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The Space Between Tragedy & Reality

The Space Between Tragedy & Reality

Many years ago, my best friend from New York called me sobbing.  She was at work when she learned the sad news that her father had passed.  Her world revolved around the kind man, and it was a horrible tragedy. She was at her desk and completely undone.  I asked her calmly to hand the […]

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 […]

No Vacancy

No Vacancy

Today is dark and wintry. There is stillness in the air that has enveloped me and as I look out over the farm, the sun is slowly setting. A night like this always makes me remember a journey some thirty years ago. It was a cold, wintry night when all hope seemed lost. That night, […]

Movie Review~ The Christmas Candle

Movie Review~ The Christmas Candle

The Christmas Candle Review Rated:  PG Running Time:  105 minutes   Setting:  In the English countryside in the village of Gladbury When looking for a Christmas movie that encourages, inspires, and allows you to believe a little something special about Christmas, look no further.  The 2013 movie, The Christmas Candle fits the bill. The movie’s […]

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 […]

The BEST Oatmeal Whoopie Cookies

The BEST Oatmeal Whoopie Cookies

Ingredients: 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1 T molasses 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 cups quick […]

Leadership Moments:  Managing Guilt

Leadership Moments: Managing Guilt

As a leader, there are times when we must make decisions that are best for our organization that will leave someone else unhappy. When we do what’s best, we must move forward without anxiety over the decision. However, when there are decisions made that harm someone unintentionally, we can feel overwhelmed with guilt.  It can […]

Sounds Like a Plan

Sounds Like a Plan

When I met my husband, many years ago, I picked up on all of his habit-phrases.  You know the ones I mean … when people say the same thing after the same situation occurs. One of Farmer Dean’s familiar sayings comes after my delivering some desires and hope of what we should do over the […]

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 […]