The Red Aunt

The Red Aunt

My Aunt Virginia was born in 1929, had red hair and was like a second mom to us kids. Red hair…my brothers called her the red aunt, 1929…she convinced us she was always 29!! She and Uncle Joe adopted when we were a bit older – so first she spoiled us and then we...
BAKING MEMORIES

BAKING MEMORIES

Rhubarb pie Happy birthday, Alvin Nostalgic How does this all go together? We made a Grandma Werner rhubarb pie for Bill’s brother’s birthday today. I could not guess how many pies Grandma made in her lifetime. There was always pie when someone came to visit. You...
Strolling

Strolling

Now I stroll at leisure with God in the sunlit fields of life. Psalm 56:12 Stroll is a word you don’t hear much. The dictionary defines stroll as a walk in a leisurely way, wander, and meander. When was the last time you took a stroll? I remember summer evenings my...
Easter

Easter

As I thought about what to share this week about Easter I heard God say I have already given you a story about Easter, share that!! What? Not finished. Not written for adults. Oh I had a lot of excuses, but for the childlike faith inside each of us here goes……….....
STAIRS!

STAIRS!

My friend “graduated” to heaven this week. She was a people magnet. We would joke; you had to get in line to talk to ‘mama’ on Sunday morning. One Sunday I was talking to her about her week. She had led several bible studies at a local nursing home. You might...
CHANGE OF PLAN………

CHANGE OF PLAN………

I had my plan for this week all worked out in my brain. AND God said – this is what I want. Has that ever happened to you? All our best laid plans and then poof, God tells us what He wants us to do. Today my friend Dana, (The Old Shubox) sent the finished picture she...
Spring

Spring

PANSIES DAFFADILS BABY CALVES CHIRPING BIRDS BUDDING TREES GREEN GRASS AND…MUD…all signs of spring on the farm. But there is also a “spring time” that springs up in our hearts as we watch God’s creation wake up from a long winter nap. Take time today to watch spring...
GIRLS!

GIRLS!

Hello Good-bye Laughter Tears Prayers Healing Forgiveness My heart was so excited for our mom/girls week-end. And we did all of the above! Parenting (and they still are our babiesJ) adult girls brings its own challenges. Stepping back and letting them be big girls,...
I CAN!

I CAN!

I DON’T I WON’T I CAN’T I was talking to my sisters recently about the things we do and don’t do. I’ll use driving at night as an example. If I say I don’t drive at night. Then my thinking becomes, I won’t drive at night. And pretty soon we believe we can’t drive at...
PERSEVERANCE

PERSEVERANCE

For the second time today I have read words like perseverance, patience, practice. Is God trying to tell me something, to encourage me? I think so. Perseverance is tenacity, determination, staying power. In today’s world it is easy…to give up when something doesn’t go...