Happy 40th Birthday, Christopher!

Christopher, the second born Maxwell, turns 40 today! Happy Birthday!

Chris is the mischievous little boy with bright blue eyes, who was so naughty his preschool teachers threatened to expel him.

Can you spot Christopher?

Chris was also the guy who broke his arm–doing what? His own words when Mom asked: “I parachuted out of the swing.”

Take heart, moms. This guy grew into a true man of God who loves the Lord with all his heart, soul, and strength.

Christopher loves the elderly. About ten years ago, he worked through the steps needed for one of our friends to move from the nursing home back to her own home. A process that would have been impossible for her to have done on her own. Christopher made Mary Lou so happy. That’s true joy. He faithfully visits friends from church who are in rehab, bringing joy with his tribe of little kids.

Christopher is a hard worker. Even in his teens, he and Nathan ran their own mowing business. Nathan recalls memories from their time. He wasn’t sure who worked the hardest: they both seemed to think they did. And the quirky customers they had! Like the one who waited for them when they arrived to warn them not to mow over the new tree. The tree was 15 feet tall.

Christopher has a heart for ministry. He shared with young people across the country and Canada on our trips. He also has been very influential on the blog before he got married. See his awesome Ambassador Series.

Christopher loves his adorable family. We’re so grateful for Anna Marie and what a perfect couple they make. Christopher is the kind of daddy who includes his kids in projects, and often wears a backpack when mowing so the current baby (with ear protectors) can be with him.

There is more I can say, but the post would be too long! 🙂 Please leave Christopher a birthday comment below.

Happy Birthday, Big Brother!


Christopher, as a baby
Christopher in the 90’s, on a computer. Wow, how things have changed.
The Maxwell Family in the early 90’s.
Christopher can make almost anyone laugh (Joseph here).
Really awesome mower/bike set up. Dad designed this cart.
He’s loved photography since his teens.

Did you know Christopher taught piano lessons for awhile?
He’s always taken care of his vehicles.
He loves summiting 14ers!
This was how our family looked when Managers of Their Homes came out. We’ve almost tripled in number since!
Christopher speaking
Christopher and Anna Marie climbed Princeton together in 2011.
The Christopher Maxwell Family

“Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the Lord.”
Psalm 128:2

35 thoughts on “Happy 40th Birthday, Christopher!”

  1. Happy Birthday, Christopher!
    I pray God’s blessings over you for today and this coming year.
    I am so thankful for the privilege to know you! Thank you for the amazing example of a Christian man you are to me. God bless you!

    1. Hi Luke,

      Thank you! I’m grateful for God’s blessing in my life – and one of those is our friendship…

    1. Hi Lynn,

      Thank you… As for the photos, I enjoyed seeing them as well!

  2. Love all the old and new family photos!
    Happy birthday Christopher!
    Many God bless your dear sweet family.

  3. Happy 40th. Birthday, Christopher! In the preschool picture, I am guessing that he is the boy on the right with his feet on a wooden truck?

  4. Happy birthday from the S. family in Arkansas! Our family so much enjoys following your family’s blog. Noticed the picture on the wall behind Christpher’s piano students of the man praying. We just recently acquired that picture from some family heirlooms.

  5. Love to you and your beautiful family from us here in NZ too, Christopher. It’s a blessing to be 40!!! I’m 41 and really enjoy this time of life, seeing God’s past faithfulness and looking forward to much more experience of Him in the future. May He bring many people into your life who you can care for and give to in Jesus’ Name.

    “thus shall a man be blessed who fears the Lord.”
    Psalm 128 to you, with prayers for your blessing and keeping… 🙂 🙂 🙂

    1. Hi Sarah, thank you! I’m so grateful for the years that God has given me and desire to be faithful – HE definitely is.

  6. Happy Birthday!! I enjoy watching your family grow and be a blessing to others.

  7. Happy Birthday, Christopher!!! I hope you had a wonderful day!!

    In Christ,


  8. Happy Birthday! Hope you had a wonderful day. May God bless you with many more years.

  9. Happy belated birthday, Christopher! It has been so exciting watching your family grow over the years! You and your family are a refreshment and encouragement as you walk in His paths and shine brightly as His children. May this year hold many blessings from the Lord for you all!

  10. Happy Birthday Christopher. We enjoyed getting to know you this past winter. You and your family are a delight and we’ll never forget playing your bass and singing in your living room.
    The H. Family

  11. Happy belated birthday Christopher!
    Loved all the old pictures.
    And now I know where the idea of max and Mitch in the moody books mowing business came from! Lol xd

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