Best Life . . .Lifelines

Best Life . . .Lifelines

Need a Little Help Here

Need a Little Help Here

This past week I needed help.  This past week people needed my help.  I sat down with a cup of coffee and began to think about what it means to need help, and what it means to help others.  I discovered when it comes to help, the world is changing.   Whenever our two grandsons […]

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 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 […]

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Christmas Radio Drama Part III

Christmas Radio Drama Part III

Narrator, Jessica, Angel-Kathy Weckwerth Dr. Cox, Scripture Narrator, Shepherd-Traci Cox Sandy Samuelson, Jessica, Shepherd, Mary- Diane Bakker Brent Samuelson, InnsKeeper, Scripture Narrator, Shepherd, Joseph—Tyler Bakker Brad Samuelson, Child Narrator-James Bakker Garth Hjelte-Justin

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Radio Christmas Drama Part II

Radio Christmas Drama Part II

Narrator, Jessica, Angel-Kathy Weckwerth Dr. Cox, Scripture Narrator, Shepherd-Traci Cox Sandy Samuelson, Jessica, Shepherd, Mary- Diane Bakker Brent Samuelson, InnsKeeper, Scripture Narrator, Shepherd, Joseph—Tyler Bakker Brad Samuelson, Child Narrator-James Bakker Garth Hjelte-Justin

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Best Life Ministries’ Christmas Radio Drama

Best Life Ministries’ Christmas Radio Drama

Narrator, Jessica, Angel-Kathy Weckwerth Dr. Cox, Scripture Narrator, Shepherd-Traci Cox Sandy Samuelson, Jessica, Shepherd, Mary- Diane Bakker Brent Samuelson, InnsKeeper, Scripture Narrator, Shepherd, Joseph—Tyler Bakker Brad Samuelson, Child Narrator-James Bakker Garth Hjelte-Justin

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What Should I Do With My 401K?

What Should I Do With My 401K?

Q:  The economy seems to be very unsettled again.  Do you think I should take my money out of retirement and put into cds and IRA roths?  Or keep it where it is and hope it settles down? Val:  You will only actually realize a loss on your retirement accounts if you liquidate them.  If […]

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Fresh Eyes

Fresh Eyes

Last week I walked in the kitchen and said to my family, “Well, the dermatologist removed that small mole from my face.”  “What mole?”  they asked.  “The mole on my face that used to be right here,”  I pointed.  “Huh?” they questioned.   It was absolutely crazy to me, as one by one, my family […]

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The Sting of Rejection

The Sting of Rejection

Isaiah 53:3 “He was despised and rejected–a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way. He was despised, and we did not care.” Over the past seven days, I have perused and pondered the three emails from publishers that have politely refused my manuscript.  There […]