We want to encourage you to join others around the nation this Sunday, October 6th, and stand for life.
It’s called LifeChain. It is a time to gather near public roads, holding signs for life and the value of the unborn. In a world that shouts that it’s a woman’s choice, where is the child’s choice? Where is her right to life?
Please look up a location near you for LifeChain and invite friends to join.
We encourage you to watch Anna’s video below, Voice for the Speechless, and find ways to support life.
“Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.” Proverbs 31:8
My grandchildren like the three newest books in the bag book. They all have a gardening theme.
Potato: A Tale from the Great Depression tells the simple story of a little girl during the depression who ends up going with her parents from their home in Iowa to Idaho for two weeks for potato picking. In this book, too, the illustrations are fantastic.
We Are The Gardenersby Joanna Gaines is the story of a family’s love for gardening that starts with a potted plant purchased at the hardware store and eventually that love grows into a beautiful, productive garden. There are many lessons learned in the process. In this book, the baby in the garden at the end of the story is a big hit. The storyline of We Are The Gardeners is a little more in-depth than the other two books with a paragraph or two per page rather than a couple of sentences.
Trusting in Jesus, Teri
“And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.” Genesis 2:5
Jesse’s birthday evening, we hosted a family party complete with an awesome spread of Mexican food. There is so much joy and commotion all mixed into one big package when all 20 something of us are together. When there are many conversations going at once, it can be hard to hear the person you’re talking to! The dynamics between all the cousins are very cute as well.
The little ones are also at the age where they love to make/give cards. So special!
Did you catch the hint up near the top? Yep! The Maxwell family continues to grow. Joseph and Elissa are excited to welcome Baby #3 early next year (late January/early February). Elissa and Anna Marie’s babies will again be quite close together. We rejoice with a family who welcomes children as a gift from the Lord!
“Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.” Psalm 127:3
There’s something so beautiful about autumn in Kansas, and today, we welcome it officially! God is gracious to allow the sun to rise each day and to set. The seasons are predictable. “… for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust” (Matthew 5:45).
To welcome fall, I want to share a pumpkin muffin recipe from the Maxwells. This muffin is bursting with flavor and so moist, but dense, so it won’t receive any puffy-bakery-top muffin awards. It’s our go-to recipe for family holiday breakfasts in the winter.
Maxwells’ Pumpkin Muffins
Yields: 12 muffins 1 cup flour 2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice 1 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 cup plus 2 TB. brown sugar 2 eggs 1 cup pumpkin 1/3 cup milk 1/4 cup oil 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1/2 cup chocolate chips (can be omitted)
Preheat oven to 350º. In a large bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and brown sugar. Next, add the eggs, pumpkin, milk, oil, and vanilla, and stir until combined. Add chocolate chips.
Line 12 muffin tins with muffin cup liners, although this is not necessary. If you don’t use liners, make sure to grease the pans. Sprinkle topping over muffins if desired. Bake for 16-19 minutes until the desired doneness.
Y’all, it’s time to say good-bye to summer. It’s hung on for quite a while here in Kansas, and before I have a special autumn post on Monday, I thought I’d share something else.
Mom was a lifeguard and swimming instructor in her teens, and she’s an excellent swimmer. This is her third year giving swim lessons to Nathan and Melanie’s kids. Every week, she dedicated swimming lesson time with each child, working on their skills. She has a plan on what to teach them based on their level, and it’s exciting to see the progress over summer.
Then, last month, the kids did a Show and Tell for some of the family.
“How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.” Psalm 36:7
Happy Birthday, Jesse! We’re grateful for you, your love for Jesus, faithfulness to share the Gospel, work ethic, and love for the family.
Jesse enjoys studying God’s Word and besides his morning quiet time, he can often be found in the evenings and on Sunday afternoons doing more studying. He truly values a solid foundation which is only through Jesus.
Happy Birthday! We pray you continue to grow even more in the Lord and pursuing Him.
“Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12
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