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


Have you done any flying lately? It’s certainly not what it used to be. Remember when every passenger could check two bags at no charge? I took a trip to Chicago back in those “good ol’ days” with a group of friends. One individual, who will remain unnamed, thought we should take the L from… Continue reading Baggage


“Commit your works to the LORD and your plans will be established.” Proverbs 16:3 If you commit your works to the LORD, your plans will be established …because once you truly commit your works to the LORD, you are no longer setting your own plans. Instead they will be set by God. Consider an eggs… Continue reading Surrender


By Mendi Behnen “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:3 During the Christmas season you see a lot of signs and displays that say “Believe.” I find myself asking, “Believe what?” Are they encouraging us to believe in a jolly… Continue reading Believe


By Mendi Behnen Whenever I read Luke 10:38-42, I always feel like Martha gets the bum rap. Being a little Martha-like myself, I want to complain that if the Martha’s of the world did not get busy and look after the details, nothing would ever get done! Ok, maybe she had a bit of an… Continue reading Welcome