Our One Constant

Our One Constant

Nineteen years old and ready to take on the world. I was invincible and had the world at my fingertips. I thought I knew all I needed to know to get through life. Oh, how naïve I was. There was so much to come. So much heartache, so many losses, so much to learn. I...
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...
When I Couldn’t Pray

When I Couldn’t Pray

**Hi all! Earlier in 2020, I submitted an article to Writer’s Digest for one of their competitions. I found out in late fall that I had won Honorable Mention in the Inspirational/Spiritual Category. There were other Honorable Mentions as well as mine, but I was...
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...