Thanksgiving 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Maxwell Family
L-R, Sarah, John, Anna, Mary, Jesse, Mom, Dad

Our family is thankful for the Lord Jesus Christ. How does one adequately express their feelings to the One Who gave His life for ours to save us from hell? His sacrifice is a gift, and it’s offered to those who will receive Him. Romans 5:8: “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” 

After four years of each person sharing things they were grateful for on Thanksgiving, I decided to change things. Using a random drawing, I paired people up. Now you’ll hear what they’re grateful for about another family member.

All pictures haven’t previously been seen on the blog and were taken in Colorado this August.

Dad (by John)

Steve Maxwell
Steve Maxwell
  • I am grateful for Dad’s business knowledge. Not only has he tremendously helped my business, but he has also coached many other business owners—helping them to be very successful.
  • I am thankful Dad is my dad. He is generous, loving, encouraging, and patient. He loves the Lord and always puts his family first.


Mom (by Mary)

Teri Maxwell
Teri Maxwell
  • I am so thankful for who Mom is in my life. She is always ready to listen, give a hug, or offer a word of encouragement.
  • She has a very big heart for the Lord. Although I often hear her talking about what the Lord has been doing in her life, she also shows it with her heart to serve, memorize Scripture, and pray.


Sarah (by Jesse)

Sarah Maxwell
Sarah Maxwell
  • I’m grateful for Sarah’s willingness to help out whenever she sees a need. She recognizes opportunities and is quick to jump in and assist with whatever may be going on.
  • I’m thankful that Sarah takes so many great pictures. I think she does a great job posting some of them and saving them all for memories. She has learned a lot about how cameras work and takes some wonderful pictures.


John (by Sarah)

John Maxwell
John Maxwell
  • I’m grateful for John’s genuine servant’s heart. Even if he’s busy, he’ll notice a need and cheerfully jump right in to meet it, regardless of the inconvenience to him personally.
  • I’m grateful for John’s love of little children. He values them and enjoys spending time with his nieces and nephews.


Anna (by Mom)

Anna Maxwell
Anna Maxwell
  • I am very grateful for Anna’s beautiful servant’s spirit. She is always willing to help, and sometimes that means sacrificing what she would most like to do.
  • I am also grateful for Anna’s joyful yet steady, levelheaded personality that allows her to remain calm and encouraging even in difficult situations.


Jesse (by Dad)

Jesse Maxwell
Jesse Maxwell
  • I’m encouraged and grateful for Jesse’s love for and quick understanding of Scripture. He’s a delightful participant in our family Bible time.
  • I’m grateful Jesse has a love and concern for the unborn and unloved which is reflective of our Lord’s heart.


Mary (by Anna)

Mary Maxwell
Mary Maxwell
  • I’m grateful for Mary’s love. Whether it’s a kind word, positive outlook, lending a cheerful hand, or just sharing JesusMary has a very soft spot of love that touches everyone she’s around.

  • I’m thankful for Mary’s diligence and commitment. She determinedly jumps into opportunities whether difficult, tedious, easy, or enjoyable with her whole heart.

“And let the peace of God rule in your hearts,
to the which also ye are called in one body;
and be ye thankful.”
Colossians 3:15

9 thoughts on “Thanksgiving 2015”

  1. I am thankful for your family and willingness to share your adventures on this blog. It has given me good ideas (Operation Shoe Box)and been inspirational (how you all work together and get so many projects done). I am especially thankful for Teri and her leading times of fasting for other women. That has been a life changer! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!!
    Thank you and you too!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving. I am thankful to all of you for the ongoing encouragement and support you offer through your books, tapes, conferences, blogs, monthly newsletters etc…Your love of God has personally helped me with my spiritual walk.
    We are so very glad. Blessings,

  3. Happy Thanksgiving from Canada!

    I hope you realize how blessed you are to have such an amazing family….this is coming from someone who doesn’t have you what you have. This is why I am so thankful for your blog. It encourages me to keep trying with my own family.
    Bless you. Never give up. We are so thankful that we can be an encouragement to you.

  4. What a fun idea!!
    Thankful for your family and the beautiful example you all set!
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    And to your family!

  5. I am thankful that the Lord brought the Maxwell Family into my life. I have been blessed by all you do. I am thankful for ALL that the Lord puts in your heart to share.

    Happy Thanksgiving Maxwell Family and God Bless!!!
    Thank you so much. We are so grateful we can be an encouragement.

  6. Thankful. I am really trying to find and be thankful in all areas of my life. This has been a year of heartbreak and profound stress and my word for 2016 is ‘Thankful’. I will seek out and acknowledge ideas, people, places, and things I am thankful for.
    Blessings, Mrs Mari

  7. I am two days behind in seeing this post, but still wanted to say how THANKFUL I am for the Maxwell family. Reading your blog posts and viewing the photos are such an inspiration to me (and I’m certain to many others also). Thank you for touching so many lives for our Lord Jesus.
    Love, Mrs. Patti

    Thank you! You are a true blessing to us!

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