We left home a little before noon. Right now, it’s a delightful, summer afternoon, with rain gently hitting the windshield. Inside, some are resting, some are working, and one is driving. Dinner is in the crockpot, and we’re so blessed to be on our way!
Speaking of blessed, we want to express our gratefulness to Christian Home Educators of Colorado for spreading the word about the Energize! conference. They are a great group and are there to support homeschoolers all year long.
The drive to Loveland is pretty easy, and we’ll get in tonight, Lord willing. I’m looking forward to seeing mountains again!
We’re excited to see what the Lord will do this weekend.
“But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation. I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.” Psalms 13:5-6
We live in the Kansas City area and appreciate it when we find someone who is a skilled professional. People who take their work seriously and strive for excellence are such a blessing to do business with. Some of you live in the KC area and have experience with people you consider excellent. Would you share their names, your experience with them, what they do, and their contact information with us? Every sort of work discipline would be appreciated.
We’d also be interested in hearing about Christians around the country who are fantastic at what they do. Do you have a story to tell? We’d love to hear about them.
Maybe you know of young adults who have a remarkable business that you can tell us about.
Be sure to include a telephone number for the person you are recommending, and tell us what your experience has been with them.
We will not be posting your responses nor their contact information. It is for our use and on occasion referring others to them as appropriate. If you prefer, you could use our Contact Us page.
“A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.” (Proverbs 22:1)
We’re getting excited. A new book is almost launched.
For a long time Dad’s dream has been to encourage families that it is possible for young men to purchase a home debt-free before marriage. Yes, three of the Maxwell guys have done it so far, but did you know there are other young men around the United States who have too?
Living in a world where mortgages and debt are the norm, one may feel this is not possible. Take heart. In this dynamic new book, my parents share practically how it is achievable.
Watch for Monday’s post about one young man who purchased his home without debt (and he’s not a Maxwell!).
Watch for Tuesday’s announcement on the new book. You’ll be able to pre-order it too.
“Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine house.” Proverbs 24:27
Saturday, February 1st, we did something very unusual. We spent a day together to seek the Lord, brainstorm, and plan Titus2’s direction for this year. The results? Amazing! God so blessed. One of the most exciting things we came away with was new direction for conferences. This year’s conference is called Energize! We have brand new sessions and a new format as well. We can’t wait to share as that unfolds.
It was a special time of talking together as a family and uniting eight opinions!
“The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.” Psalms 111:2
The reason for the book was simple. Ladies frequently asked Mom how she got everything done, and they especially wanted to know how she had time to sew matching outfits for the girls when she was a homeschooling mom of eight. She shared her schedule with them, but there was so much more to her schedule than just activities in a time block. Then she would write little sticky notes to explain this or that. One day, Mom told Dad that it would be easier to write a book than to write all those notes. Mom wasn’t serious, but Dad’s “I think you should,” was the beginning. Thus, Managers of Their Homes (MOTH) was born. Twenty-four busy moms tested the book, and since it worked for them, we prayed it would work for others.
Now, 15 years later, MOTH is a mainstay Titus2 product, and we have boxes of testimonies and countless e-mails from moms around the world that the book transformed their lives through time management. The unique, color-coded Scheduling Kit that accompanies the book is hands-on and has allowed moms to create their personal family’s schedule.
Memories of those early days included collating the first printing of Scheduling Kits by hand, going to the print shop to compile books and Scheduling Kits, shipping books out, and embarking on our first ministry trip in January 2000. We were excited, and we are still excited.
We praise our merciful Lord and Savior for entrusting Titus2 to our family. Thank you for rejoicing with us! We look forward to many more years.
Sarah for the family
“I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.” Psalms 89:1
For those of you who have small businesses, you know what the end of year means: inventory, making any necessary year-end purchases, holding a corporate meeting, going over financials–among other things. Inventory was never my favorite part of the task, but it was something that had to be done. As our product lineup has increased, so has the time it takes to do inventory. In 2012, however, and again in 2013, Dad and Mom successfully tackled inventory, along with entering discrepancies into our financial software. They make an awesome team!
Serving Jesus, Sarah
“The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.” Psalms 16:5
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