The Adventure of Faith in a Canoe!

The Adventure of Faith in a Canoe!

The Adventure of Faith in a Canoe! My family went on our very first canoeing trip recently. We started off with 2 gray canoes and 8 green paddles.  We dragged our heavy, metal canoes down into the river off the side of a rocky river bank.  My oldest daughter...

There is a squirrel in my garden!

There is a squirrel in my garden! I had a garden for a couple of years when I first moved to Iowa.  I loved gardening but I hated the fact that I had to put up a fence each year to keep out the bunnies. Last summer, my husband built me 3 garden boxes.  They are about...
Why do we have to be so mean?

Why do we have to be so mean?

Throughout my life I have witnessed how hate can consume and destroy people’s lives.   It seems like the power of hate has multiplied greatly in the past decade. The words we speak to each other or behind each other’s back can be paralyzing.    I looked up the...
This Butterfly Only Has One Wing

This Butterfly Only Has One Wing

This butterfly that is eating a mashed up banana only has one wing. I think she is so beautiful and stronger than any other. I wonder if God feels the same way about us. We are not perfect and many of us have been broken, but God sees past our imperfections and sees...
My Journey Has Been Rough

My Journey Has Been Rough

My journey has been rough.      I have been in some really dark valleys.                   Some mountains seemed too hard to climb.   As I look back I can see that I was never alone. God held my hand the whole way.   Sometimes God had to hold on tightly as I...
Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

Very powerful words!   Let my light shine bright and bring glory to God.  This is my heart’s desire. This broken toy from “Misfit Island” sits and types with tears in her eyes, moved by a sad movie which has stirred up all kinds of emotions, memories and pain. I was...