Growing up, the greatest desire of my heart was to be married and have a large family. My husband and I couldn't wait to begin our family! Things didn’t work out like we hoped they would. We struggled for years with infertility. After months, then years of disappointment, I could so relate to Rachel in … Continue reading Give Me Children, or Else I Die!
Yesterday we hiked higher than we’ve ever hiked before. My little girl did not want to be there. It was too early. Her legs were tired from riding her bike the day before. It was steep, and the path was narrow. Looking down scared her. She tripped a few times, and she was frustrated with … Continue reading Conquer Your Day!
It never fails. Whenever I step into the shower, begin cooking dinner, or turn the ignition on my car, my cell phone rings. It is comical how my dad always seems to call at the most inconvenient, busiest time of the day. But when I think about my sweet dad and his penchant for phone … Continue reading Fathers
Upon reading those words, peace seemed to flow down into me, and hope awakened as those words pierced my heart with their undeniable truth. I knew at that moment God was speaking to me through those words. The door of my heart was flung open once again, and light and hope came flooding in.
Normally, as I water my garden each morning, I just use a hose and spray everything down until it is good and soaked. It is time effective, and I can check a task off my list. This morning, however, I made a fertilizer-water mix and watered each plant by hand. I noticed a few of … Continue reading Lessons in the Garden
The problem is the virus. The opportunity is how we respond to it in our homes. More specifically, how we choose to capitalize on this opportunity with our children. What are your intentions during this opportunity with your kiddos?
The other day I visited with my friends, Aaron and Jessica. When Aaron came into the room, I immediately noticed the slogan on his t-shirt. It said, “Spray Like You Mean It!” But, from my angle, I thought it said, “Pray Like You Mean It!” That got me thinking about prayer. I feel blessed to be able to … Continue reading (S)pray Like You Mean It!
On Saturday, May 16th, volunteers distributed 4,100 bags of potatoes and onions to the community. The response was one of gratitude. Eric Sauer, of Chelan Fresh, witnessed the carefully orchestrated give away. The export sales manager contacted Monique Lott, Communications Director for the Wenatchee Stake, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with an amazing … Continue reading PRODUCE DONATION ALLOWS VALLEY TO PARTAKE OF BOUNTY THROUGH JUNE
Needs and challenges will arise for us each day. When we remember Jesus Christ and turn to Him regularly, we can better face the trials as they come. We can remember to look to the source of our deliverance, and recognize the manna that daily showers down from heaven.
Lately, we’ve heard the word ‘essential’ used quite a bit. By definition, the word essential means something that is absolutely necessary or indispensable. People have jobs that are essential, or nonessential. Businesses and services are either essential or nonessential. Travel can be essential or nonessential. A desire to see a medical professional can be deemed … Continue reading Just What is Essential?