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God is Good, ALL the Time

It has been a challenging last week (really several weeks!), but as Dad encourages us, God IS good all of the time! We have had many opportunities to rest in Jesus, and we praise Him for all that He has been doing and continues to do.

The “main” event this past week was the bus emergency (a forthcoming post on that one!). I was talking to a friend in Canada on the phone today, and she asked how we were. As I told her what had been going on, she said the Lord had prompted her to pray for us this last week. She didn’t know why, but she obeyed, and prayed often for our family! Wow! We were very touched that the Lord had moved in her heart, leading her to pray for us, when we definitely needed it.

In the midst of everything, we shared through music and testimony at our wonderful nursing home church. We were glad for Nathan to join us (and we missed Christopher who was sick!).

A view from the listeners...
A view from the listeners...
The family
The family
The five younger doing a special
The elderly loved it!

Rejoicing in our Savior!


“Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not” (2 Corinthians 4:1).

It’s Off!

August 1st was a day of special significance for several in our family, namely Dad, Mom, and me. It represented the deadline of a new resource project.

I remember well the evening back in May, when I was driving back from Home Depot with Dad. We were having a wonderful time of fellowship, and our conversation drifted to a topic that Dad and Mom felt that it was time to write about. Dad mentioned that he would like to have the book done this summer to take on our fall trip, and Mom’s school time would be freed up with summer arriving.

It didn’t seem possible to accomplish, but the next day, Dad called a family meeting without telling us what it was about. He had our curiosity aroused, but he did tell us it didn’t have to do with matrimony :-). That evening, he shared about the project the Lord had laid on his and Mom’s hearts, and asked if we children were in support and if we would be willing to pitch in and take care of Mom’s responsibilities so she could write. We all joyfully agreed, and so the project began, back in May.

The last few months have been quite busy because Dad and Mom have spent many, many hours working on the project. I became involved with it this month because I format the book and do a lot of proofreading. The last two weeks have been very intense as Mom and I have worked to wrap it up.

(Mom and I Thursday afternoon, with book copies in hand.)

Yesterday afternoon, with a happy and relieved heart, the book was sent to the printer—praise the Lord! I’ll give you a peek of a bit of text from the back cover :-).

Joyfully His,

Have you ever wanted to sit down with an experienced homeschooling couple and ask them every question you could think of about homeschooling? Managers of Their Schools: A Practical Guide to Homeschooling is the next best thing. With eight children and twenty-three years as a homeschooling family, the Maxwells share their answers to the questions they are frequently asked.

Two New Books

1174-front.jpgBoth of the new books, Spring with the Moodys, and Just Around the Corner, Just Around the Corner, Volume 2Volume 2 are printed and here! We receive regular e-mails from families asking when the next Moody book will be out, so I know quite a few children are anxiously awaiting this Moody installment. We also have been asked when the next volume of Just Around the Corner (this one includes four more years’ worth of the Corners) would be available. We finally had time to compile it! 🙂



Spring with the Moodys


Cute dog? Well, it has more meaning than just that. Last Friday, that picture and four others were mailed off to the artist to begin sketching for Spring with the Moodys. This picture of “Maple” (actually Lady in real life) will be used by the artist for her drawings. For each chapter of a Moodys book, we decide what we want for the illustration. Then we need to get a photograph of what it should look like so the artist knows what to draw.

The basic text is in, and I am working on revising and editing before the book goes to the proofreader. I’m hoping by the middle of next year that Spring will be out. Your prayers are greatly appreciated, as I’ve found this book to be the most challenging of all four thus far.

Joyfully His,

What Children Think of ChorePacks

We love to hear feedback from families who are using the Managers of Their Chores book and ChorePack system. I thought I’d share two VERY cute comments we received.

(The ChorePacks are like a mobile To Do list for children. Here is a photo of a Chorepack being worn by Jesse):
A Chorepack in action

Comment #1: “Just wanted to share that this weekend our 5 year old dd happen to see a person with a badge id type clip and said so happily ‘look he is wearing a ChorePack!’ Our whole family just had the happiest hearts and biggest smiles! Thanks again! Shana :o)”

Comment #2: “My 22 month old wanted me to clip one on his diaper so he could be like his big sisters.”

Only for Jesus,