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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 […]

The Questionnaire at the Eye Doctor

The Questionnaire at the Eye Doctor

Last week, I had the privilege of going to the eye doctor alone. Those with small children will understand why I call this a privilege. Going anywhere alone is like a vacation, no matter how short-lived. And plus, the eye doctor is one of the better appointments you could have. No uncomfortable situations like visiting […]

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 […]

Wintry Days & Depression

Wintry Days & Depression

So many times during long Minnesota winters, I find my friends discouraged and down, and even walk through depression myself.  Here’s the truth, whether you live in the dark days of Minnesota, Michigan or Wisconsin, or you’re walking in the sunshine of California or Arizona, every single one of us faces depression at one time […]

Becoming a Person of Authenticity

Becoming a Person of Authenticity

  This topic takes me back to 6th grade.  A girl who had been in my same class year after year didn’t like me.  I walked home with her from school and said, “I’m so sorry we haven’t gotten along very well.  I’d really like to try to be friends.” If that wasn’t real and […]

Never Underestimate a Mother’s Reach

Never Underestimate a Mother’s Reach

Kristen Johnson As a stay at home mom, sometimes I feel like my world is small. I know I’m having a direct influence on the three little ones in my flock, but who else do I affect? The four walls of my house seem to cut me off from the world, which sometimes feels like […]

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, […]

Loving the Season

Loving the Season

I love the special warm feeling of Christmas. I love Christmas. I love the decorations and the feeling of anticipation and the rush of love that people show to those we hold dear to us. I love that for one day each year people are pretty much kind to each other. I love the carols […]