• Hints of another season

    Posted on April 11, 2016 by in Uncategorized

    There are seasons in nature and seasons in life. Spring, with its budding trees and revival of green grass signifies the hope of summer—a time of great rejoicing for most Minnesotans. Fall is a bountiful season with its many colors, but hints of another season—winter. Winter is not, usually, a favored season. Colder temperatures, white […]

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  • YOU were the reason for this season.

    Posted on March 24, 2016 by in Uncategorized

    The babe that would become our savior completes the cycle, and we remember it during our modern day Easter season. This is the season we recall He died for all of us, but would have died just for you if no one else lived. That’s a concept difficult for me to grasp: Me? He loves […]

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  • Who Labors With You?

    Posted on February 9, 2016 by in Uncategorized

    I gave birth five times. My husband and I started to get the hang of things after a while. My first birth involved back labor, lack of sleep, August heat, and my own inexperience and youth. Not fun. The second labor was totally different. I didn’t want my husband hanging on me and rubbing my […]

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    Too Pooped to Party

    Posted on January 12, 2016 by in Uncategorized

    Welcome to the ladies from Riverdale Church in Andover, Minnesota, who signed up for my blog recently! I look forward to connecting with you here. How is everyone? I have been really lax about posting blogs, I know. Several people have strongly suggested I get more consistent with it, and although I have not made […]

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    Twelve Roses

    Posted on April 14, 2015 by in Uncategorized

    I recently planned a party I couldn’t attend and hoped it would turn out all right. My mom now lives in a nursing facility, and I couldn’t travel the two hours to see her on her birthday due to another commitment, so I made a plan. I asked my dad to buy 12 yellow, long-stemmed […]

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    It Takes a Community

    Posted on May 31, 2012 by in Uncategorized

      It’s high school graduation party season. And it doesn’t just involve ham sandwiches, potato salad and cake. Guiding our teens toward good choices, again, but this time one that will, hopefully, be a choice that cements them in one place for four years and boosts them beyond for a lifetime. These are big decisions. […]

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  • Some Miracles Need a Mom

    Posted on May 10, 2012 by in Uncategorized

      When our fourth son was two years old, we were told he’d probably never speak and most likely have to be institutionalized. Today he is a college graduate. How can this be? In the 2nd chapter of John, Mary approaches Jesus at the wedding in Cana. She tells him, “They have no more wine.” […]

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  • The Passion of a Mom

    Posted on April 29, 2012 by in Uncategorized

      Recently a mom in Argentina gave birth for the fifth time. The mother, Analia Bouter, was handed a death certificate instead of her daughter. The baby was whisked away to the morgue. After 12 hours, this grieving mother and her husband were finally given access to view their child. Once the nailed shut coffin […]

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  • Mommy Wars

    Posted on April 22, 2012 by in Uncategorized

      Do you hear the rumble of flak in the distance? The “Mommy Wars” have intensified. One side of the political arena made a controversial comment about a mom on the other side of the aisle. And everything exploded. May I say, as a mom that has mostly been a stay-at-home mom for 30 plus […]

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  • The Games We Play

    Posted on April 18, 2012 by in Uncategorized

      “Teach us to fly, Momma!” my grandchildren plead when they are seeking attention. I watch, engrossed, as my daughter-in-law begins the familiar routine. “Hold out your arms,” she gently coaches. “Now, wave them up and down.” She watches their little arms begin flapping. “Good! Now faster, faster!” And my grandchildren run away from their […]

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