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Executive Director, Kathy A. Weckwerth

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 […]

What Really Matters for Thanksgiving

What Really Matters for Thanksgiving

Today is Thanksgiving.  The sky is dark and has released a beautiful flurry of soft white flakes falling down onto the old brown leaves. I have set my table with the old brown dishes, and the turkey is resting on the kitchen counter ready to go in the oven. As I busy myself chopping onions, […]

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An Attitude of Gratitude

An Attitude of Gratitude

By:  Kristen Johnson Thank you. It is one of the first phrases we teach our children. At first, it begins as an automatic response. I mean, what parent hasn’t repeated this question a hundred times: “What do you say?” I even asked my child this question, hoping for a different response (like good bye because […]

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Shelter From the Storm

Shelter From the Storm

By: Kathy A. Weckwerth Psalm 46:1, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” Last night was a service at the Church in the Grove.  Each month during the months of April-December, we host a Saturday night at 6, for something fun, encouraging, and community-minded.  But the weather last night was, as […]

The Bus Ride

The Bus Ride

By:  Kathy A. Weckwerth       ….It happened again, the same thing that happens every so often in my life.  As I get older it’s happening more and more.  Someone gets off the bus.  Let me explain …  My daughter called me up last week and was sobbing into the phone.  She began to ask me why […]

Day 4:  Thankful For Our Children

Day 4: Thankful For Our Children

 “Mooooooommy!” I roll over and try to go back to sleep. “Mooooooommy!” Hmmmphf. Time to get up. I look at the clock. 2:30 am. “Jesus, give me strength” I prayed.   I get to my daughter, and I knew instantly something was wrong. Another ear infection. I started our usual routine of Tylenol, warm washcloths, […]

Day 3:  Thankful for Friendship

Day 3: Thankful for Friendship

 I’m a people person.  I moved from the Twin Cities, after twenty six years of living with mass confusion, loud sirens and noises, city lights, hustle and bustle of busyness, and crowds, and left it all to move out to the country.   We live on six acres, surrounded by my family’s 720 acres.  I live […]