By Mendi Behnen I recently worked my obligatory “quarantine” jigsaw puzzle.  It was an amazing scene from the Grand Canyon and I was looking forward to watching it come together as I pulled out the pieces, searching for all of the ones that would form the border. However, they were the strangest pieces I had… Continue reading Plans


By Mendi Behnen Last week my grandson was at my house with a great need to be busy. So, I put him to work helping me fold laundry and put it away. He carried a maroon hand towel and washcloth to the hall bath and stopped short at the shelf where he knew they belonged.… Continue reading Perspective

Spaghetti Therapy

By Mendi Behnen One of my friends taught me about what she calls “Spaghetti Therapy.” She found herself following a pattern of negative self-talk, and recognized it was time to start taking those  thoughts captive and making them obedient to Jesus Christ …thus the start of her Spaghetti Therapy. As I explain this process you… Continue reading Spaghetti Therapy

Give Thanks

By Mendi Behnen As Thanksgiving approaches, I am reading Luke 17:11-19 which is about a man who is known for giving thanks. Luke tells us about how Jesus sees ten men with leprosy as he was traveling along the border of Samaria and Galilee. They recognize that He is Master …even over disease, so they… Continue reading Give Thanks

Unfading Beauty

By Mendi Behnen UNFADING BEAUTY. What do you think of when you hear these words? Does it make you want to plan a trip to a salon or spa, or maybe the mall, perhaps even a journey in search of the fountain of youth? Down deep, we all want to be beautiful. Even if you… Continue reading Unfading Beauty

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