Category: Life Stages

November 6, 2017

Farm = Faith. DNA.

Farm = Faith. DNA. Each year when October arrives and I see the combines drive into the fields, something happens to my spirit, no matter what is happening around me. I cannot exac

October 30, 2017

My Empty Nest Gets an Infusion of JOY

Have you ever had the moment where you think, gosh now I know what my parents experienced with me? This just happened! My oldest son came to town, yes, it’s still home, but he is

February 25, 2017

Can I Ask a Favor?

Can I ask you a favor? Tell me the truth: should I get these shoes?! Could you grab me a water bottle? Would you run to the store and pick up bananas? Mom, would you have time to e

February 19, 2017

The Cost of Building a Wall

Cost of Building a Wall Unless you live under a rock, you might know there is a lot of talk these days about “wall building” and who is paying for that wall. Yes, my title was

February 11, 2017

A Man You Should Know

Hours with my dad! Laughter: My dad has a sense of humor and has instilled in me that laughter is necessary every day. In fact, before his open heart surgery, a very complicated pr

January 22, 2017

Salt Block

Salt Block On a dairy farm, there are very distinct sounds, smells and images, and to this day they are as vivid as if I still experienced them daily. Last week, my dear friend Sco

January 9, 2017

Confession: I Am Addicted!

While I was cooking on Saturday morning, I was listening to a podcast on the Enneagram, and that’s when it hit me!  I stopped mid-lasagna assembly, to make the admission OUT LOU

January 1, 2017

The Mystery of 2017

Thank God 2017 will be a mystery! It is God’s privilege to conceal things…Proverbs 25:2 (TLB) THAT was the verse in my devotional this morning, the last day of 2016. Have you e

April 9, 2016

My Dad

I have learned more from my dad than probably any other person in my life.  My most recent discovery about my dad came during a family vacation when he was speaking to his four ch

December 9, 2015

My Baby is 17!

10-10-98 — 10 lbs 9 oz — 22 inches — 11:10 am: Those are the numbers that brought Ben into the world 17 years ago today. Saturday, October 10, 1998, on a day just like today;