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Kathy A. Weckwerth

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]