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It’s Our Time and Our Place #TellHisStory

I’m from a small, farming community in Southwest Iowa. It’s in ‘fly over country’, as some might say. On one of our final days of our 28-day-journey, we were visiting my hometown’s museum. My sister and I went from exhibit to exhibit, reading the stories of those from before and my heart whispered again, “Each … Continue reading

A Dream Coming True…

This week has been months …really years…in the planning. Our daughter is graduating from high school. It’s surreal and all-too-real at the same time…somewhat like a dream. She and I have spent hours gathering and compiling moments captured on film for her Senior class board. But this simple board can’t hold all that we cherish of this … Continue reading

An uncovered gift… a story of faithfulness.

Almost 23 years ago I uncovered a great gift.  I was helping my mother sort through her childhood home.  We were emptying out, tossing trash and cherishing treasure. My mother’s mother died before I was born.  My mother gave me part of her name and mom always said I was like her.  So while going through a stack … Continue reading

For The Weekend

There’s an autumn chill in the air with leaves turning and flowers fading. I love this time of year.  It calls me to tidy everything for winter, pile books for reading in the evenings and get out candles to warm the air.  It’s also harvest time; gathering in all we have grown through the summer…cooking, canning, preserving and … Continue reading

Surprised by Raspberries or Geocaching?

I have a normal morning routine.  My body wakes me up at 6:23 am.  It’s this crazy thing where I’m sleeping and then in the next moment my eyes open and my clock reads 6:23.  It’s a little freaky how this just happens without really planning it.  I have no alarm set…it just happens.   It’s like some internal clock has taken … Continue reading

The Squelching Heat and Survival

The days have been squelching hot and I’ve been hiding inside; doing anything to keep cool! I’m beginning my days early; walking Della, our yellow lab, while there’s still shade along the edge of the field. I began this post inside at my desk with Della laying at my feet. But then she began pestering, nudging … Continue reading

Fireflies and Stars Above

For the month of July, I am hosting the One Thousand Gifts DVD Bible Study with Ann Voskamp at our church. We’re having fun, crying some good tears and learning to slow down in the midst of life’s chaos. As all good leaders know, preparation is huge if you’re going to do anything well. So … Continue reading