids when they were little!

    Me too ;).

  2. I love the retraining parade. We could all benefit from that here in our very small family.


  3. The Maxwell family has been such an inspiration to SO many (myself included). Thank you to all of you for setting such wonderful examples of living the Christian life.
    I enjoyed the photos too! 🙂
    Love, Mrs. Patti

    Awww. You’re a blessing to us!

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