Happy Mother’s Day | 2017

Happy Mother’s Day to the dearest, sweetest mom out there. We’re blessed by the mom who carried us, nurtured us, loved us, and encouraged us. This amazing lady, known as Mom to us, but Teri Maxwell to many, is loved beyond measure.

Even though all of Mom’s children are grown, she still pours her life into her family. She is adored among the grandkids too.

We love you, Mom!

Teri Maxwell
Teri Maxwell

Happy Mother’s Day to my sisters-in-law, Melanie, Anna Marie, and Elissa! You all are great moms to your sweet kiddos.

For those of you who are struggling with infertility or who have lost a child this past year, please know that we care for you. We know this Mother’s Day hurts, and the aches goes very deep.

The Maxwell Family
The Maxwell Family

“Who can find a virtuous woman?
for her price is far above rubies.”
Proverbs 31:10

Coming Mother’s Day Afternoon

Watch the Titus2 blog for a very special video post coming Mother’s Day afternoon. We’ll have a Happy Mother’s Day earlier in the day, but make sure to drop by the blog for this “other” post. We can hardly wait.


“If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture,
Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well.”
James 2:8

Anna’s New Disco + Wok Cooker

Anna was gifted by John with a new culinary gadget. For those who know Anna, you are well acquainted with the very true fact that she cooks amazing food, and this only adds to her options!

Since the disco needed to be seasoned, she went ahead and did that Saturday, and then Sunday, for our family dinner, she made Smoky Chipotle Chicken. You might wonder how exactly a disco is better than cooking on the stove or some other method. I have to confess I asked that question myself, and the several answers are: it allows you to cook at very high heat (much hotter than a cooktop), you can easily cook for a large group of people, and it keeps the heat outdoors + other disco users insert your answer here.

If you’re interested, here’s the link to the King Kooker wok that we have from Amazon (Titus2’s affiliate link, so you can read our disclosure here).


Start out with oil.
Next add chicken.
Stir frequently.
Add onions.
Add seasoning.
Anna made up this sauce herself–it was an awesome, Mexican-sort of sauce.

Near the end, place tortillas to warm.

And then enjoy!

“And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee:
for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.”
Psalm 9:10


Being Still

How many of us enjoy the concept of just being still? Waiting. Quietly.

Almost two weeks ago, a 30 pound kettlebell rolled out of a vehicle onto my foot and made its impression on my big toe. Yep. It’s true. The pain was super intense. Anyway, I took it easy for almost a week and then got back into my normal physical activity. That was a mistake as I completely set it back. Likely the toe was fractured or broken, and there’s not much that can be done except for scaling back on activity and being careful, allowing time for it to heal. I don’t prefer to reduce my activity, but guess what? Man plans, but the Lord determines our ways. The Lord was gently reminding me of two words today “Be Still.” Yes, Lord.

What is the Lord teaching you to be still on today? I’d love to hear in the comment section below ↓↓↓.


“Be still, and know that I am God…”
Psalm 46:10

Laughing, Fellowship, and Enjoying the Outdoors

We recently enjoyed a wonderful time of fellowship out at Weston State Park. The weather was 100% perfect. I’m grateful for God’s faithfulness to our family! Have you pondered how vast God’s faithfulness is? He never changes–ever.


Anna and Benjamin

Dad took care of grilling our hotdogs to perfection!
Even Ellie came :).
Abby putting finishing touches on her picnic eggs.
John and Calia
Christopher’s kiddos!
Roasting marshmallows. A big thumbs up and thank you to you guys for doing the work for some of us!
100% adorableness!

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh
down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness,
neither shadow of turning.”
James 1:17

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