Prescription for Life? Try Music

I really don’t like taking medications. Until I turned 60 years old, my medicine cabinet was empty, but now I am on four prescriptions. I have high hopes, though, of health improvements that will eliminate most of them. There is one prescription I take daily that is...

Service Project Playlist

I love doing service projects with my family! Between church, the Boy Scouts, my son’s school, and supporting organizations we love, we find lots of projects to keep us busy. Good, upbeat music keeps us dancing as we work. Here are a few of our favorites! “Do...

Wooden Mary and the Eighty-Eight Gifts

Every year I say I’m going to get my Christmas shopping done before December. This year, for the first time, I actually bought a few gifts before Thanksgiving. But here it is almost Christmas, and I still sit at my computer, searching Amazon for the perfect gift for a...

The Soundtrack of My Life

Leaving the gathering of women behind, I walk out into the soothing crispness of twilight, a sunset of brilliant pinks and oranges fading into dappled hues of violet and blue. Exiting the small town of Dassel, Minnesota, I head out on the two-lane highway, turning up...