When The Seasons Change

When The Seasons Change

It is almost 40* in South Dakota today. It is absolutely gorgeous. The last snowfall has just about melted away and it smells like spring. Except it’s not. It’s January. In South Dakota. The weather changes quickly here. We can experience all four seasons...
Change Is In The Air….

Change Is In The Air….

Much like the first whiffs of spring, a little before it’s time. When it is beginning to smell like spring outside, but you know that according to the calendar, it’s a few months away yet. However, those first few whiffs….they give you strength and...
Have You Ever…..

Have You Ever…..

Have you ever had your heart inexplicably tied to someone or something that you can’t hardly explain it? I have. In fact I currently do. Indulge me if you will on a little journey. Several years ago, our family began attending a new church. We showed up, with...
Lessons From Ebenezer Scrooge

Lessons From Ebenezer Scrooge

All photo credits to Rachel Winters Photography Our local community theater recently staged Scrooge! The Musical. As you likely know, the musical is an adaptation of the novel A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. As such, not every line is verbatim to the book, but...
Privilege… It Exists In Many Forms

Privilege… It Exists In Many Forms

Privilege. It’s a word that is all around us. Typically it is attached to the word “white”. As in ‘white privilege’. Yep, I just went there. Honestly, these types of conversations are the kind that we like to have with our heads down a...
The 1 in 4

The 1 in 4

**Warning** This post mentions pregnancy loss and has some graphic content.   Hello, my name is Beth and I am mom to six children. Or am I? When you meet new people, you go through all the usual get to know you questions and pleasantries. “What’s your...
Wet Cement

Wet Cement

There’s those moments….the ones where you’re trying to teach your children how to do life. When you are instructing them on how to be loving human beings. How to love God, love people. Those moments where you shake your head and wonder “are...
Lessons from Green Gables

Lessons from Green Gables

When I was younger, I LOVED the Anne of Green Gables series. L.M. Montgomery wrote with such vivid detail, that I could picture the entire scene. I dreamed of having my own Green Gables someday. Of course, I was also a child of the 80’s, and the TV mini series...
If We’re Judging…..We’re Not Loving

If We’re Judging…..We’re Not Loving

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” I had actually never seen or heard this quote from Mother Teresa before, until a local business placed it on their marquee. It caught my eye and sparked a great discussion with the kids in the car....
When God Says “Do”

When God Says “Do”

You know how it feels when you ask your children to go and “do” something? You kindly ask them to take care of said task for you. You know they are capable, you know they can handle it, and if they put their mind to it, they will do it well. Otherwise, why...