I’m so excited to share that you’ll be able to pre-order my new book, Wednesday, November 14th, at 8 am Central Time! I’ll have a blog post with all the details and a video launching at that time. We estimate books to begin shipping the week of November 26th.
Hint: This is a fiction kids’ book with brand-new characters, Emma, 10, and Ethan, 8, and set in an adorable small town.
Mark your calendars for November 14th.
Here are some comments from my test readers:
“Once again, Sarah captivates the hearts and minds of children while powerfully portraying the importance of Jesus in our everyday lives. This book is one that will be talked about at our house for many years to come.” Kelli, mom
“Another great adventure book by Sarah Maxwell. Every chapter left me hanging!” Ezra, 11
“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.” Psalm 19:14
Summer is the perfect time to put together a chore system if you don’t have one or revise the one you have. I did this early in the summer to teach new chores and give the children practice with them before the faster pace of the school-year schedule.
I reassigned chores between the older children so each would become proficient in all the various chores. I gave all the children new chores. That meant evaluating what each was capable of doing and assigning chores based on that. When we reached a stage where everyone was able to do most of the chores, I would list the chores and have each child indicate which ones he would prefer to do.
If you have older and younger children, remember to move age-appropriate chores down the age chain. Sometimes we are stuck in the easy mode of leaving the chores with the older children when younger ones can do them.
Managers of Their Chores not only will help you plan out how you’ll juggle chores but it also gives you the tools (including a ChorePack Kit) to help your children be successful.
The ChorePacks have been the key to that system: they’re like little ID badge holders and the child’s chores go inside that holder, and clips onto their clothes. Our ChorePacks were specially designed and manufactured just for this use!
Sarah’s next Random Life post will be Wednesday! She has some great photos in store for you.
Trusting in Jesus, Teri
“Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening” (Psalm 104:23).
Mother’s Day is coming up quickly, in only 11 days. I know, as I need to get my shopping done! 🙂
Yesterday, we released a Mother’s Day Special.
Order $15 worth of shippable product (meaning downloads are excluded and the s/h), and we’ll include the CD Loving Your Husband free. You don’t need to add the CD to your shopping cart; we’ll include it with your shipment if it qualifies.
Eternity. That’s what matters. As you moms pour yourselves into your children and do the daily tasks—wiping the runny noses, reworking yet another math problem, looking into the eyes of a child who just disobeyed—more than anything, you desire to see Jesus in their lives.
Do you know that a simple reading book can be an excellent discipleship tool, all through an engaging storyline? Check out the Moody Family Series. 10 titles plus 2 Christmas stories that will inspire your children to be more like Jesus and share Him with others. Remember, you receive free shipping at $35 from Titus2. It’s our way to bless you!
Read what two moms just shared with us regarding the fruit from Moody books in their children’s lives. To me, this makes writing all worth it.
My daughter, Emma (7), has even begun witnessing to other children she meets using the “Good Person” test. This week already she’s witnessed to 4 people (1 brother, 1 cousin, and 2 kids at the park). There are also times when I’ll hear my children saying to each other, “Would the Moodys do (act, say) _____?” I’m as excited as the kids wanting to know what happens next as the stories continue. I find myself relating to Emily Moody at times and even feel convicted about certain areas in my life as we read along. Mandi
I have to tell you, Samuel’s been an avid, excellent reader since age 3.5 (he’s 7 now), and it’s SO HARD to find him books. We’ve found a few we thought were ok, and he’d promptly start them and say, “Nope. This one isn’t good because of (insert issue here).” He was just beaming reading yours. I was showing him how you add your “Not All Fiction!” section at the end of each book. His eyes widened, and he said, “WAIT! You mean the Moodys aren’t a REAL family?” Hahahaha! He was partly crushed and partly amused! He just loves them. He’s read the whole series like three times now! And he’s been writing out the Bible verses you chose in your books, and he’s been giving them to doctors, repair people, etc. He was very inspired by how the Moodys shared Jesus with others! Kelli
“And of some have compassion, making a difference: And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.” (Jude 1:22)
To kick-start your week, we want to share a video Teri did to encourage moms. Let’s face it. Homeschool moms have a ton on their plate. Teri’s experienced what it’s like to homeschool multiple grades, manage babies and toddlers, and still keep the house in order. Those days weren’t easy, but the Lord gave her grace and creativity to fit in what she needed to do.
Please share this video with others you think would enjoy it. Just click the little paper airplane icon in the upper right of the video.
“I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.” 1 Timothy 5:14
Sunflower’s Christmas Miracle is a book I’m passionate about. It’s no secret I love Christmas, and I’ve had a dream of writing Christmas novels. I wrote my first one in 2014, and this autumn, another story took shape.
Christmas is right around the corner in Sunflower, and life is full of surprises. Some good, some not. Mr. Gibson is at the root of them, but what can twelve-year-old Moses do? At the town hall meeting, Moses is proud to watch his older brother stand up against opposition, but the new piece of information is troubling. When their Christmas season turns into a crisis, can Moses handle what’s before him? Sunflower’s Christmas Miracle will tug your heartstrings in this incredible story of hope and love.
This book has a slightly older audience, as I reached for ages 8-14, with my main character being 12. I brought the Moodys back in, although they’re now ages 12-21. This book is a stand alone from the rest of the Moody Family Series.
Pre-order bonus: I’ll sign the first 200 copies of Sunflower’s Christmas Miracle. Books will begin shipping on December 5th. This is a perfect read for your holiday season! Grab a copy for your family and another to give away. For more information or to pre-order, stop by our online store.
I am excited about Sunflower’s Christmas Miracle. Dream. Come. True.
Also, while we’re announcing new things, Preparing Sons has received a face lift, inside and out (the content is the same). Pre-order your copy as it makes a great Christmas gift for Christian families with sons! They will begin shipping at the same time as the Christmas title.
“Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.” Psalm 37:4
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