Joel Maust Posts

Flathead River and Swan Mountains, Winter 2014

Flathead River and Swan Mountains, Winter 2014

As part of my commitment to create something daily, I’m planning to post some photos from my archives that haven’t done anything with. I’ll attempt to be somewhat seasonal when possible, but that might not always be the case.

I took this photo of the Flathead River with the Swan Mountains looming in the background the first winter I had my Nikon D810—2014.

“Let your life be shaped by integrity, with truth written upon your heart.”

Proverbs‬ ‭3:3b‬ ‭TPT‬‬

Our mud room bench

Today I worked on our mud room. Adding a built-in bench and overhead storage area was a project I started with my dad during the visit he and mom made over Thanksgiving. Naturally, it’s lingered ever since, so it was nice to make some progress on it over Christmas break.

Mudroom bench progress

Today I focused mostly on fitting the 1×10″ pieces (ripped to 8 3/8″) that will make the top surface. After they’re all fit, I’ll stain them before fastening in. Then I’ll poly and do some trim and accent work before song the final paint and caulk.

I’m so grateful for the years of training and experience I received from my father as a teen and young adult. Even now, I continue to learn things from him as we do projects like this together when he visits.

Fathers: You have permission

Fathers: You have permission

This morning perfectly epitomized the struggle I’ve faced to establish better balance in my life. Jacob summoned me at 5 a.m. to attend to a bloody nose. It was a pretty bad one, so all-in-all it took about 30 minutes to get it under control and get him back to bed.

I had intended to sleep in a bit, until around 7 a.m., and then do a workout before enjoying Father’s Day breakfast with the family. But I’m not great at going back to sleep when awoken early morning, so I scrapped that plan and slowly started working through my morning routine.

God’s Invitation to Become a New Creation

Four years ago, I started on a journey I never finished. In fact, I probably didn’t even start, but rather intended to start or wanted to start or thought it sounded like a good idea to start—like when you watch a documentary about sugar or juicing or minimalism and are all pumped to embrace a new paradigm … until you go to sleep and wake up the next day and either forget entirely or just get sucked into the vortex that is everyday life.

This happens everyday. To all of us. And apparently it happened to me four years ago.

Remembering what is ours in Christ (video part 3 of 3)

We wrap up our 3-part series by remembering what is already ours in Christ.

“AWARENESS and REMEMBRANCE of what is ours in Christ is the very key to possessing God’s promises in increasing measure!”

Video 2 of 3: Increase your hope!

In part 2 of our 3-part video series, Heather is on the whiteboard! We cover the topics of Kingdom increase (it’s always happening) and hope (it’s greater than character). And we also share a powerful acronym for HOPE that God gave me a few years ago that has proven to be incredibly helpful in maintaining a Kingdom mindset.

Survey Results and a Father’s Day Mini-message

A few days ago, I requested that people respond to short, three-question survey to help me finalize my book and also let us know which common problems they experience the most.

Well, the results are in and we reflect on them a bit in this brief video. Watch it to find out the results and also hear a mini Father’s Day message and encouraging word from Heather.

We’re kinda rookies at this, so pardon the poor audio quality! Hopefully we’ll get that figured out for our next one.