When Parenting is Holy Work

God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. Matthew 5:3 (NLT) “Mom, can you make a window for me?” The little voice was calling me from across the living room. Sighing, I turned from my laptop in the kitchen and...

Looking for a Minnesota Day Trip?

Last summer my husband and I decided to do something a little different for our anniversary; we went on a cave tour. Truth be told, I think we may have been some of the oldest people there. It was clear this was not your typical 41st anniversary date. But we weren’t...

Four Recommended Summer Reads

It’s finally summer! For some of us that means beach reading, which for me is just regular reading. I don’t choose different books based on the season. So, sorry, there’s only one light contemporary romance on the list—it’s a good one, though! Whatever reading time...

Worry or Peace-The Choice is Yours

Worry. Someone once told me it was “negative prayer.” I call it exhausting. At 3:00 a.m. it’s as if the switch in my brain has been flicked on and my mind starts to race. It may be words I’ve spoken, words spoken to me, the gas bill that is due, my child’s struggle,...