Random Life, Grateful for God’s LovingKindness

These past 6 weeks have flown by since our last Random Life. It feels hard to quantify all that has transpired. But even through the challenging times, God has been so gracious. We are grateful for His everlasting lovingkindness.

We’re thankful for the addition of new life. Dad and Mom also had a wonderful trip to Alabama where Dad preached for two churches. The ministry is still our heartbeat, and it’s exciting to see the newest project launch: Buying a House Debt-Free, the unabridged audiobook. Watch for more on the horizon. I experienced some delays with making progress on my book but hope to finish the outline soon and be onto writing the first draft.

We’re excited to welcome home Anna and Mary this week. It’s been a long time, and they’ve experienced many challenges. God has answered prayer after prayer and used them mightily.


Dad pitted a lot of cherries.
Deborah’s first appearance at church on Father’s Day
Miss Calia and her mommy have done an incredible job with their garden.
A blog reader sent me a game that I could enjoy playing with my nieces and nephews as we miss the aunts.
Dad grinding out a large stump
So neat when the cousins do things together.
Nathan and we girls like to go for runs, and we have missed Anna and Mary this summer. On Independence Day, we went for a long run, and Tina accompanied us on her bike.
Our Independence Day group
When one’s pigtails come out, this is the result.
Bible Bee Summer study which the Nathan and Christopher Maxwells are doing.
An activity afterward
Reading time with Grandma
Fishing time with Daddy
Joshua caught a fish.
Andrew’s birthday dinner with Grandpa and Grandma
Dairy Queen date while Gigi sat with the kids
A friend sent a care package for Ellie (and me :)). It’s been a rough month!
Sweet fellowship with friends for a few hours
Taking Danny home after his birthday dinner
Loved this picture of Anna Marie and all her kiddos coming over. We watched the children so Christopher and Anna Marie could go out for dinner to celebrate their engagement anniversary.
9 years later (see this original engagement post)
Sunday fellowship
Mom, Dad, and I compiled ChorePack Kits with the Chores book Saturday
This Sunday group was just too cute not to take a picture.

“Because thy lovingkindness is better than life,
my lips shall praise thee.”
Psalm 63:3

18 thoughts on “Random Life, Grateful for God’s LovingKindness”

  1. I do enjoy your posts with your beautiful family. They are so encouraging and you all have such a sweet spirit. May God be glorified in all we do! Blessings to all!

  2. Thank you for sharing these sweet photos. πŸ™‚
    The Maxwell family is such an inspiration and I always feel uplifted after reading your posts and seeing the family photos (okay, I enjoy seeing the pets, too!). πŸ˜‰

    Prayers continue for Ellie as she heals from her health struggles. I know that was very difficult for you, Sarah, and I’ve prayed for you too.
    Love, Mrs. Patti

  3. I always enjoy your random life posts! What a joy it is to see your family and especially all the children! Thanks, as always, for sharing such great pictures.

  4. Loved seeing the Bible Bee pictures! Two of our girls participated in Bible Bee for the first time this year and have loved it. Wish we would have known about Bible Bee when our other kids were younger. It is a great program.

  5. Muchas gracias, Sarah (Thank you so much for sharing) .
    I just love all the pics.
    You can’t imagine how the sweet inspiration and loving example that your family shares through your blog have impacted my life.
    Sending blessings from Ecuador.
    Que Dios los bendiga mucho.

  6. Cute pics!
    What are the bands y’all wear when u go on runs? Do they help keep u cool or something? How long is a long run for u? πŸ˜‰

    1. Sometimes we wear them to keep the sweat down! πŸ™‚ I was borrowing a sister’s in that picture, but I have some thin UnderArmour ones that work fine. Yes, they do help (I think). A long run for me would be 5-7 miles.

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