This past weekend we had the privilege of meeting and hearing Steve and Teri Maxwell from Titus2.com. They were speaking in a small town just 45 minutes away from us. When I first saw in their fall traveling schedule that this little town was their last place to speak at during their trip, I was so excited. I had wanted to meet them since I first read some of their books and was on their momsboard. That was a number of years ago and at the time we only had the two girls. Since then, the momsboard was closed, but I stayed in touch by reading their monthly Dad & Mom Corners and then through their blog as well. So anyway, this past weekend, we were blessed and encouraged to hear them both share the messages that the Lord has laid on their hearts. It was good!
Uriah the Maxwell’s bus…
Baby enjoying the views below…
Steve and Teri speaking during the Keeping Our Children’s Hearts session
Here are some notes/my thoughts I took while listening…
The more our goals for our children differ from the direction of the world, the more we need (and need to shelter) our children’s heart!
"For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." Matthew 6:21
Our children are our treasure, we need to make sure that is where our heart is, our heart need to be in it wholeheartedly.
Purpose not to have time apart
Purpose to spend time with the children
Purpose not to be angry
Purpose to show our love
I enjoyed hearing Teri speak on Homeschooling With a Meek and Quiet Spirit. I have read her book a number of times and did a study on it once too. But hearing her in person was such a treat!
Smile at the children! Children need a happy and smiling mama.
I also was encouraged in hearing Teri speak on "Loving Your Husband"
Be grateful to him
Be positive to him
Be encouraging to him
Be praising to him
Our children are also watching us, they see how we treat our husbands by our example.
I thought this was a good question
Are we helpmeets, or do we expect our husbands to be our helpers? That was a good question! I know there was a time when I expected my husband to help out around the house. But when I first read Teri’s book, I realized that my feelings of him needing to help me with the house work were for selfish reasons. So I purposed in my heart to do it all cheerfully and if my husband chose to help me, than to accept it gratefully. If not, then I knew I was being a help to him and he could focus on other things.
Be in the Word daily
So those are just a few of the thoughts I wrote down. Once again it was good! Also seeing their children was such an encouragment!
I also enjoyed Teri’s talk about managing the home and chores, it was good to hear her talk about the chorepacs etc… I have been inspired to redo our way of doing chores…
The girls were able to say hi to Sarah Maxwell and tell her how much they have enjoyed reading the Moody Family series. One thing I thought of today is that I should have taken a picture of the girls with Sarah Maxwell…. but we have much to be thankful for!
Now it is time to put what I have learned into practice! Hopefully I can share some things as we go along.