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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 […]

The Sting of Rejection

The Sting of Rejection

I Peter 2:4 says, ” As you come to Him, the living Stone–rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to Him.” Last week,  Farmer Dean called me and asked, “Ma’am, did you change the password on our computer?” “No,” I stated flatly. “Well, it won’t let me in,” he answered. We tried again […]

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, […]

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 […]

Great Tips for Black Friday Shopping

Great Tips for Black Friday Shopping

It’s that time of year when you can save some money! So leave the kids and hubby at home, call your sister or your best friend, and head out to the crazy Black Friday sales!  This year, many stores are open on Thanksgiving.  Here are my BEST tips for you on saving money for the holidays.  […]

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 […]