A Call to Go Back

A Call to Go Back

My grandparents were Finnish immigrants who settled in Nashwauk, Minnesota which is in the northern part of the state.  There they lived with their son, my father, Ray. I grew up visiting my grandparents in Nashwauk and by that time, it had become more of an...
God is the Love in the Room

God is the Love in the Room

Editor’s Note: Jennifer and her family belong to the vibrant and engaged United Methodist Church in Wausau. The St. Anthony Community is always pleased and blessed to see God at work in people of all faiths. My curly-haired boy and I deliver communion for people who...
Church Ladies

Church Ladies

We have a friend who rides with us to church. She lives with others and has some extra help. This past Christmas season she gave me a box of cookies. She gave them to me one Sunday when I picked her up for church. Just so they wouldn’t be eaten by others, who might...

This is Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays.  It often gets overlooked.  I can bump into Christmas at stores while I am still wearing my summer clothes and looking for school supplies for my son.  While shopping, I have found a couple of Thanksgiving items smashed...
My Daily Bucket List

My Daily Bucket List

As I write this, it is 84 days until I turn 50.  Twelve weeks. A while back, I counted the days and it was 500. And in what seems like a moment, 416 days have gone by. Time flies at a dizzyingly fast rate, and yet it is easy to think we have endless amounts.  And it...