Mornings Matter

Mornings Matter

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life. Psalm 143:8 What are the first three things you did when you woke up this morning? 1. ______________ 2. ______________ 3. ______________ Though Read More

How to Stop Zipping through the Years

How to Stop Zipping through the Years

If you’re looking for a fun and festive game for all ages, this might be it: Zip Bong. Everyone sits in a circle and uses their lips to cover their teeth, pretending to be elderly. If you’re elderly, you have a clear advantage—no pretending for you. Someone begins the game by saying “Zip!” If it Read More

To Those With Teeter-Totter Trust

To Those With Teeter-Totter Trust

“Farmer, Farmer, let me down!” was the teeter-totter cry of the person dangling her legs from the high end of the see-saw. “What will you give me, Charlie Brown?” asked the person on the opposite end of the teeter-totter who was safely seated on the ground. The one on the top could promise everything from Read More

Is It Worth It?

“Is it worth it?” Landon asked. He was excited but anxious. Standing in line to board his first flight, our 8-year old grandson, white-knuckled the handle of his new luggage and asked again, “Nana, is it worth it?” His fear was anchored to a single newscast he happened to be in their family room to Read More

5 Quotes about Taking up our Cross

One of my loves is His Word and gathering words from books, blogs, and more. As I streamline my scribbles about the cross into this space, may it strengthen your heart, too. Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow Read More

10 Things I Don’t Want to Forget from the Going Beyond Simulcast with Priscilla Shirer 2019

On April 6 it was grace to gather with local sisters in Prinsburg, Minnesota for this year’s simulcast with Priscilla Shirer. And though my notebook contains many scribbles, here are 10 things I don’t want to forget. Abiding with Jesus is a choice. Draw a line in the sand and make the daily choice to Read More

What do you want God to do?

Stacey is the sentimental one. Out of the four sisters in my family, she has more stuff that sparks joy for her than the rest of us do. Because, for Stacey, items are never valued by shelf space or price tags, but in the memories and meaning they possess. So when she told us she Read More

An A to Z Guide to Lent

A         Acknowledge your desperate need for a Savior. Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned (Romans 5:12). B         Be brokenhearted over your sin. For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me (Psalm Read More

The Key to Perseverance

By faith he [Moses] left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible (Hebrews 11:27). Persevere. I have a hard time spelling it, much less living it. It’s one thing to make it through a nasty cold or bout with the flu. It’s something altogether different to persevere Read More

Children Are Like Seeds

In the thirty years married to my farmer husband, we’ve seen significant change in the ag industry. So have you. And though tiny seeds sprouting into new life is an unchanging, humbling miracle, the timing of when seed sales representatives show up is in flux. They used to go door to door in February to Read More