Best Life . . .Lifelines

Best Life . . .Lifelines

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.  […]

Sounds Like a Plan

Sounds Like a Plan

When I met my husband, many years ago, I picked up on all of his habit-phrases.  You know the ones I mean … when people say the same thing after the same situation occurs. One of Farmer Dean’s familiar sayings comes after my delivering some desires and hope of what we should do over the […]

Developing a Child-Like Faith

Developing a Child-Like Faith

As I carried my granddaughter up the stairs of the old 1910 house, each step creaked loudly, echoing the sounds of yesteryears.  I imagined how many times the stairs were climbed as a little child was carried off for nap time. The day was struggling between releasing its summer warmth to embracing the coolness of […]

5 Tips for Back to School

5 Tips for Back to School

5 Tips for Back to School With Executive Director, Kathy Weckwerth  “…but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15b Friends, It’s here!  Back to school.  Fall and back to school means organization … and I love organization.  It means people are more focused, on task and getting back into […]

Can You Live With Silence

Can You Live With Silence

The first thing I do after I open my eyes in the morning is talk to God.  Then, I talk to Farmer Dean.  Then, I turn the music on at my house. My brother calls it “grocery store music,” but I call it music from the 1940s and 50s.  It’s soothing to my soul.  As […]

The Fundraiser in the Grove

The Fundraiser in the Grove

Last weekend was the 4th annual fund raiser for Best Life Ministries.  The week before the event, the farmer and I worked diligently to prepare every single detail to make things comfortable, welcoming, and enjoyable. We always think about what will help people experience a glimpse into the past, and one of my favorite things […]

The Wedding

The Wedding

There is a hot spring breeze blowing through the big trees outside the living room.  As I look past the tops of those trees, I see my beloved little 1900’s church steeple and think about yesterday.  It was a milestone for us both. Since I was a little four-year-old sitting next to Daddy in the […]

What’s New in the Grove~ a cabin

What’s New in the Grove~ a cabin

Five years ago, a woman in my hometown said to my friend, “How come she gets to have a church?”  Farmer Dean and I were slightly miffed.  Not because we thought it had merit, but because we thought … why doesn’t she get to have a church! For those of us who are dreamers and […]

What’s in Your Closet

What’s in Your Closet

  In television comedies, like I Love Lucy, an actor opens a surreptitiously bulging door to a storage area and is buried in an avalanche of junk. Something similar happened one day when all three of my daughters visited my home. My youngest, Jenessa, tried to open the basement closet door. A small pow-wow between […]

What Christ Wasn’t Afraid Of

What Christ Wasn’t Afraid Of

Our greatest example of what it looks like to be real and authentic is  Jesus Christ In Matthew 14:14, Jesus isn’t afraid to heal others. “When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.” In John 11 Jesus isn’t afraid to cry in front of others. “Jesus […]