Cleaning House

By Ginny Reding I’ve been on a do-or-die operation the last several weeks.  My mission:  to eradicate the gazillion flies that have invaded my home; to locate nesting areas and destroy flies and their offspring.  I show no mercy.  I swat, swipe, even take the shop vac to them, which can be quite effective, I… Continue reading Cleaning House


By Alyse Fields “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.” Matthew 5:6 I have a sweet 18 month old little girl – she is simply a delight! Most of the time….as long as she is not hungry.  I mean, this sweet baby girl just about cannot handle it. … Continue reading Hungry

Generations of Love: Alpha to Omega

By Jannette Weaver What is a blog?  When Mendi asked me to write a blog I thought, “Hmmmm.  Well.  Where do I start?” Webster’s dictionary definition includes words such as personal reflection, comments, hyperlinks, videos, experiences, observations, and opinions.  Then I’m thinking, “This sounds a lot like Facebook!!!”  So, piece of cake, right?   Not so… Continue reading Generations of Love: Alpha to Omega


By Jennifer Duncan When I was small, I always struggled to be included in play with my older brother.  He had such great “grown up” ideas, that were even more appealing because they were often on the edge of the boundaries set by our parents.  It was his idea, for example, to “baptize” me in… Continue reading Busted


By JaDonna Brattin For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.  Matthew 6:21 As a young child, one of the things I did to entertain myself was to imagine going on a treasure hunt and finding a fabulous treasure.  Dancing around in my head were visions of X marks the spot, a… Continue reading Treasure

How Does Your Garden Grow?

By Mendi Behnen My grandma grew a “garden” every year. During the depression there were a number of folks who sustained their families by freely picking crops from the acreage that she planted. Most people would have called it a farm, but Grandma called it her “garden”. She loved working in her garden, and it… Continue reading How Does Your Garden Grow?


By Mendi Behnen I remember one day when my son was about three years old. It was a normal, every-day day and like many other days I was making his all-time favorite lunch – a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I placed two pieces of bread on a paper plate on the counter and crossed… Continue reading BEST

Our God Is Faithful

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me    all the days of my life,and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord    forever.” – Psalm 23:6 To many these words are familiar, so familiar that they may be read over quickly without much contemplation. If this is the case, I encourage you to look at this sweet sentence with fresh eyes.… Continue reading Our God Is Faithful

Accepting What Is

I am going to share something very personal and private.  I am going to let you in on something very vulnerable.  I share it with you because if my pain and experience can benefit you in some way, it will be a double-blessing.  And I love double-blessings. I am a journeyer.  I believe that life… Continue reading Accepting What Is