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Kathy A. Weckwerth

Always a Quarter to Nine

Always a Quarter to Nine

Always a Quarter to Nine Matthew 14:  22-33 The sickness I have carried for over 3 weeks, along with a busy preaching and teaching schedule had left me exhausted. I woke up this morning to winter winds howling and snowdrifts blowing outside my window.  Things settled in around me and I began to feel a […]

The Busyness of Christmas

The Busyness of Christmas

The beautiful Christmas season is upon us. Soft falling snow, evergreen trees adorned with twinkling lights, cookie baking, holiday parties, and shopping, all welcome in the festiveness of the season. But along with all of the wonderful traditions that make up the season, we usher in a state of busyness. The world tells us that […]

The Bottom Line Movie Review:  Christopher Robin

The Bottom Line Movie Review: Christopher Robin

Rated PG Running Time 1 hour 44 minutes For each one of us who bump up against days that seem cold and blustery, dark and discouraging, difficult and dreary, there is always a memory that will brighten those moments. That memory is from somewhere back in the days of childhood, when a simple story of […]

The Sting of Rejection

The Sting of Rejection

I Peter 2:4 says, ” As you come to Him, the living Stone–rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to Him.” Last week,  Farmer Dean called me and asked, “Ma’am, did you change the password on our computer?” “No,” I stated flatly. “Well, it won’t let me in,” he answered. We tried again […]

The Space Between Tragedy & Reality

The Space Between Tragedy & Reality

Many years ago, my best friend from New York called me sobbing.  She was at work when she learned the sad news that her father had passed.  Her world revolved around the kind man, and it was a horrible tragedy. She was at her desk and completely undone.  I asked her calmly to hand the […]

What’s Humility Look Like On You

What’s Humility Look Like On You

Recently, Farmer Dean and I were at a store looking for a new jacket.  Dean was along for his opinion, but as a shopper, I pretty much know what I like and what I don’t like. The Farmer is kind and gentle.  He’s not boastful and he’s pretty good at being humble.  So when he […]

No Vacancy

No Vacancy

Today is dark and wintry. There is stillness in the air that has enveloped me and as I look out over the farm, the sun is slowly setting. A night like this always makes me remember a journey some thirty years ago. It was a cold, wintry night when all hope seemed lost. That night, […]

Movie Review~ The Christmas Candle

Movie Review~ The Christmas Candle

The Christmas Candle Review Rated:  PG Running Time:  105 minutes   Setting:  In the English countryside in the village of Gladbury When looking for a Christmas movie that encourages, inspires, and allows you to believe a little something special about Christmas, look no further.  The 2013 movie, The Christmas Candle fits the bill. The movie’s […]

Thankful, Grateful and Blessed

Thankful, Grateful and Blessed

Thanksgiving is a day for friends and family.  We invite people to our homes, cook up huge amounts of food and look at the past year to recite our many blessings that God has bestowed upon us. As a little child, growing up in southwest Iowa, we invited my extended family and everyone would pour […]

Great Tips for Black Friday Shopping

Great Tips for Black Friday Shopping

It’s that time of year when you can save some money! So leave the kids and hubby at home, call your sister or your best friend, and head out to the crazy Black Friday sales!  This year, many stores are open on Thanksgiving.  Here are my BEST tips for you on saving money for the holidays.  […]