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By Executive Director, Kathy A. Weckwerth

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 […]

The Lake of Life

The Lake of Life

My husband’s family owns a cabin up north.  It’s nothing spectacular or fancy, but just a very simple structure that sits up high on a grassy hill, overlooking a lovely lake. From the wrap-around deck, you can relax and nestle into a comfy chair, sipping your tea, while busy little hummingbirds flit about you, sipping […]

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Doubt Vs. Truth

Doubt Vs. Truth

By Kristen Johnson. Harvest is nearing a close here in Minnesota. Some rain has slowed us down a bit, but, hey, that is giving me a chance to write this! I’ll take it! The harvest season is always a rough time for me. It is really a time of year that God uses to work […]

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Jesus, Firm Foundation

Jesus, Firm Foundation

Shootings in a military town. Friend’s father-in-law dies. Children suffering with cancer. Sister diagnosed with blood clots. STRESS. Life. Chaos. And we find ourselves shaken. If you’ve read my last few posts, you know that I have been dealing with a busy schedule and a busy, messy household. But yesterday in church, my struggles came […]

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When Others Say No

When Others Say No

When Others Say No~By Kathy Weckwerth Over the years, I have had people say, “no,” to me.  Not about volunteering, or sharing, or giving me their new Lexus, but “no,” when they think I shouldn’t do something, go somewhere, become someone.  They bluntly and boldly say, “No … you can’t do that.”  To which I […]

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The Ride of Our Lives

The Ride of Our Lives

By:  Kathy A. Weckwerth The past few weeks for me have been like a roller coaster ride at Disney World.  Emotions have been at an all-time high, sleep at an all-time low, and patience has been wearing thin. Our end-of-the-year conferences weren’t coming together like they normally do, and Farmer Dean was experiencing chest pains.  […]

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Always a Quarter to Nine

Always a Quarter to Nine

By  Kathy A. Weckwerth ~Scripture:  Matthew 14:  22-33  The busyness of Christmas raced by, along with moving two of our children into their new homes, and I found myself exhausted.  I woke up this morning to the winter wind howling outside my window, and the cat meowing for her morning breakfast.  Things settled in around […]

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Closed Doors & Date Number 24

Closed Doors & Date Number 24

This past year, I gave the same plea to our ministry’s conference attendees.  Over and over, I told them that when you find yourself standing in front of a door that God has very evidently closed; don’t try to force it open.  If you’re anything like me, there have been times when you have noticed […]

Does Your Anchor Hold?

Does Your Anchor Hold?

Mark 4:39 (NKJV) “Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.” Have you ever been outside when the winds and the rain begin to instill in you a desperate fear?  Last night, while driving home from a nearby city, […]

Harvest Rains

Harvest Rains

The rain pelted against the window shield and we heard the squeak of the wipers as they brushed back and forth … back and forth.  Farmer Dean and I were on our way to run some errands since he couldn’t work in the field.   I looked at his face as he drove, intent on […]