Washing Feet

Washing Feet

“And since I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash each other’s feet.” John 13:14 NLT We were in Mexico on vacation. My husband had planned this getaway for us one July summer. It was hot and rainy, so we spent a lot of time at the hotel’s...
What Do I Teach Them?

What Do I Teach Them?

I’ve been thinking quite a bit about parenting lately. What do I want to teach my sons as they push off into the unknown of the world? How can I prepare them for what’s to come? I’ve learned that no matter how much I prepare them, there will be surprises none of us...
Do You Have Hope?

Do You Have Hope?

We’ve had a few tragic and unexpected losses in our community lately. Some were expected because of age or health conditions, but some weren’t. When you’re from a small town (I believe we’re still under 900 residents) they all affect you in some way. Whether you knew...
Laying Them Down

Laying Them Down

January 16, 2004, was the date we flew our son, Alex, to the Minneapolis Children’s Hospital. It was a scary time for us and a time full of many unknowns. The date is etched into my heart and my mind forever. It’s an odd thing to explain, but my body...
A New Creation

A New Creation

Happy New Year! I think we’re all breathing a sigh of relief that 2020 is finally behind us. It was a year of constant uncertainty and unprecedented restrictions. Who knew when we began our year that we would be facing a global pandemic…we would be discouraged from...
Refine Me

Refine Me

“In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and...