We are not using some mic stands anymore and were wondering if there would be anyone interested in them.
They aren’t worth the price of shipping since they are so big and awkward. If you think you could stop by and pick them up at some point (Leavenworth, Kansas), please let us know. You can contact us by sending us an email through the contact form.
“I will sing a new song unto thee, O God: upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee.” Psalm 144:9
We arrived at the church late afternoon. Our coordinators provided a delicious chicken spaghetti dinner, which allowed us great fellowship with them before the conference began.
The coordinator had come to a conference of ours several years ago. It had impacted their family, and the Lord had put it on their hearts to bring that message back to Ft. Smith. We are grateful for their efforts and investment in those who came to the conference. They took super good care of us while we were there meeting our every need! Thank you!!
In addition to local families, we had families drive from Kentucky, Texas, New Mexico, Kansas, and Missouri.
Friday evening, we began with Schedule Triage question and answer session for ladies while Steve did the business session. We had a great group!
For this conference, we completely revised our Building a Vision session, and we were happy with the result. Another change was a food and fellowship time at 8:00 after Building a Vision. It was a great success!
Saturday’s sessions went well with a flashback to our original conferences. We even pulled off the question and answer panel at the close of the conference with just five of us.
The church was available until 7:00 p.m. so those who wanted to stayed for a pizza dinner.
As we talked with people during and after the conference, we were blessed as they shared what God was doing in their hearts during the weekend.
On Sunday we joyfully worshipped at the coordinator’s church. Steve preached. Jesse led the singing, and Anna did a Bible story for the children. After church, they treated us to a wonderful Arkansas smoked meat home cooked dinner. When it was time to leave for home, it was hard to say goodbye.
“For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now; Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 1:5-6)
My family just finished out an amazing weekend in Fort Smith full of God’s blessings! I can’t wait to share pictures and details from that.
The day before the conference, we decided I would stay back and help with childcare. We know the Lord is in control of babies’ timing, so we trust that! It did feel strange being here and knowing they had a conference going on, but I’m blessed I had the opportunity to help with publicity and other details.
Baby Elizabeth is settling in nicely, and the little ones adore her. Elissa is next up!
“I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.” Psalm 9:2
Elizabeth Grace was born this morning (February 23rd), at 4:21 a.m.! This precious bundle of 9 lb. 5 oz. has been met with delighted enthusiasm. Anna Marie and Elizabeth are doing great; we were blessed with a smooth labor and delivery.
Elizabeth: Consecrated to God Grace: God’s unmerited favor
Our prayer is that Elizabeth will be one whose obedience and consecration to God make her a channel of His grace to others.
“And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the
commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.” (Luke 1:6)
Rejoicing in God’s goodness,
Christopher & Anna Marie, Joshua, Ruthanne, Lydia, Daniel, and Elizabeth Maxwell
Welcome to a new series: Make the Most of Your Leftovers. We plan to continue this, giving you ideas on how you can use leftovers.
Anna has developed quite an art of putting together leftovers into delicious soups or casseroles. When we rave over the casserole, she tells us to enjoy it that time because there won’t ever be another one just like it. I am trying to learn from her.
Here are the leftovers I had available:
ham gravy with ham chunks
pork spare rib meat
Since there are only 6 of us at home now, we have downsized our casseroles to 8×8 pans.
First I greased the pan, and then put a layer of rice on the bottom. I would say about 1/3 the depth of the pan had rice.
Anna suggested I sprinkle a light seasoning of garlic salt on the rice to give it some extra flavor.
Our next layer was the meat we had picked off the spare ribs from a couple of days earlier.
Next, we added a layer of ham gravy that we had thinned a little so that it would seep nicely into the rice.
We put the casserole together and refrigerated it two days before we used it.
Before baking at 350 degrees for 1 hour, we topped it with the cubed biscuits and sprinkled parmesan cheese over that.
It really was delicious!
Trusting in Jesus,
“Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever.” Psalm 136:25
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