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By Executive Director, Kathy Weckwerth

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 […]

Facing a Season of Allergies

Facing a Season of Allergies

When seasonal allergies are knocking on your door, you may try many different medications to help stop the itching, sneezing and watering eyes. These medications may ease the itch but you may not be happy with your allergy pills. Many of them make you drowsy and dehydrated, but your nose is still runny. Instead of […]

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 […]

A Mom’s Word for the New Year

A Mom’s Word for the New Year

I have been challenged by one of my MOPS mentor moms to choose a verse and a word for the year. You know, just a verse and a word to focus on, to set the tone throughout the year. I know lots of people do this, but I have never really gotten serious about it. […]

Looking Back for God Moments

Looking Back for God Moments

As each year is ushered out with the ringing in of the New Year, I take time to contemplate on life … my life, my job, my family, my friends, and God’s goodness. I look back at the months and ask myself …  where did God meet me? Did I find Him in moments of […]

The Peace of Christmas

The Peace of Christmas

It never fails.  When I get to the Christmas season, I begin to do some comparison shopping.  No, I don’t mean the kind where I’m looking to see if Target has a better sale than Walmart.  I mean, the kind where I look to see … how is everyone else handling things?  How are my relatives, […]

Dealing With Frustration

Dealing With Frustration

Over the past few weeks I asked God a question I’ve asked Him before.  I asked, “Do you ever feel sad that you created us?”  I wonder what He would say if He was walking next to us like He did with Adam and Eve. The election made some people angry, brought out the worst […]

YOUR BEST Health with Dr. Justin~ What’s Your Water pH

YOUR BEST Health with Dr. Justin~ What’s Your Water pH

What’s Your Water’s pH? A new trend in health food stores and sites is alkalized water. Alkalized water is normal H2O but with an increased pH over 7.0. Normal tap water is filtered and mineralized to have a pH of 7 which is exactly in the middle of the acid-base scale. An acidic liquid like […]

5 Tips to Coping With Stress

5 Tips to Coping With Stress

1.Stop. Breathe.  Think.  ~  Whenever pressures rise to the top, we tend to react immediately.  This creates poor judgment and a bad result. If we stop,  we will be able to take a moment to allow everything to take perspective. If we breathe– we will slow our heart rate down and allow our body to […]

The BEST Summer Vacation

The BEST Summer Vacation

Grand Marais, MN (Lake Superior)   Heading into Duluth you will want to stop at Skyline Parkway and get the view of the city coming in.  You’ll see fabulous, breathtaking views of Lake Superior, along with a casual visit from deer or eagles. Optional:  Unpack a picnic lunch and sit among the shaded trees at […]