When It Doesn’t Feel Like Easter

When It Doesn’t Feel Like Easter

Easter is mere days away. The weather anchor has been forecasting the best time for egg hunts, after-church dinner plans are in place, and the kids are off school. Maybe you even purchased Easter candy early, which only backfired. Unless I’m the only one who has...
How Well Do You Neighbor?

How Well Do You Neighbor?

“We don’t neighbor.” Those were the three words Terri’s mom heard when she moved her family from Iowa to Nebraska. Terri’s dad was a trucker before cell phones and email were a thing. So the limited time their family shared the same space each week was from Saturday...
What Do You Want God to Do?

What Do You Want God to Do?

Stacey is the sentimental one. Out of the four sisters in my family, she has more stuff that sparks joy for her than the rest of us do. Because, for Stacey, items are never valued by shelf space or price tags, but in the memories and meaning they possess. So when she...

Three Life Lessons from Mr. Rogers

After an attack in Paris, a Fred Rogers quote began trending on social media. Rogers said, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’” While we can sit...

Five Ways to Have a Merry Little Christmas

Our daughters were in elementary school when we took a Christmas road trip to Arizona to visit my husband’s snowbird parents. We left evergreens and snow for cacti and desert temps. And instead of a traditional Minnesota celebration with extended family, we served...